Training Intel

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.”


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……


Testing the Pebble Watch on

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.


FINA Coaches Golden Clinic recap: insights into training for Le Clos, Van der Burgh, Jones, Heemskerk, Belmonte

Chad le Clos’s coach said the butterflyer would train 10,000 meters a day in between sessions of the World Cup tour this past season.


A Daily Mental Toughness Checklist for Swimmers

Mental toughness? For swimmers? Sure, I’ll take me some of that. Here is a daily checklist for swimmers to stay mentally tough in the water.

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Coach’s Intel: Islanders Aquatics and RAC Dual Out a Challenge Set

Islanders Aquatics and the Retriever Aquatic Club got together and had a challenge set recently where the winning team got the losing team’s caps. Here is how it went down.

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Keepin’ the Water Blue With Coach Cavataro – Swim Coach Confidential

Coach Cavataro is in his 34th season as head coach of the Gaels. His wildly successful tenure at Iona College has been highlighted by leading swimmers to NCAA-qualifying swims, numerous conference championships, and Senior National swims.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Confidence

When we experience any degree of success, we learn to look for, and expect, good things to happen. You begin to feel in control of your life, and your sport. You might consider the following techniques to get you on a roll.


Steele Wisdom: Teamanship by Missy Franklin’s former club the Colorado Stars

Many teams request a Teamanship talk when doing camps for junior high and high school swimmers. During the presentation the team is given 10 minutes to give the TRAITS – VALUES and SKILLS they are developing and experiencing by being a team member.

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