Training Intel

The Struggle is Real: Balancing Swimming & Academics

Another school year is rolling, which means the eternal struggle of balancing swimming and school is upon you again. Here are 6 tips for overcoming the struggle.

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Designing Dryland To Improve Flip Turns

Oftentimes in swimming, it is said that a flip turn will make or break a race. Considered to be a “blind” turn, a swimmer’s head should stay directly in line with their body and not look around at their competition when completing the motion.

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AQUA BOOM® Kick and Core Work With VOLS Head Coach Matt Kredich

In this video clinic series, University of Tennessee Head Coach and AQUA BOOM® Technical Advisor Matt Kredic shares ways to work your kick and core using the AQUA BOOM®.

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How To Get Your Breaststroke Back On Track

If you are interested in getting your breaststroke clicking, you had better build a strong breaststroke kick.

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7 Ways to Swim Better, Faster, Stronger This Year

A new season is coming, and with it, a fresh chance to do it even better. Here are 7 ways to do it better this year.

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10 Things To Think About During Swim Practice

It’s time to get engaged, and that means thinking during practice. But maybe you aren’t sure where to begin. So here’s a list of ideas for you!

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Dolphin Kick Breaststroke Drill with Rebecca Soni – Video

Rebecca Soni: “Dolphin Kick Breaststroke drill is one of my favorites. For me, the biggest benefit of this drill is being able to work on the timing of the stroke. The timing is the most important variable in this stroke.

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How To Get Your Breaststroke Clicking Again PT. 1

Breaststroke can come and go like the wind. It is frustrating for both swimmers and coaches to have a swimmer’s breaststroke clicking one season and then, in the next, ‘poof’, the technique vanishes.

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Importance of a Taper Phase in Dryland Training

During the crucial weeks and days leading up to swim meets, swimmers should properly implement a taper phase in their dryland training to optimize performance on race day.

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The Final Frontier PT 3: Coupling Motions

One of the reasons that I believe that the up kick on butterfly and freestyle kick (or down kick in backstroke) and powerful coupling motions are two of the last frontiers of fast swimming is that few coaches or swimmers really recognize how important they are or even what they are.

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AQUA BOOM® Your Breaststroke With VOLS Head Coach Matt Kredich

In this video clinic feature, Coach Kredich shares three ways to improve your breaststroke using the AQUA BOOM®.

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Can You Swim Faster By Caring Less?

Can we try too hard to achieve our goals in the pool? Is there a point where our passion for our swimming becomes counter-productive?

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Swimming Technique & Racing Strategy

Swimming technique goes hand in hand with racing strategy. Racing strategy often involves implementing more than one swimming technique.

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Why Should I Track My Swim Practices?

Recently I got an email from a young swimmer asking whether he should start writing out his workouts. Here’s an expanded version of my answer.

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FINIS Set Of The Week: Training Between Two Tapers

In today’s swimming world, many swimmers are forced to taper down twice during a short period of time.

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