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How to Develop Your Swim Training Plan

If you have a good coach who knows you well, then great—you’re well on your way to getting a training plan right for you. But if you’re self-coached, it takes more than a little time and some pretty good record-keeping to build your...

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Break Up the Routine with "Rocky Steps" Sets

Here are a few ideas for sets to challenge the stallions on your team.  

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Coupling Motions: A Powerful Swimming Technique You Might Not Have Heard of Before

Coupling motions are part of our everyday lives and help us move faster, but we don’t think about them much. These motions by themselves generate no propulsion. But when they’re coupled or timed with a propulsive force, they act to make t...

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What Swimmers Should Know to Develop a Stretching Routine

Here’s what swimmers need to know about stretching.

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Three Ways to Improve Your Backstroke

Let’s examine three things you can do to improve your success in backstroke.

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How to Maximize Your Time on the Wall

Each time you finish a repetition, there’s a break before you swim again. Depending on the purpose of the set, this break could be anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. It’s common to refer to this break as “rest”, b...

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How to Build Your Power and Prolong Your Peak Performance

A few simple additions can make a quick impact.

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New USRPT Option for Swimmers Specializing in 50s

Bruce Kone’s best hope to remain competitive, he realized, was to find a way to coax better conditioning from fewer yards. Two years later, he’d accomplished just this. Among other accolades, he swam the fastest 50 freestyle (SCM) in the ...

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Five Drills to Improve Your Feel for the Water and Body Balance

There’s one thing that no coach can teach but is talked about all the time: a swimmer’s feel for the water. It’s the same thing as a baseball pitcher’s “stuff” or a dancer’s grace. You know it when we see it,...

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Try This Method for Achieving Your Goals

There are countless articles on goal setting and accomplishment, so what makes this one different? Good question. This one looks specifically at adult athletes who are swimmers and leaves out all of the psychological stuff that’s mentioned else...