Training Intel

Freestyle Head Position

While swimming freestyle, the positions of least frontal drag do not necessarily correlate with the positions of maximum propulsive power.

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This Year Try Being Grateful for the Setbacks in the Pool

Struggling to improve? Here’s why those setbacks, trials and tribulations are to your benefit.

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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.

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A Closer Look At Zane Grothe’s Freestyle

Last month at the Winter Nationals, Zane Grothe broke two American records in the 500 and 1650 freestyle: 4:07.2 and 14:18.2. Not a bad weekend!

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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.

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Why we should rotate our bodies in freestyle and backstroke

All of the elite swimmers of the world rotate their bodies along the long axis, the axis that their body is moving down the pool, while swimming freestyle and backstroke. They don’t just rotate a little bit. They rotate a lot. The question is, why?

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Ocean IM Practice With UCSD Head Coach David Marsh (Video)

UCSD Head Swimming Coach David Marsh has a long history of producing innovative practices.  Marsh loves to change up the…

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UCSD Coach David Marsh: One Minute Back To Breast Crossover Turn Clinic

One minute backstroke to breaststroke turn clinic from UCSD Head Swimming Coach David Marsh.

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Get Your Freestyle Head Position Right – Roland Schoeman Swimisode

Roland Schoeman shows how head elevation slows your technique while Junya Koga swims freestyle effortlessly with his head in the correct swimming technique.

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How to Use Self-Talk for Better Swim Practices

How we choose to talk to ourselves, that little voice in our head that whispers to us to keep going, or on the other hand tells us to give up, has a profound impact on how we perform in the pool.

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6 Ways to Train Smarter This Year

No matter how things ended last year, a clean slate is upon us. Here are 6 tips for training smarter next year.

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What Octane Is Your Freestyle Recovery?

When you fill up your tank at the gas station, usually you are offered three grades of gasoline, regular (low octane 87), mid range (medium octane 91), and premium (high octane 93).

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Rebecca Soni Explains How to Beat Pre-Race Anxiety

Have you ever battled with pre-race anxiety? Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni shares her advice on how to beat this powerful foe…

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How To Improve Your Backstroke Start

A great backstroke start is a thing of beauty. I liken it to a dolphin leaping out of the water and piercing the water through a hula-hoop, or David Boudia, scoring a perfect 10 off of the 10-meter tower. You see no splash and hear no splash.

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How To Breathe While Swimming: Air Lubrication System

First, I want to dispel one myth about breathing during intense exercise. In no sport does an athlete ever take a complete inhalation or expiration.

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