Training

Turn Your Setbacks Into Comebacks

Stumbles, setbacks and failures are a natural part of the upwards trajectory of our swimming. What will your reaction be when the inevitable setback happens to you in the pool?

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SwimmersBest Knee Adjuster Kit (Video)

Vary the distance between knees the “SwimmerBest Knee Adjuster Kit” is great for vertical breast kicking.

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Why Strong Freestyle Kick Mechanics Really Matter

There is more to a strong kick than flexibility. For the down kick, the quadriceps, hip flexors and core muscles have to be incredibly strong in order to create a quick snap of the foot backwards…

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5 Training Milestones That Kick a Metric Ton of Butt

Training is tough. It’s challenging. But with the grind comes a heap of awesomeness. Here are 5 awesome training milestones.

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Dryland Training At Indiana University

Recently I paid a visit to my alma mater, Indiana University, to celebrate the life of the Grand Dame of swimming, Marge Counsilman.

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500 New Swim Jobs You Might Love

Want a job in swimming? We have over 1187 Swim Jobs listed.

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Why Coupling Motions Boost Distance Per Stroke

Have you ever noticed that leaner men or women often swim faster than bigger, stronger men or women?

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Yoga for Swimmers: Four Essential Yoga Poses for Every Swimmer

Find out what four yoga poses swimmers can use to relieve tightness and tension in the chest, shoulders, hips and quads.

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6 Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop

Maximizing your potential in the pool is hard enough without having to deal with self-inflicted negativity. Here are 6 toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop.

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Why dolphin kick is faster on your back

Dolphin Kick, the 5th Stroke, matters. Learn how to dolphin kick faster…on your back.

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WTRX – Transitioning From Land To Water

The “WTRX” (Water Xtreme) class, designed in partnership with Speedo USA, a division of PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), and Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time®, is changing the perception of the “aqua” class by combining the intensity and camaraderie of the ultimate boot camp with effective, lower impact water movements.

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How to Maximize The Fifth Stroke

The maximum propulsion occurs at the beginning of the down kick with a flick of the foot toward plantar flexion of the ankle. The more plantar flexion of the ankle, the more foot surface area is available to push backward in the water, creating propulsion.

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What to Do When You Are Having a Bad Swim Practice

Frustrated with the way training is going? Here is a 3-step plan for battling back from your next bad swim practice.

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30 Day Plan to End Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is beating up too many swimmers. But with the right tools and plan, you can strike back. A proven plan that has worked with swimmers of all levels includes these 3 steps…

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Ray Looze, Indiana

Coach Ray Looze’s Indiana Hoosiers were all but unstoppable at the biggest meet of the 2017 fall NCAA season thus far.

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