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6 Things Swimmers Should Remember When Trying to Improve Technique

Swimming better and faster starts with the ultimate fundamental–proper technique. Here’s what swimmers need to know about getting their technical game tight.

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A Simple Trick to Stop You From Freaking Out Behind the Blocks

Here is one of my favorite tricks for keeping calm behind the blocks, while also helping you swim with more control and speed. Whammy!

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Freestyle Kicking Power Requires Plantar Flexibility

Having great plantar flexibility of the ankle is a prerequisite for developing a stronger, faster flutter kick.

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5 Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Swim

All swimmers have bad swims. Here are 5 ways to bounce back the next time you have a bad performance at the pool.

6 Reasons You Aren’t Seeing Success with Your Swimming

Struggling to gain traction with your swimming goals so far this season? Here are 6 reasons you aren’t seeing the success you want.

7 Reasons Every Swimmer Should Go to Swim Meets

Swim meets provide valuable lessons and growing opportunities for swimmers. Here are 7 reasons every swimmer should be going to swim meets.

7 Things You Can Do Today for a Better Practice Tomorrow

Want to get ahead of tomorrow’s workout? Here are 7 simple things that you can do today to make sure tomorrow’s practice goes down like a cool glass of success.

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5 Things to Track in Your Log Book (Besides Your Swim Practices)

Using a training journal gives you much more than just a record of your workouts. It can help you clean up your nutrition habits, get mentally stronger, and even help you recover faster. Here’s how to go next-level with your log book.

Why I Swim

Swimming is far more than just a sport for many of us. Here are just a few of the endless reasons that I swim.

Are You Creating an Environment for Success in the Pool?

How successful we are in sport and in life is often as a result of the environment around us. Here are some tips for building an environment that promotes high performance swimming.

7 Things Swimmers Should Start Doing

Without change it can be difficult to make progress. Here are 7 things swimmers can do to inflict some serious progress this season.

Why The Fundamental Law of Drag Matters in Swimming

Gary Hall Sr: “I consider frontal drag the number one enemy of the swimmer. In the medium of our sport, water, which is about 800 times denser than air, drag forces impact the speed of a swimmer at significantly lower speeds than in air.”

Why pulling underwater with a high elbow matters

The motion of the pulling arm underwater is arguably the most important concept we must learn to swim fast freestyle and butterfly.

5 Reasons to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Swimmers

#3 – We tend to compare our weaknesses against the strengths of others.

10 Things Non-Swimmers Will Never Understand About Swimming

For the casual observer, swimmers might seem like a bizarre lot. Here are 10 things that non-swimmers will never understand about swimming.

Freestyle Flip Turn: Mastering The Approach

The important law of inertia comes into play at several key times during the flip turn and the approach to the wall is one of them. If a body in motion truly wants to stay in motion then the worst thing we can do is slow down while approaching the wall. Yet nearly every swimmer does.

5 Reasons That Swimmers Fail

All too often swimmers can’t get out of their own way while chasing success. Here are 5 reasons that swimmers fail when trying to achieve excellence in the pool.