Training Intel

Horton, Campbell Sisters, Larkin Reveal Their Toughest Sets Ever

Ever tried a 4k IM on for size? Mitch Larkin of Australia has! Check out what he and some of his elite Aussie teammates reveal as their toughest sets ever!

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The 5 Benefits of Swim-Specific Strength Based Training

In this post touch on 5 (of the many) benefits of swim-specific strength training.

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Why You Should Grade Your Swim Practices

The way things go for you 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 in the practice.

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Tired of Choking on Race Day? This Book Can Help

Is there anything more agonizing than doing all the hard work in practice, but then blowing it on race day? Here’s how this mental training workbook will help you stop from choking when it matters most.

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17 Things That Mental Training Will Do for Your Swimming

Not sure about how mental training can help benefit your swimming? Here are 17 ways that a better mindset will help you swim faster this season.

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Swimming with Gators: Gregg Troy’s Favorite Distance Set

The man, the legend, the moustache. Here is Gregg Troy’s favorite distance set.

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Upping the InZanity: Grothe is Getting Faster!

This is Zane Grothe’s favorite set and he dropped a total of 23 seconds off of it from one year ago!

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Dennis Pursley Doesn’t Use The Word ‘Taper’

Taper. Rest. Preparation. Drop tapers. Swim coaches have a million words to describe the art of resting, and often it seems every coach has a different definition of each term. But Pursley says the terminology truly does matter – at least in the mind of the athlete.

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Jon Sieben and the Power of Rocking the Underdog Mindset

There was no reason to expect that 17-year old Jon Sieben would compete for the gold medal of 200m butterfly at the Los Angeles. Here’s how he pulled off one of the biggest upsets in swimming history.

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Elite Swimming Starts with Enjoying the Journey

You don’t learn to enjoy the journey by becoming successful. It’s the opposite. Success comes after you learn to enjoy the process and savor the journey.

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Jason Lezak and the Power of Competing

At the Beijing Olympics Jason Lezak swam one of the most unreal races in swimming history. Here’s how he unleashed the power of competing to make it happen.

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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. Here’s how he used visualization to achieve his goal of Olympic gold.

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Rowdy Gaines and the Importance of Swimming Regret-Free

Before the 1980 Olympics Rowdy Gaines was forecast to win four gold medals. When the US boycotted, Gaines struggled with whether or not to continue swimming and chase that elusive gold medal.

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7 Fun Facts About Age Group Swimming Plateaus

Here’s what swimmers and swim parents need to know about the dreaded age group swimming plateau.

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Olympic Champion Duncan Armstrong: Dream Big, Train Bigger

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

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