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If you want to practice the Butterfly stroke on a competitive level, you need to work on the movement which is its basis: the undulation technique. This technique is based on the movement of your body in the water. It requires much higher energy dispersal compared to other techniques. Let us look more closely at…

Resisted swimming is a common practice in the swimming community. Whether you’re using parachutes, buckets, the “rack,” or another device, you’ve probably done it before if you’re a competitive swimmer,. I remember at Purdue, we used the rack and I loved it! 🙂 It was challenging and different, I felt it helped me connect my…

You just can’t find a logical explanation for your poor performance and this new situation is getting to you. You were setting new personal records on your swimming times only a couple of seasons ago, whereas you can’t even get close to those old times nowadays. It does not necessarily mean the training provided is…

One of the biggest upsets at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Swimming Championships was Caeleb Dressel defeating Joseph Schooling in the 100-yard butterfly. Not only was the win an upset, but his time was astonishing and his race plan is out-of-this-world. Dressel, America’s most dominant yards sprinter, did not beat the defending Olympic Gold Medalist with…

Approximately eight years ago, FINA banned high-tech suits. Personally, I felt the suits needed some regulation, but I liked them. I thought it allowed more suit companies to compete and create an exciting element to the sport. In addition, it helped athletes with yards swimming. The suits were banned with one amusing thought of keeping…

Ankle mobility and flexibility is one of the holy grails of swimming body contortions. For some, it comes easy, while for others, it is more work. Fortunately, we’re here to offer a systematic approach as most tend to address it in a scattershot manner. To start, we’ll steal from other disciplines such as dance, whose…

Did you know it’s possible to adjust the distance between the elbow and the central point of the head? Simply take the elbow’s height into consideration (pic. 1 to 4). This will have an impact on the recovery of the over water arm. In fact, the recovery of the arm over water depends on the…

Swimming requires heavy amounts of repetition. It’s repetitive nature demands high amounts of strength and endurance from your muscles. This is particularly evident in freestyle swimming as it is the most common swim stroke used1. It is important to investigate how these muscles are used so you can properly strengthen the high-priority muscles and prevent overuse injuries….

   
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