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The Swimmer’s Guide to Creating Awesome Habits

Ready to take your swimming to the next level? Developing awesome habits is the ultimate shortcut to fast swimming. Here’s how to make them work for you.

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5 Mental Hacks to Get You Through Your Next Tough Swim Practice

Are you making tough workouts even harder? Here are 5 tips to help make those challenging sets and workouts easier.


Excellence Starts in Practice: 8 Ways to Swim Like a Boss From Day 1

Swimming excellence is developed long before you ever step up on the blocks. Here are 8 ways to engage your inner excellence at practice on the regular.


Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Resilient Swimmer

Ready to become a more resilient swimmer in competition and in training? Here are 5 tips to help swimmers bounce back hard and fast.

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Why The Fundamental Law of Inertia Matters In Swimming

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.


Wanna Swim Faster? Start By Unleashing Your Inner Grit

Wanna punish those goals this season? Start by unleashing your inner grit in the pool.

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The Most Common Protein Mistakes Young Athletes Make

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Protein is a hot topic among young athletes. Just the other day a mom emailed…


Learn the Hex-Bar Deadlift to Increase your Swim Strength

We prefer to recommend the Hex Bar / Trap Bar over a regular barbell because it helps to decrease shear forces on the lumbar spine. This allows you to stabilize your shoulders in neutral and promotes proper movement mechanics, especially with taller athletes.


Leila Vaziri Technique Tips: Breaststroke With Dolphin Kick (Video)

Vaziri: Breaststroke involves an undulation to the stroke, it has a slight up motion at the end of the kick. Consisting mostly of a strong kick but follows through with a propulsion of the hips.

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Learn the Dumbbell Deadlift to Increase your Swim Strength

The Dumbbell Deadlift is one of our favorite exercises to increase your swimmer strength.

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Learn Kettlebell Goblet Squats to Increase your Swim Strength

The KB/DB Goblet Squat is simply the Frog Squat movement but holding a kettlebell or dumbbell at chest height.


Learn Monster Walks to Increase your Swim Strength

If you are doing this correctly, taking your time, staying low and keeping your hips level in all 4 directions, you should feel a good muscle ‘burn’ in your glutes and quads.

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Learn the Frog Squat to Increase your Swim Strength

Today we are introducing the Frog Squat! The Frog Squat focuses on lower-extremity flexibilty, hip stability and posture.


How to Develop Better Habits in the Pool

The consistent application of good habits will get you success fast in the pool. Here is how to make habits work for you in the pool and in life.

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Focus on the Things You Can Control in the Pool

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he…

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