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SwimmersBest Drill Of The Month: Position 11 Fly Drill

SwimSwam thanks SwimmersBest for sponsoring “Drill of the Month.”  This is a SwimSwam recurring feature that brings drills and idea…

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Want to Be Mentally Tougher This Season? Sleep More

Mental toughness isn’t just about being more gritty than the next swimmer; it’s about taking care of yourself between practices. Here’s how sleep will help you be more resilient this season.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: John Morse & Doug Wharam, NAC

The American team of juniors had a dominant showing at Junior Pan Pacs, winning 27 of 35 golds medals and more than half of all medals awarded. Nashville Aquatic Club swimmers accounted for 9 total medals, 7 of them gold.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Working with Different Age Groups

A common question swim coaches have when implementing a swimming-specific yoga program is how to apply the practice with different age groups…

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33 Meters: Lizzi Smith is Living Limb-itlessly

This is a week in the life of Lizzi Smith: 2016 Paralympian, Team USA member, and Fike Swim ambassador.

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How to Bounce Back When You Fail

Success in swimming isn’t accomplished with the battles you win inside the pool. Success in swimming is accomplished with the battles you win outside the pool; how you emotionally cope with big races, how you handle the challenges and obstacles of competitive swimming, and most importantly, how you mentally respond to the failures that you experience.

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Physics for Swimmers, Coaches and Parents: Inertia

In order for a swimmer to go from the rest state (taking your mark on the starting block or getting ready to push off the wall) to the moving state (gliding or swimming down the pool), external forces must be applied.

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FINIS Set of the Week: Longhorn Strength

This week’s set mixes in a little dry land work for an added strength element. All dryland elements can be modified to meet the specifics of your pool – the real work lies in getting out of the pool after each 25 and completing some form of body weight exercise.

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The Swim IT – Swim Safer, Save 30% On Our Biggest Sale Of The Year

The Swim IT is an open-water swim safety device that conveniently attaches to a swimmer’s leg and with one pull on the tab, instantly deploys and inflates a tethered lifejacket. The Swim IT offers peace of mind and has helped save lives.

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This Year Try Being Grateful for the Setbacks in the Pool

Struggling to improve? Here’s why those setbacks, trials and tribulations are to your benefit.

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Strechcordz® Sponsors Annual Swim for Alligator Lighthouse

Strechcordz® swim training gear will be onsite Friday and Saturday September 14-15th at the Annual Swim For Alligator Lighthouse to provide swimmers with expo specials.

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Fike Swim: Day 1 Matters

A new season means new opportunities to swim fast, but it all has to start on day one.

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5 Ways Swimmers Can Supercharge Their Mindset (That You Can Do Today)

Here are some simple strategies any swimmer can use today in practice to unlock a high-performance mindset in training and competition.

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5 Fun Facts About Swimmers and Sleep

Getting more sleep is the easiest way to swim faster this season. Here are some fun factoids about sleep and swimmers.

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Strechcordz® Training Gear Help Improve Speed, Endurance, Stamina & Acceleration

StrechCordzⓇ in-water resistance cords and bands are used by everyone from novice swimmers to competing Olympians for help with flexibility, stamina, speed, endurance, acceleration, and competition swim training.

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