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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…

“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…

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…

As a take home message: Some of the hot topics for age group swimmers are covered in this piece It is shared what Science tell us on those topics and what we have yet to learn For further reading,  selected papers and interviews with leading researchers are also provided Rio 2016 has come to an…

As a take home message: The aim was to compare the race strategy by the gold and silver medalists in the Women’s 200m butterfly event at Rio 2016. In this final, the turns and the swim stroke coordination played major roles in the race strategy setup by each medalist. Almost similar performances (a difference of…

As a take home message: The aim was to compare the Adam Peaty 100m Breast World Record to the silver medalists of the M100Br at Rio 2016, as well as, the 2015 and 2016 Adam Peaty 100m Breast World Records. In comparison to the 2015 Adam Peaty 100m Breast World Record, there was a significant improvement…

A lack of understanding for the work of a sports coach is the cost we must pay for our endeavors. However, it should be realized that a coach is by no means a supreme being, but having specific swim coach characteristics and attributes are common in elite coaches. They are no different from the rest…

The fastest butterfly swim ever! Well, at least it is the fastest butterfly swim in a textile ever! Ukraine´s Andriy Govorov posted the fastest butterfly textile time ever in the semis of the Men´s 50m Butterfly event at the 2016 Euro Champs that were held this month in London (22.73s). This is ranked as the…

   
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