If you’ve spent longer than 5 minutes on a pool deck you’ve heard a coach or parent talk about how talented a swimmer is. Here are the downsides to being labeled as such.
For the casual observer our sport likely seems exceedingly monotonous. Head down, swimming around the black line like a drunk goldfish.
Internal fortitude. The will to win. The rage to master and persevere. These words usually get tossed around when coaches discuss elite swimmers. Here are 5 habits of mentally tough swimmers.
One of the all-time greats, Alex Popov of Russia dominated the sprint freestyle events in the 1990’s. Here are 7 things you might not have known about the Sprint Tsar.
Swimmer’s shoulder is practically a rite of passage for swimmers. Here are some ideas for training around it when it does happen.
When it comes to kicking faster, longer isn’t always better. Tony Ackerson of Seminole Aquatics shares a great kick set to stoke the competitive fires of your swimmers and also get them kicking faster.
There is no worse feeling than our legs failing us at the end of a race. Today’s set will help your body train and power through that moment where your legs want to collapse.
The underwater dolphin kick has become an indispensable part of every swimmer’s arsenal. Todd Hoffmeier of Greater Tampa Swim Association…
Kick sets don’t need to be long, boring reps of being mounted to a kickboard. Don Gibb of NTC Aquatics…
Tight lane ropes, pace clocks that are easy to read, and lane-mates that can circle swim properly. Here 16 ideas for presents that swimmers actually want.
With a focus on growing the sport, it’s worth considering why kids already in the sport end up leaving it. Here is why.
Mental fortitude is a cornerstone of every successful swimmer’s journey to the top. Like the rest, they are burdened with the occasional self-defeating thought. Here are 7 self-defeating thoughts that every swimmer should drop.
You don’t become the fastest distance freestyler in history without having done some impressive stuff in training. Here are a…
Ready to drop some serious weight on your underwater fly kick? Today’s swim practice will have you working on the speed…