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  • Health and Nutrition

COVID-19 Vaccines and Coronavirus Variants: What Swimmers Need to Know (Updated September 2021)

Here’s an updated look at what you need to know about what’s happening and how that might impact your swimming.

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  • Technique and Training

Drills That’ll Help You Build Your Lung Strength and Improve Your Freestyle Breathing Pattern

Swimming is considered more difficult to learn than other endurance sports because of the complications associated with being in the water. The most obvious one is the need to breathe air in an aquatic environment.

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  • Technique and Training

Improving Your Underwater Game

The most important lesson from the elite race pool is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to technique, training, or racing.

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  • Technique and Training

Busting Three Common Swimmers’ Fears About Strength Training

Masters swimmers have common fears about strength training that hold them back from fully committing to making it part of their training regimen. But dedicating time to strength training can have a positive impact on your swimming and your day-to-day...

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  • Coaches Only

Become a Better Coach With This Three-Step Process

Medical doctors use a systematic and well-defined approach to treating patients, regardless of their medical specialty or the patient’s symptoms: examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Swim coaches who incorporate this system will be rewarded w...

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  • Technique and Training
  • Health and Nutrition

How Swimmers Can Use Yoga to Alleviate a Hunched Spine

Many swimmers spend hours on smart phones gazing, head down, at the latest news and stock updates, or texting. Habitual forward flexion of the cervical spine can lead to a chronic postural problem known as “text neck.” As postural imbalan...

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Open Water Virtual Clinic

Have you ever wanted to do an open water event but didn't know where to start? This video will take you through three main steps: how to choose an event, preparing for the event, and what to expect on race day. You will learn things like typical swim...

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  • Technique and Training

Get Ready to Swim With This Dryland Warm-up

How many times have you showed up to swim practice feeling a world of tension stemming from your day? You might note a tight shoulder or knee pain while standing on deck, though you might hop in the water and hope to work out the kinks during your wa...

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  • Technique and Training

Why Having a Hitch in Your Freestyle Might Not Be Bad

Coaches have long believed that swimmers needed a symmetrical stroke, but swimming superstar Michael Phelps and countless others have been doing a giddy-up style of freestyle and had plenty of success. Just watch the NCAA Division I Swimming & Di...

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  • Coaches Only

Writing Masters Workouts for All Your Swimmers

When I first started coaching Masters, I was an assistant responsible for coaching workouts written by the head coach. It was nice to show up with workout in hand, put it on the board, and run practice. I didn’t really put any thought into the ...

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