Training Intel

Workout Video: Stanford Men

Footage from a Stanford Wednesday workout at the Avery Aquatic Center.

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Coach’s Intel: Andrew Hodgson of NTSC Shares a Kick Set to Help Close Like a Champ

Andrew Hodgson shares a set that helps athletes close like champs on the back-half of races.

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Breaststroke Efficiency and the Foil Monofin

Breaststroke is arguably the most difficult stroke to coach, whether your swimmers are new to the sport or have more experience. Having said that, a well executed breaststroke is a thing of beauty and is well worth the time spent perfecting it.

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Coach’s Intel: Hubert Williams of Sailfish Aquatics Shares a Set to Help Close IM Races

Hubert Williams of Sailfish Aquatics shares a set designed to help swimmers close out their IM races with authority.

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Coach’s Intel: Grant Holicky Shares a Distance Set

Grant Holicky shares a distance set he uses with his open water athletes, including national champion Christine Jennings.

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How to Activate Nerves for Faster Morning Swims

Many coaches have problems getting their swimmers to perform well in the mornings. The truth is if a swimmer does not perform well in preliminaries, they may not have an opportunity to compete at night.

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Coach’s Intel: Brent Bergstedt of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming Shares a Set

Brent Bergstedt of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming submits a base-developing set to give swimmers conditioning to build off of.

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Coach’s Intel: Blue Marlins of Greater New Haven’s Michael Solati Shares a Sprint/Anaerobic Set

In today’s Coach’s Intel, Michael Solati of the Blue Marlins of Greater New Haven shares a sprint/anaerobic set he uses with his athletes.

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Why Sun Yang Dominates Distance Swimming

When it comes to distance pool swimming, no male athletes will be referenced more often than Sun Yang or Grant Hackett. Sun and Hackett have displayed domination for several uncontested years on an international stage.

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Coach’s Intel: Paul Silver of the Marlins of Raleigh Drops Two Workouts

Paul Silver of the Marlins of Raleigh shares two sets his athletes perform during aerobic and lactate weekly cycles.

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Portsmouth Researcher Gives a New Twist on “Breath Control”: Inspiratory Muscle Fatigue

A researcher at POrtsmouth University in the UK has found a new set of muscles for elite swimmers to focus on. (Above: Nora McCullagh)

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Coach’s Intel: Heartland Aquatics Erik Wiken Shares His Favorite Set

In today’s Coach’s Intel Erik Wiken from Heartland Aquatics shares one of his favorite sets.

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Coach’s Intel: Marc Danin of Islander Aquatics an Underwater Work Set

Marc Danin shares a fast and fun pre-main set to help improve your swimmers underwater work and streamlines.

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Fifteen Meters of Fame: Analysis and Development of Underwater Dolphin Kicking

Many programs are consistent with their work on dynamic movements for underwater specificity, vertical kicking, and monofins (Arnold, 2011), but at the University of the Incarnate Word, we are introducing new hypoxic drills to ensure our athletes are working toward mastering their “Fifteen meters of fame.”

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Coach’s Intel: James Smith of the Myrtle Beach Riptides Shares a Mid-Season Aerobic Workout

Myrtle Beach Riptides CEO and head coach James Smith shares a mid-season aerobic workout.

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