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?
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.
Since we last caught up with Rebecca Westfall and Gary Sturdy’s exploration of swimming and physics, Rebecca’s has found a…
OU’s Shawn Kornoelje shares a mid-summer’s distance set that he did with his Horizon League championship winning Golden Grizzlies.
#6 – Ask for help if you need it.
Lactate fuels the intensity of training, supplying information of how exercises start the metabolic system process.
LSU Tigers coach Chris Ip shares a set that will challenge your swimmer’s focus while keeping them swimming fast.
Guest contributor Josh Davis is a 5-time Olympic medalist, former captain of the USA National Team and a television sports…
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.
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:
How do we reconcile new training methods with those that are tried and true?
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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.”
Eric McGinnis is the Rollins College Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sports Performance Specialist, a former Kentucky All-American and World University…
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.