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The Hilarious Power of Performance Cues

Laser-focus your training and improve race-day performance by using some simple performance cues. Here’s how to get started.

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5 Fun Facts About Swimmers and Sleep

We all know how important it is to be getting lots of sleep, but how much of an effort are you putting into getting to locking down the Z’s?

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Michigan Swims Jon Urbanchek’s Last Workout Before Retirement

In a tribute to now-retired swim coaching legend Jon Urbanchek, Michigan’s mid-distance group swam the last workout Urbanchek wrote for the program today.

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Single-Arm Freestyle: Nathan Adrian’s Favorite Free Drill

Nathan Adrian is one of the best freestyles on the planet. Here is his favorite drill for swimming better and faster freestyle.

5 Distance Sets for Building Swim Endurance

Build endurance with these 5 distance swimming workouts from some of the best distance swimmers and coaches on the planet.

Why You Should Grade Your Swim Practices

How things go on race day is decided by the average of how your swim practices go. Here’s how grading your workouts will help you be more consistent.

Maximizing Performance Through Dryland Part V: Training Types & Conclusions

The following comes to us from swimmer and coach Josh Hurley, who put together a research paper on dryland training and its specific application to swimming.

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Maximizing Performance Through Dryland Part IV: Explosive Potential & Endurance

The following comes to us from swimmer and coach Josh Hurley, who put together a research paper on dryland training and its specific application to swimming.

Maximizing Performance Through Dryland Part III: Prehabilitation

The following comes to us from swimmer and coach Josh Hurley, who put together a research paper on dryland training and its specific application to swimming.

Maximizing Performance Through Dryland Part II: Stroke-by-Stroke Principles

The following comes to us from swimmer and coach Josh Hurley, who put together a research paper on dryland training and its specific application to swimming.

Maximizing Performance Through Dryland Part I: Key Aspects & Warming Up

The following comes to us from swimmer and coach Josh Hurley, who put together a research paper on dryland training and its specific application to swimming.

Swimming with Gators: Gregg Troy’s Favorite Distance Set

The man, the legend, the moustache. Here is a breakdown of Gregg Troy’s favorite distance set that he uses with his swimmers.

Yoga for Swimmers: Three Ways to Develop Greater Body Awareness

Developing greater body awareness is one of the advantages of incorporating a swimming-specific yoga practice into your training plan.

Alex Popov and the Power of Training the Way You Wanna Compete

Alexander Popov is one of the greatest swimmers of all time. Here’s what you can learn from his relentless pursuit of perfection in practice.

Why Change is So Hard in the Pool (and How to Make it Easier)

If it’s big-time success in the pool you want, start by thinking small. Here’s how to get started with mastering the little wins.