Training Intel

The Truth about Your Head Position In Swimming

Gary Hall Sr.: “Most swimmers swim freestyle or backstroke with their heads positioned too high, looking forward slightly as they swim through the water, or in the case of backstroke, with the head perched up.”

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How to Improve your Flexibility

Flexibility is an important part of every swimmer’s training, but it is often overlooked. Not only does flexibility improve your range of motion, but it also protects against injury. Let’s discuss a few ways you can improve your flexibility within your training to improve your athleticism in the water.

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Coach’s Intel: ATOM’s Shaynah Jerrell Shares a Broken 200 Set

In today’s Coach’s Intel Shaynah Jerrell of ATOM shares a broken 200 set that she likes to use with her swimmers.

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Swimmers, Sweat, and Why You Need Electrolytes

In the water, the obvious indicators of dehydration are less apparent—excessive sweating, dry mouth, overheating, etc., so it’s easy to forget to drink fluids steadily throughout practice.

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3 Ways to Recover and Refresh Post-Season

3 Ways to recover and refresh between the short course and long course season.

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3 Exercises for Powerful Long Axis Strokes

Add the following exercises to your repertoire to individualize your strength program for the events that you swim. Begin by incorporating at least one or two of these stroke-specific exercises into each strength training session.

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3 Steps to Maximize Your Endurance for Long Course

In a 50-meter pool you can’t rely as heavily on turns, underwaters, or breakouts to help you pick up easy speed along the race. We’ve got a few tips to help you be more efficient in practice and faster at the end of your races this summer.

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3 Exercises for Powerful Short Axis Strokes

This week we’ll address the 3 short axis exercises that will help make your butterfly and breastroke both easier and faster.

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Your Top Recovery Methods for High-Volume Training

Spring training involves a heavy dose of yardage paired with intense dryland. Swimmers jump head first into high-volume practices while managing soreness and fatigue from their general strength and conditioning on land. Proper recovery helps athletes stay healthy and consistent with their training year round.

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Going Back to the Drawing Board

When the championship meet is over—whether it’s the Olympics, NCAA’s, junior nationals, high school championships, or anything in between—swimmers need…

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How Foam Rolling Maximizes Your Performance

Foam rolling uses your bodyweight against a cylindrical foam roller to produce some of the same positive effects on your body that deep tissue or sports massages provide, at a fraction of the cost.

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5 Steps to Kick Start Your Spring Training

Spring is a fresh start for swimmers as they re-focus their training toward summer competition. Following taper, a championship meet, and a few days off from practice, however, that “re-focus” part can be difficult. Here are 5 steps to kick start your spring training…

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4 Hacks for Faster Prelims Racing

Many swimmers find it harder to race fast in the morning for a number of reasons. Let’s discuss the 4 things you can do to gear up for a clutch morning performance, and ultimately, a dynamite finals session.

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3 Reasons to Stretch While Tapering

In order to reduce stiffness and feel ready to compete, you can gently move your muscles through a few stretches. Stretching boosts blood circulation to muscle tissue, helping your body exchange waste products for oxygen and nutrients.

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How to Improve your Stress Management In Swimming

As we near the end of the academic year, swimming is just beginning to pick up steam. Preparing for final exams and projects can be difficult when swimmers need to travel for competitions and focus on racing.

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