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5 Ways Swimmers Hold Themselves Back in the Pool

All too often we catch ourselves being our own worst enemy. Here are 5 ways that we hold ourselves back in our swimming.

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6 Things to Think About Next Time You Stumble with Your Swimming

6 things to think about the next time that your swimming is going not so, well, swimmingly.

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This Coach Challenged His Athletes to Get Just 1% Better (And Then They Won 16 Olympic Golds)

Looking to make some striking improvements to your swimming? The quickest way to becoming a faster swimmer is not the way you think.

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Swim Training: Rethink Rotation in Backstroke and Freestyle

Gary Hall Sr.: “Although coaches and swimmers commonly believe that one of the reasons fast freestlyers and backstrokers rotate their bodies along the axis of their motion is to reduce drag, I don’t agree.”

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6 Reasons to Get Stoked About Being a Self-Disciplined Swimmer

Learn six reasons why you should be fired up about becoming a more self-disciplined swimmer.

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Try This Vertical Kicking Set That Will Leave Your Legs Shaking

Level up your kick with this gongshow of a vertical kick workout that will leave your legs quivering, your kick much-improved, and hungrier than a Hungry-Hungry hippo.

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Here’s a Set That Will Help You Level Up Your IM & Stroke Events

Build some serious closing speed with this IM/stroke set from the Badger Aquatics Club. Drew Walden, Head Coach and CEO…

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Cal Coach Dave Durden Breaks Down Short Course Training

Dave Durden, head coach of the Cal Golden Bears and an Arena Elite Team Ambassador, breaks down short course training….

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5 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep the Night Before Your Big Race

It’s the night before the big race and you find yourself staring wide eyed at the back of your eyelids. Here are 5 tips for relaxing and getting a good night’s rest.

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Why Do We Get Less Optimistic The Closer the Big Race Gets?

It’s a familiar situation; with weeks or days remaining until the big meet a swimmer will develop a seemingly random crisis in confidence. Here is why this happens.

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5 Tips for Surviving Your Taper

For some swimmers, the real struggle comes after all of the hard work is done. Here are 5 tips for surviving your taper.

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This Is How Fast Katie Ledecky Swims in Practice

Think you have what it takes to race Katie Ledecky? Here is what the greatest active swimmer on the planet does in practice.

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How to Make the Most of Your Swim Meet Warm-Up

It’s the day of the big race and you are ready to throw down on your PB’s. Here is a proven way to supercharge your warm-up so that your hard work shows up at race time.

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Power Up Your Kick with the Zona Kick Drill

Ready to ditch the kickboard? Develop a more balanced freestyle kick with the Zona kick drill.

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7 Quotes to Help Swimmers Get Focused

Having troubled concentrating on what matters with your swimming? Here are 7 quotes to help you get focused and back on track.

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