Training Intel

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.


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.”


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…


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.


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


Training spotlight: Destin Lasco, Dimitar Petrov and Pleasantville Aquatics

Our next installment of the training spotlight series stays in New Jersey where we’re looking at another rising young backstroker and his training group.


Training Spotlight: Vinny Marciano, Al Ledgin and Morris County Swimming

Morris County Swim Club coach Al Ledgin offers a glimpse into the training he does with his squad, including 5-event short-course NAG record-holder Vinny Marciano.


Chris Walker Hebborn: Three things backstrokers really need to do

The 23 year-old is Britain’s top ranked backstroker following his wins in the 50m and 100m at last months British Championships, where he caught attention for his tattoos as well as his swimming.


McGinnis: Common Myths About Swimmers and Resistance Training, And Why They’re Not True

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


Swimming With Physics: Why Do Swimmers Go Faster When They Feel Slower?

Rebecca Westfall (left) and Gary Sturdy (right) have put their collective physics and swimming knowledge together and they believe that they’ve come up with a breakthrough for swim technique.


How to Go With The Flow With Better Butterfly Body Position

The head position throughout the butterfly stroke can be a major limiting factor in your stroke. Keeping the head looking forward too much will lead to a sinking of your hips, which increases your drag in the water ultimately causing you to swim slower.

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USC Coach Dave Salo talks USRPT, coaching philosophy on Ritter Sports Performance Podcast

USC Head Coach Dave Salo shares some insights into his coaching philosophy and training methodology, including his thoughts on USRPT.


David Marsh Performance Video: Breaststroke Kick Set with Micah Lawrence

Swimming Video is courtesy of SwimMAC Elite & David Marsh Performance Swim Camps.

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