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“This pool is really tough. No one will set any records here. The lane markers move and the water is cold.” The greatest factor affecting whether or not you set a great time and achieve your goals in a competition or during swimming training can sometimes be found in your own mind. The secret is…

Water polo differs from swimming as vertical floating and the eggbeater kick allow players to take position and do all the technical movements required, including dribbling and throwing. Players need to focus on different body parts at the same time when floating in vertical position. You need appropriate training to enhance your floating skills. It’s…

Glad the title got you to click. Now, before you dismiss this notion, please keep an open mind. I know many of you will mark this article as nonsense or will assume you know all this information before reading further. If swimmers never use a kickboard again, they could: Become faster surface swimmers Become faster…

Overall improvements in swimming diminish with improvement. As swimmers progress, it is much harder to improve then when you’re a newbie, pulling up your Speedo for the first time. I remember attempting to break the 21 second barrier for 3 years straight in high school, yet having a large barrier (likely a mental barrier) impeded…

The lazy swimmer: They rarely come to the pool to train and, when they do, they hardly make any effort. At first, you hold back, but you think you would be foolish not to harness their talent to improve overall team scores. So you ask the lazy swimmer to help you out for an important…

Knee pain for during breaststroke is one of the most common occupational hazards in the sport, both for breaststroke specialists and non-specialists, with 3 out of every 4 swimmers reporting breaststroke knee pain. The volume demands tax all swimmers, as even the non-breaststroke specialists will take thousands of breaststroke kick cycles per year. The breaststroke…

It seems like it was only yesterday, but the Olympic Games were held six months ago. There are several amazing stories and achievements to be recalled. Arguably one of the biggest headlines of the Olympic Games was in the 50-m free Olympic Swimming race when Anthony Ervin from USA grabbed a shocking Gold Medal. At…

Every athlete is looking for the next great supplement for performance enhancement. I remember swimming and college and reading about swimming supplements and dreaming of massive time improvements. Overall, supplementation is a scary world. Look and think of all the athletes who have tested positive for PEDs, claiming they were simply taking swimming supplements. In…

   
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