Training Intel

3 Steps to a More Explosive Relay Start

There are many styles to a relay start. Power and reaction time are critical to all of them. Let’s take a look at the top 3 things you can do to sharpen your relay start.

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Travel Meets: 5 Things to Do on Arrival

From the moment you land in a new place for a meet, the rest of your day should follow the same pattern every time you travel—that is to say, what you do on arrival day must become second nature to you.

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3 Nutrition Tips for Peak Swimming Performance

How you eat is not about calories, “super foods”, or special tricks. It is entirely about how you can best refuel your muscles for the next race while accelerating recovery from the previous one.

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5 Steps to Finish Stronger at Championship Meets

Three full days of racing is incredibly taxing, both mentally and physically. Athletes must learn how to take advantage of the high-energy environment without letting it deplete their own energy stores.

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3 Sleep Habits to Boost Your Performance

Swimmers see 3 to 4 sunrises per week, often warming up in the dark before dawn. It is difficult to get up early and work your tail off in the pool at 5 a.m., but it is even harder if you aren’t getting your proper shut-eye.

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3 Ways to Recover Faster Between Prelims and Finals

Good recovery between prelims and finals sessions at a meet has a huge impact on how you race in finals. The second half of the day demands much more energy, excitement, and, most importantly, mental and physical preparedness.

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Coaches Intel: Coaching presentations from 2014 Short Course World Championships

On its website, FINA has posted several coaching presentations from its Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic held just before the 2014 Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar last December.

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20 Reasons To Be Thankful For USRPT

Indie Swimming: “With Christmas just ahead, it has caused us to reflect on things we are thankful for. With swimming being a big part of our family experience, we decided to list five things each that we appreciated about the USRPT approach to training.”

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Swim Job: SwimLabs Franchise Owner

If you want to own your own business and be your own boss within the swimming community, why not do something you already know and love?

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5 Steps For Swim Coaches To Empower and Motivate Swimmers and Students

One of the biggest challenges for educators and coaches over the past several years has been finding proven methods for engaging young people in creating self-direction, and empowering them to overcome the obstacles in their lives.

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5 Ways to Shake Pre-Race Jitters

#2 – Visualize. Visualize. Visualize.

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How Fast Will You Swim in 2015?

It seems a little surreal to write that number—after all, where did 2014 actually go? With the inevitable turning of…

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3 Proven Ways to Develop and Support Motivation

How do we move from wanting or desiring to reach a goal to taking action in order to get it? In other words, what are the best ways for us to motivate ourselves, or to motivate others?

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16 Tricks and Tips to Swim Faster, Train Smarter and Crush Your Goals

One of the most common questions I get is a variation of, “how do I swim faster?” Which is fair……

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Testing the Pebble Watch on Swim.com

One of the newest innovations in swim training are swim watches. A few years ago you could only use a Garmin to monitor your open water swimming, but now there are several swim watches that will record data while you swim in a pool.

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