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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…

This episode of the Advanced Swimming Performance Podcast features co-host Jenni Brozena. Jenni and I discuss if an ideal swimming start style exists. Jenni Brozena is the Owner and Lead Sport Scientist of Aqueous, an international organization providing elite aquatic wellness through accessible sport science for training preparation, performance, and rehabilitation of aquatic athletes. Jenni works…

Let’s take a break from performance-enhancing drugs for a minute, and talk about a little bud instead. Michael Phelps is not the only swimmer to smoke weed, and he won’t be the last. He is just the one got caught. Is it safe to toke before you jump in the pool, or are you risking…

Take Home Message: The aim was to: (i) compare Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) WR in Moscow (October 2013) and Alia Atkinson (JAM) in Doha (November 2014), both with a time of 1:02.36; (ii) learn the effect of the taper on Alia´s performance (Singapore vs. Doha races, 5 weeks apart). Water entry and water break was not…

Reference Tønnessen E, Haugen T, Shalfawi SA. Reaction Time Aspects of Elite Sprinters In Athletics World Championships.J Strength Cond Res. 2012 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print] Background Reaction time is often gloried in the sport of swimming with minimal support, as no studies have correlated a quick reaction time with starting success. However, in sprint events were champions…

   
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