Training Intel

Jason Lezak & Seeds of Third Effort

Chuck Warner, the author and coach, is an old friend. Thoughtful and passionate about the sport, he has studied the…

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Gator Crawl Swimming Drill: David Marsh Performance Video

David Marsh, Olympic Coach and CEO of SwimMAC Carolina, explains the Gator Crawl.

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Underwater High Elbow Catch: David Marsh Performance Video

David Marsh, Olympic Coach and CEO of SwimMAC Carolina, explains Underwater High Elbow Catch.

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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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