Training Intel

Training Blocks: A Week With Todd Desorbo & Kate Douglass At Virginia

We connected with University of Virginia head coach Todd Desorbo, who provided workouts from UVA’s training plan with star freshman Kate Douglass.

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Mark Tewksbury: How Visualization Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

When Mark Tewksbury got into the water for the final of 100m backstroke at the 1992 Olympics, he felt like he’d already been there a thousand times.

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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. 

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Training Blocks: A Week With Ray Looze & the Indiana Pro Group

Training Blocks: workouts from top college & pro training groups over the course of a week, to see how the top minds in our sport build a training block.

Jon Sieben and the Power of Rocking the Underdog Mindset

17-year old Jon Sieben pulled off one of the greatest upsets in swimming history at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Here’s how it went down.

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

A logbook is much more than workouts and intervals. The pages of your logbook contain the story of your journey in the pool.

Tired of Choking on Race Day? This Book Can Help

You’ve worked hard in practice all season. Here’s how to maximize your hard work and commitment on race day when the pressure is on.

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Turn Your Setbacks Into Comebacks

Setbacks and failures are a natural part of the upwards trajectory of our swimming. What will your reaction be when setbacks happen to you in the pool?

Yoga for Swimmers – Creating a Strong Cross-Body Connection

These seven yoga poses for swimmers create a strong cross-body connection that will help lead to a more efficient freestyle and backstroke.

5 Things You Can’t Control in the Pool (and What to Focus on Instead)

Are you spending your energy and focus on the right things in the water? Give your performance a boost by investing your effort in the right areas.

10 Things That Have Nothing to Do With Talent

Much is made about having lots of talent. But talent alone doesn’t make champion swimmers. Here’s what to focus on instead.

The Neat-o Thing That Happens When Swimmers Work Their Mental Training

There are lots of benefits to spending time each day on your mindset. Besides the whole swimming faster thing, here is what else that happens.

When You Don’t Feel Motivated to Go to Practice

No matter how committed you are to your goals there will be days where the last thing you want to do is go to the pool. Here’s what to focus on.

7 Things Swimmers Can Learn from Nick Saban’s “How Good Do You Want to Be”

What can an elite college football coach teach swimmers about perseverance, mental toughness, and swimming faster than ever? Lots.

5 Life Lessons You Will Get From Swimming

There is more to the sport of swimming than best times and endless morning workouts with your best friends. Here are some of the lessons from the pool.

Rowdy Gaines and the Importance of Swimming Regret-Free

The greatest pain comes not in the water. It’s wondering if we could have pushed ourselves a little further. Dealing with the elusive “what if?”

Olympic Champion Duncan Armstrong: Dream Big, Train Bigger

Australian Duncan Armstrong pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history by asking a simple question: “Why not me?”

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