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  • Technique and Training

Easy Exercises You Can Do to Help Your Body

It’s easy to get accustomed to your daily routine and miss some simple ways that you can help your swimming without being in the pool. You put a start and end time to your training, whether it’s a swim practice or a dryland training sessi...

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  • Coaches Only

Swim Workouts for Special Occasions

Here are some simple ideas for transforming a routine workout into something swimmers will want to share on social media.

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  • Coaches Only

How You Can Coach Your Swimmers to Go Faster

We didn’t become Masters coaches so we could buy jet airplanes, football teams, and diamond-encrusted snorkels. Oh sure, there are great benefits that come with the job, such as getting to take free showers at the gym and being allowed to work ...

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  • Technique and Training

Reboot of Classic Drills That Will Help Your Freestyle and Backstroke

For years, coaches have trotted out the same drills that they were taught as swimmers. Everyone was doing them, and the results seemed to fit the thinking about the most effective ways to swim. As swimming evolved, it became apparent that some of th...

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  • Open Water

How to Remain Calm in Open Water Swimming Chaos

Knowing what to do when you’re triggered into survival mode can keep you from going over the fight-or-flight edge and into a panic situation. Let’s take a look at some things to practice and prepare for for when you’re in unexpected...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Why Swimming Might Be the Best Form of Exercise You Can Do

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can do, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are five reasons why you should be getting in the water if you want to get in shape and stay fit.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Balance Freestyle and Stroke in Your Workouts

There are good reasons that the majority of swim workouts are performed using the front crawl stroke (aka freestyle).

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  • Technique and Training

How Grit Can Help You Swim Faster

Some swimmers might think of grit as the sand that gets in their swimsuits at the beach. Others will have a greater understanding because they’ve read Angela Duckworth’s bestselling book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance....

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  • Open Water

Sarah Thomas Completes Historic Four-Way English Channel Swim

After 54 hours and 10 minutes in the 64-degree water of the English Channel, Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old health care recruiter from greater Denver stumbled out of the surf and literally crawled onto a rocky beach in Dover, England. She’d just b...

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  • Products and Reviews

How Much Does a Backyard Swimming Pool for Lap Swimming Cost?

The cost to build a backyard pool with a lap lane varies with location, materials, topography, and the type of features you want. That makes it hard to pin down the precise cost, but we can break down some of the factors.