Build a Routine for Success In The Pool.

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Hello Swimmers! In last article we talked a little bit about how progression is the key to staying to motivated in the pool. Not the flash-in-the-pan, white-hot scorching type of motivation that burns brightly before fizzling out, but the deep, slow burning kind that lasts the course of the season. So what do you think… Read more »

Why not you??

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Today a swimmer will dare to dream a little bit bigger?! Why not you? The dedication and steps that are necessary to drop 3 seconds from your best time are the same that are required to drop 5 seconds. With high aspirations comes more effort, so why not stretch what you want to accomplish a… Read more »

Are you more committed to your success or your excuses?

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Hello Swimmers. If you are struggling to see the results you think you deserve in the pool, or you are stalling on doing the work that is essential to swimming better and faster than ever, here is a simple question to ask yourself… Are you more committed to your success or your excuses? Often success… Read more »

How we do anything is how we do everything.

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Hello Swimmers. The unavoidable lapse in motivation. In reality, it’s entirely predictable. Our seasons as swimmers are ridiculously long. For some the days off between the end of championship season and September count in the teens. Compared to most other sports and their 3-6 month seasons, us swimmers represent year round. And as a result,… Read more »

Forward or Backwards.

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Here is a simple question for you. Which can predict not only how successful you will be in the pool, but also how you will fare in anything you choose to do in life. Are you consistently moving forward? Or find yourself more often than not sliding backwards? Yes, it comes across as a black… Read more »

Michael Phelps had routine!!

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Hello swimmers! Today we are going to talk about routine…. MICHAEL PHELPS HAD ROUTINES It’s probably not surprising to hear that Phelps, the greatest Olympian of all time (and a so-so swimmer I guess…) had systems and routines in place for his swimming. He prepared the same before big races. He ate the same meals… Read more »

Head Position in Backstroke

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The fundamentals of backstroke are the same as for freestyle. Although the biomechanics change some when one rotates from the freestyle to the backstroke position, all of the basic laws and forces governing technique remain the same. In other words, we want to reduce frontal drag as much as possible, increase propulsive power as much… Read more »

The Swim Down-Your Best Friend

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TECHNICAL THE SWIM DOWN – YOUR BEST FRIEND FEBRUARY 13, 2001 The Swim Down – that last few minutes of the session when the hard work is over, when you can finally relax and start to think about what you are doing after the session. But do you make the most of your swim down?… Read more »

Fingers Apart For Bigger Hands

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TECHNICAL FINGERS APART FOR BIGGER HANDS MAY 23, 2011 Fran Halsall Tae Hwan Park It’s often one of the first things children are taught when learning to swim: keep your fingers together and make your hand like a paddle. When the alternative in a beginner is fingers splayed wide apart this can be a sensible… Read more »