Training Intel

Jason Lezak and the Power of Competing

At the Beijing Olympics Jason Lezak swam one of the most unreal races in swimming history. Here’s how he unleashed the power of competing to make it happen.

  11 Comments

Mark Tewksbury: How Visualization Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

When Mark Tewksbury got into the water for the final of 100m backstroke at the 1992 Olympics he felt like he’d already been there a thousand times. Here’s how he used visualization to achieve his goal of Olympic gold.

  6 Comments

Rowdy Gaines and the Importance of Swimming Regret-Free

Before the 1980 Olympics Rowdy Gaines was forecast to win four gold medals. When the US boycotted, Gaines struggled with whether or not to continue swimming and chase that elusive gold medal.

  4 Comments

7 Fun Facts About Age Group Swimming Plateaus

Here’s what swimmers and swim parents need to know about the dreaded age group swimming plateau.

  3 Comments

Olympic Champion Duncan Armstrong: Dream Big, Train Bigger

Duncan Armstrong pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history by asking a simple question: “Why not me?”

  9 Comments

Alex Popov and the Power of Training the Way You Wanna Compete

Alexander Popov is one of the greatest swimmers of all time. Here’s what you can learn from his relentless pursuit of perfection in practice.

  12 Comments

Freestyle Progression with Ritter Sports Performance

Coach Abbie Fish uses this Freestyle progression to focus on the 5 fundamental movements that make up a great Freestyle Stroke: Body Alignment, Kick, Rotation, Pull, and Recovery.

  3 Comments

MentorMatched: Learn from USA Olympic Coach David Marsh

Learn from USA Olympic Coach David Marsh & his Team Elite swimmers in his new interactive online course! Coach Marsh goes in-depth into what it takes to bring your swimming to the next level.

Comments Off on MentorMatched: Learn from USA Olympic Coach David Marsh

The 5 Benefits of Swim-Specific Strength Based Training

Despite the countless benefits resistance training has for both the athletic and non-athletic populations, misconceptions and misinformation abound.

  Comment First!

Why Change is So Hard in the Pool (and How to Make it Easier)

If it’s big-time success in the pool you want, start by thinking small. Here’s how.

  1 Comment

5 Life Lessons You Will Get From Swimming

There is so much more to the sport of swimming than best times and endless morning workouts with your best friends. Here are 5 life lessons you’ll pick up during your swimming career.

  4 Comments

Swimmers: A Letter from Your Strength Coach

With a totally new environment, new training partners, and the addition of weight training (for many swimmers for the first time), it can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

  12 Comments

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Lots of Vertical Kicking This Season

Vertical kicking is one of the best ways to develop a crazy-fast kick, improve your core strength, and become a more proficient dolphin kicker. Here are five reasons to sub in vertical kicking into your training this season.

  2 Comments

5 Things You Can’t Control in the Pool (and What to Focus on Instead)

Are you spending your energy and focus on the right things in the water? Give your performance in training and competition a boost by investing your effort in the right areas.

  Comment First!

7 Things Swimmers Can Learn from Nick Saban’s “How Good Do You Want to Be”

What can an elite college football coach teach swimmers about perseverance, mental toughness, and swimming faster than ever? Lots.

  4 Comments

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!