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5 Ways to Shake Pre-Race Jitters

#2 – Visualize. Visualize. Visualize.

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How Fast Will You Swim in 2015?

It seems a little surreal to write that number—after all, where did 2014 actually go? With the inevitable turning of…

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3 Proven Ways to Develop and Support Motivation

How do we move from wanting or desiring to reach a goal to taking action in order to get it? In other words, what are the best ways for us to motivate ourselves, or to motivate others?

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16 Tricks and Tips to Swim Faster, Train Smarter and Crush Your Goals

One of the most common questions I get is a variation of, “how do I swim faster?” Which is fair……

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Testing the Pebble Watch on Swim.com

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.

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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.

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A Daily Mental Toughness Checklist for Swimmers

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.

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Coach’s Intel: Islanders Aquatics and RAC Dual Out a Challenge Set

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.

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Keepin’ the Water Blue With Coach Cavataro – Swim Coach Confidential

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.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Confidence

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.

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Steele Wisdom: Teamanship by Missy Franklin’s former club the Colorado Stars

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.

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Ramp Up Your Freestyle Kick The Race Club Way – Swim Training

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.

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3 Ways to Stay Healthy in Flu Season

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.

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Weekly Race Club Swimisodes Premiere November 5th – See Promo Video Here

Swimisodes will star Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Soni, Roland Schoeman, Junya Koga, Lexie Kelly and Zach Hayden with swimming techniques from Coach Gary Hall.

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