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Hey Swimmers: Here’s How to Actually Keep Your Resolutions This Year

It’s 2017. Crazy! Here is how to actually keep the resolutions that you set for yourself this year.

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The 11 Mental Stages Swimmers Go Through During a Tough Workout

Confidant, confused, terrified. Swimmers go through a gamut of emotions when coach scrawls up a tough set on the board. Here are 11 mental stages swimmers go through during a tough workout.

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Have a Bad Workout? Remember These 5 Things.

Bad workouts will happen. Here are 5 tips to help you come back smarter and faster the next time you have a stinker of a workout.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Swim Faster in 2017

No matter how you fared in the pool this year, here are 5 questions to ask yourself in order to swim faster in 2017.

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3 Common Freestyle Flip Turn Mistakes

Freestyle Flip Turn Part II: Olympian and The Race Club co-founder, Gary Hall Sr., breaks down “the flip” in the freestyle flip turn.

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How Do I Stay Motivated to Train Hard in Swimming?

One of the most common questions I get is a variation of: “How do I train hard when I don’t feel like it?” Here are 6 tips for getting the motivational fire burning again.

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4 Sets to Develop a More Powerful Kick

2012 National Club Coach of the Year Sean Baker of Oakville Aquatics Shares 4 Sets Designed to Improve Your Kick.

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6 Tips for Kicking That Tough Set’s Butt

With the season rolling on those tough sets are going to start coming in hot and heavy. Here are 6 tricks for getting through those hard sets like a boss.

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The 8 Swimmers You See Behind the Blocks

Swimmers are a weirdly unique bunch. From the way we train, to our pre-race rituals, we all have those little idiosyncrasies. Here are 8 different swimmers that we see behind the blocks at meets.

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5 Ways Swimmers Hold Themselves Back in the Pool

All too often we catch ourselves being our own worst enemy. Here are 5 ways that we hold ourselves back in our swimming.

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6 Things to Think About Next Time You Stumble with Your Swimming

6 things to think about the next time that your swimming is going not so, well, swimmingly.

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This Coach Challenged His Athletes to Get Just 1% Better (And Then They Won 16 Olympic Golds)

Looking to make some striking improvements to your swimming? The quickest way to becoming a faster swimmer is not the way you think.

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Swim Training: Rethink Rotation in Backstroke and Freestyle

Gary Hall Sr.: “Although coaches and swimmers commonly believe that one of the reasons fast freestlyers and backstrokers rotate their bodies along the axis of their motion is to reduce drag, I don’t agree.”

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6 Reasons to Get Stoked About Being a Self-Disciplined Swimmer

Learn six reasons why you should be fired up about becoming a more self-disciplined swimmer.

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Try This Vertical Kicking Set That Will Leave Your Legs Shaking

Level up your kick with this gongshow of a vertical kick workout that will leave your legs quivering, your kick much-improved, and hungrier than a Hungry-Hungry hippo.

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