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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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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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