Training Intel

Becca Mann blogs (and videos) USRPT, Day 3

On day 3, Becca Mann is back with some video footage of USRPT in action, plus her thoughts on its viability as a training strategy.

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Becca Mann Blogs USRPT, Day 2

Becca Mann has now completed two days of USRPT, and has answers to some of your questions!

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George Bovell Swimming Stream of Consciousness

Bovell’s point of view training, racing, living…

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What is the Head Strong Posture Trainer?

Have you heard of the Head Strong Posture Trainer but are not really sure what it is, what it does, and how it can make you a faster swimmer? Watch this short video and have all of your questions answered!

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How Cesar Cielo Overcame Surgery on Both Knees, Swimmer Strength

October 2012, Cesar Cielo underwent surgery on both knees. The recovery was long and arduous, robbing Cesar of a quality training. Cesar had to find a way to quickly regain his leg strength while continuing to rehabilitate his knees.

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Coach’s Intel: Edward Denny of Cal U Shares a Holiday-Themed Workout

Coach Edward Denny of Cal U shares a couple different holiday-themed workouts to try with your swimmers.

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How to Flip Turn, dos and don’ts

There are two common mistakes that many swimmers of all abilities make when performing flip turns. The first and most frequently observed is gliding into the wall, causing the swimmer to lose speed thus slowing down the flip.

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Coach’s Intel: Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming’s Brent Bergstedt Shares a Mid-Season Workout

Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming’s Brent Bergstedt shares a mid-season workout geared towards expanding a swimmer’s base.

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Swimming Is All In Your Head

Your head position may be a major factor keeping you from becoming the best swimmer you can be.

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Lessons From Legends: Coach Ray Bussard, An Independent Mind

Is your approach to competitive swimming as a coach, athlete or parent out of the mainstream? Do you think differently…outside the box? Then consider your perspective to what Coach Ray Bussard injected into the sport during his relatively short, 21-year coaching career.

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Coach’s Intel: Tony Gallagher of the Palatine Tiger Sharks Shares an IM Intensive Set

Tony Gallagher from the Palatine Tiger Sharks shares an IM set that is easily to adaptable to different speeds and abilities.

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Coach’s Intel: Dave Hedden of the Joliet Y Jets Shares a Set to Improve DPS

Dave Hedden of the Joliet Y Jets Swim Team shares a set designed to help swimmers improve their DPS when swimming at race speed.

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Program Development with Chris Hadden: Establishing Philosophies and Values – Part I

“As far as staffing goes, Chris looks for three main things from his assistants: 1) reliability, 2) skilled when working with the youth, and 3) capabilities for learning.”

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Sculling Paddles for an Early Catch

No matter what level of swimmer you are, there is always room to improve your “feel” for the water.

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Lessons From Legends: USA Swimming’s Enduring Roses

“In November of 1975, the hotel convention room in Santa Ana, California was packed with young swim coaches attending USC Coach Peter Daland’s Western States Coaches Clinic. They sat eagerly, waiting to learn from experienced coaches, several of whom were among the best in the world. The 1976 Olympic year was underway…”

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