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How To Talk To Kids About Pool Safety

Taking a few minutes to speak to your child about pool safety on a consistent basis can protect him or her from injury and any unnecessary accidents around swimming pools.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Developing Positive Self-Talk

An amazing aspect of a yoga for swimmers practice is that it gives you tools to establish and implement strategies that develop more effective mental skills…

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Finding Mastery: Bob Bowman, ASU Swimming Head Coach

High performance psychologist, Dr. Michael Gervais, interviews people excelling in the most hostile environments to discover the mental skills used to push the boundaries. 2016 Olympic and ASU Head Coach Bob Bowman is the special guest.

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Federica Pelligrini Career Update in Post-200 Era (Video)

Since winning the 200 free in Budapest last summer, Italian super star Federica Pelligrini has sworn off of the event for good. Nevertheless, she’s been keeping herself busy with a handful of other races

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Nathan Adrian Breaks Down Cal Workouts in Colorado (Video)

After a swift outing of 48.5 and 22.0 in the 100 and 50 free, Olympic champ Nathan Adrian speaks to SwimSwam about what training camp at altitude in Colorado Springs will look like for the Bears

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656 New Swim Jobs You Might Love

If you don’t like the career you’re in, you might want to work in the swimming community and be a…

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Firebelly: A Revolution in Swim Performance Technology

Firebelly is the world’s first wearable swim device using bone conduction audio that gives you SmartFeedbackTM. Hear key performance feedback as you swim. After you swim, track your performance and identify areas for improvement with the free smartphone app.

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Penny Oleksiak Has Built Endurance for 200 Free (Video)

Olympic Champion in the 100m Free, Penny Oleksiak, has been building her endurance, and plans to debut her 200m free for the first time at a championship meet this April at the Commonwealth Games

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Madisyn Cox Loved Training with Lia Neal in Austin (Video)

Madisyn Cox won the women’s 400 IM in a lifetime best, coming off of a stint of training with national teammate Lia Neal training beside her at the University of Texas

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SwimmersBest Drill Of The Month: No-Touch Dolphin Kicks

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

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Maximizing Swim Lesson Potential

Practice makes perfect! Like any skill, swimming skills are improved when they are practiced often. There are many skills that young swimmers are able to work on at home, even without the use of a pool. For example, some skills that children can do in the bathtub include:

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SwimmersBest Drill of the Month: Powering The Breaststroke With Targeted Drag Resistance

Breaststroke is clearly a blend of ideal technique and timing. However, over-focus on technique and timing can cause swimmers to ‘go through the motions’ and miss power in their kick or pull.

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FINIS Set Of The Week: The Essentials – Arm & Shoulder Maintenance

Designed to emphasize perfect pull technique, despite fatigue

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How Swimming Lessons Made Family Vacations That Much Better

Every year we still go to Florida and my kids are little fish in my grandparent’s pool swimming from sun up till sun down! It’s great that they know how to swim and enjoy it so much!

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College Searches – Keeping Your Sanity

This mom knows all too well the stresses of helping a son and daughter with their college decision.

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