One of the most common questions I get is a variation of, “how do I swim faster?” Which is fair……
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.
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.
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.
Kick, kick, kick, but ditch that board…
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.
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.
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.
The propulsive power that one derives from the freestyle kick depends on pushing a large surface area backward in the water quickly. The backward movement of the kick occurs in the down kick and depends on the strong muscles of the quadriceps and the hip flexors to drive the foot back with speed, along with the core muscles.
Fall is an important time of year for swimmers as they lay down an aerobic base to build upon for the season ahead. In the midst of competitions and heavy training, athletes need to maximize their health so they can maintain consistency and perform their best.
Swimisodes will star Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Soni, Roland Schoeman, Junya Koga, Lexie Kelly and Zach Hayden with swimming techniques from Coach Gary Hall.
Just as swimmers conduct a physical warm-up just prior to a practice or competition the best prepared swimmers have also developed a comprehensive psychological or mental warm up in order to put them in the best frame of mind for a great training opportunity or peak performance.
“Over the past 2 years Matt has collaborated with Coach Bill Boomer to improve his swimmers’ biomechanics in the water. They focused a lot on creating better posture in the water.”
Gary Hall Sr.: “What happens between the time the feet leave the wall and the breakout is the most controversial and variable part of the freestyle flip turn. It is also when the most time is either gained or lost.”