Training Intel

Developing a Winning Attitude in Swimming

Can anyone expect more from an athlete than giving their best personal effort each and every day? Many teams and athletes believe that they are committed wholeheartedly, yet they continue to fall short of their goals. Why would this happen?

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You Are Not How You Perform In Swimming

It is fair to say that we live in a negativity culture. Television, magazines, media and peer influences seem to place a constant focus on what can, or does, go wrong. This necessarily creates a negativity bias in our brain, and for athletes, leads to performance limitations.

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Kinetic Energy in Swimming – Part 2: The Core is King

Since we last caught up with Rebecca Westfall and Gary Sturdy’s exploration of swimming and physics, Rebecca’s has found a…

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Coach’s Intel: OU’s Shawn Kornoelje Shares a Mid-Summer Distance Set

OU’s Shawn Kornoelje shares a mid-summer’s distance set that he did with his Horizon League championship winning Golden Grizzlies.

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The Measure of Training Intensity Through Lactate

Lactate fuels the intensity of training, supplying information of how exercises start the metabolic system process.

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Coach’s Intel: Chris Ip Shares a Set to Keep Your Swimmers on Their Toes

LSU Tigers coach Chris Ip shares a set that will challenge your swimmer’s focus while keeping them swimming fast.

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Rich Get Richer and Fast Get Faster

Guest contributor Josh Davis is a 5-time Olympic medalist, former captain of the USA National Team and a television sports…

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Getting Back in the Water After a Long Layoff? Start Here.

Getting back into the water after a long break can be daunting. Here are 5 tips for making the transition from couch potato to high flyin’ swimmer a little easier.

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5 ways to survive a challenge swim set

Challenge sets are used to simulate the intensity of a race. Coaches will spring these sets on swimmers without prior notice, making the task that much more difficult. Here are 5 ways to survive a challenge set:

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Getting “The Edge” In Swimming

How do we reconcile new training methods with those that are tried and true?

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Swim Training: In Defense of Drills

Gary Hall Sr.: “Since it takes place in a medium some 800 times denser than air, swimming could arguably claim to be the most technique-sensitive sport out there.”

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McGinnis: 5 Training Tips For Sprinters

Eric McGinnis is the Rollins College Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sports Performance Specialist, a former Kentucky All-American and World University…

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Training Spotlight: Reece Whitley, Crystal Keelan and Penn Charter Aquatic Club

Get an inside look at some of the training that has gone into 14-year-old Reece Whitley’s collection of breaststroking National Age Group records.

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SJACY’s Adam Ritchie Shares a Sprint Workout

In today’s Coach’s Intel Adam Ritchie, national team head coach at the YMCA of Burlington and Camden County – South Jersey Aquatic Club, shares a sprint set that his group did this May

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