200 Yard IM NCAA Record Kate Douglass 1:48.37 Analysis

200 Yard IM NCAA Record Kate Douglass 1:48.37 Analysis

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As the 2023 Women’s NCAA Championship concludes, reflecting on the swim of the meet is common. Although this is often subjective, it is hard to argue an event where three swimmers broke the NCAA record and more than 1.5 seconds were taken from the record isn’t the swim of the meet. If you aren’t aware, I’m talking about Kate Douglass’ …

The Best Swimming Relay Start Technique

What is the Best Swimming Relay Start Technique?

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The relay exchange is a critical component of relays. Subjectively, you can watch a great relay exchange and watch the superior relay start make a significant improvement over their competitors. Yet, the ideal swimming relay start technique has garnered minimal research. Like most aspects of swimming, research is often behind the elite swimmers. Coaches and swimmers are creative and can …

foam rolling for swimmers

Foam Rolling for Swimmers

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Research investigating foam rollers, roller massagers, and other similar devices have generally reported increased range of motion (ROM), diminished perceived pain, accelerated recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage and augmented performance. This makes foam rolling for swimmers a pertinent topic for all swimmers and coaches. The mechanisms underpinning these significant ROM increases with rolling may be quite diverse. Muscle, fascia, and …

Five Evidence-Based Swim Tests

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Take home points1) Races and time trials are valid measurements of fitness, comparable to physiological testing protocols2) A combination of different swim tests is desirable as swimmers have different strengths and weaknesses3) Testing conditions should always be repeatable to ensure reliability Many swim tests are commonly used to assess fitness, whether to set a baseline, measure progress, or establish training …