Training Intel

The Vertical Line

The idea first crossed my mind in 1994 during practice analyzing technique. It was finally implemented in 2010.

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Improve Your Track Start In Swimming

Nearly all swimmers today use a track start with one foot forward and the other back on the starting block

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Yoga for Swimmers: Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Soni Talks Yoga

Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni fell in love with yoga while training as a professional athlete and has made it a life long practice…

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High Elbow Pull In Freestyle

Teaching swimming technique is very interesting. Every client we have at The Race Club is different. Some learn easily. Some don’t.

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For Butterfly And Breaststroke: Use Your Head

At The Race Club we have always preached to our campers to try to swim smarter.

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Peter & Michael Andrew Launch Online Course in USRPT

Ultra-Short Race Pace Training proponents Michael Andrew and Peter Andrew are launching an online course to teach other coaches and swimmers about the much-discussed training system.

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How to Get Fired Up to Go to Swim Practice Today

Need some help to get hyped up to crush it at practice today? We got ya covered.

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Dryland Training At Indiana University

Recently I paid a visit to my alma mater, Indiana University, to celebrate the life of the Grand Dame of swimming, Marge Counsilman.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Four Essential Yoga Poses for Every Swimmer

Find out what four yoga poses swimmers can use to relieve tightness and tension in the chest, shoulders, hips and quads.

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Is Butterfly Swimming A Short-Axis Stroke?

A short-axis stroke is defined as a stroke where there is desirable rotation of the body along the short axis through the middle of the hip, as opposed to the long axis, along the length of the body.

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Keep Your Head Still In Backstroke

Many years ago, I was coaching a ten year old swimmer that had a bad habit of turning her head to one side with each right arm recovery in backstroke.

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Want to Be Mentally Tougher This Season? Sleep More

Mental toughness isn’t just about being more gritty than the next swimmer; it’s about taking care of yourself between practices. Here’s how sleep will help you be more resilient this season.

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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.

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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.

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FINIS Set Of The Week: Sculling For Days

This is one of my favorite sets to do during my hardcore training.  And I mean those training days where you are looking to get that heart-rate up, pound the legs and walk away from practice really feeling like you left it all in the pool.  

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