Training Intel

The Freestyle Flip Turn: What you need to know

Over the next several weeks, I will break down the flip turn into four components: the approach, the flip, the underwater and the breakout. Each of these components is important and I commonly see mistakes made in all four of them, often by the same swimmer.


Swimmers: How to Make the Most of Your Dryland

Swimmers work hard in the pool and also in the gym. Here are four pointers from Jun Jeong, strength coach with the University of Virginia, on how to make the most of your dryland work.

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Yoga for Swimmers – Developing a Cross-Body Connection (Video)

The sequence focuses on increasing both mobility and stability in the shoulders and hips as well as strengthening the core and improving balance…

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Yoga for Swimmers (Video) – A Sequence to Increase Shoulder Mobility

One of the biggest areas for swimmers to address in a yoga practice is shoulder mobility…

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Why we should rotate our bodies in freestyle and backstroke

All of the elite swimmers of the world rotate their bodies along the long axis, the axis that their body is moving down the pool, while swimming freestyle and backstroke. They don’t just rotate a little bit. They rotate a lot. The question is, why?


BridgeAthletic April Olympic Trials Preparation Tips

There are less than 60 days until the first heat of the Men’s 400IM gets the 2016 US Olympic Trials underway. It is time to quiet your thoughts and really trust in the work you have done to get to where you are.

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8 Reasons to Keep a Swim Log

Elite swimmers know the value in tracking and monitoring their progress. Here are 8 reasons you should be keeping a swim log.


How to Build Stronger Freestyle Kick Mechanics

To build a better freestyle or flutter kick, one must first understand where the propulsive power of the kick is derived and how to balance the two opposing forces of propulsion and frontal drag, in order to maximize the kicking speed.


The Top 9 Swimming Pool Games: #3 Sharks and Minnows

Disclaimer: SwimSwam does not endorse all of these swimming pool games. Some are dangerous. Some, which are not so dangerous, will, however, enrage lifeguards and probably get you booted from your community pool.


35 Tips from 35 Swim Coaches

35 coaches from across North America share their favorite swimming tips.


BridgeAthletic March Olympic Trials Preparation Tips

Just under 100 days until Omaha. We’ve gone from counting the months to counting the days. The hay is in the barn, the work is done – it’s now time to fine tune your efforts and work on your speed.

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BridgeAthletic Building Blocks Series – Championship Plyometrics

The BridgeAthletic Building Blocks Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed on the pool deck by swimmers with a basic level of dryland experience and proficiency.

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Encore Presentations Highlight Last Day Of Global Swimming Summit

Catch the Global Swimming Summit’s most popular talks via today’s encore presentation.

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Sjostrom’s Coach: Starts, Turns a Priority Heading Into Rio

The Swedish swimming podcast Snabbanan nabbed a big guest this week, talking to world record-holding butterflyer Sarah Sjostrom’s coach Carl Jenner.