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Three Yoga Poses for a Better Kick

Ankle flexibility is key to a strong, efficient kick, no matter what stroke you specialize in. Many yoga postures, or asanas, can improve ankle flexibility and stretch your calf (gastrocnemius and soleus) and shin (tibialis) muscles.

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What to Do When You’re Not Having a Magical Day in the Pool

“I feel terrible,” you think to yourself while warming up for a workout. Do you listen to that voice? Ignore it? Wait and see if it goes away? Your response dictates how the rest of your swim can and should go. If that’s the voice i...

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Five Tips for a Successful Off-Season

For many, the off-season provides a chance to concentrate on making changes as needed; for others, it’s a time to relax. Whatever you do, make the most of it.

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Three Yoga Poses for Better Shoulder Health

The Downward-Facing Dog, Upward Plank, and Extended Side Angle poses all work in different ways to benefit shoulder health for the swimmer. Perform these asanas after your muscles are warmed up. Once you find your comfortable expression of the pose, ...

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Open Water or Pool Swimming? Both is Better.

Triathletes and other open water competitors savor the summertime, looking forward to escaping chlorine by churning through waves under bright blue skies. They believe the scenery, the freedom, and the wonder of water without walls offer a fantastic ...

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Three Secrets to Swimming Faster

Here are three ways to ramp up your speed.

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Creating Closure: How to Find Your Breaststroke Breakthrough

Let’s look at one simple mantra we can use to begin a breaststroke breakthrough: closure.

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Finding Your Best Open Water Race in the Pool

Some careful and calculated pool sets will help you swim within yourself, race so you enjoy it, and make you as fast as you can be.

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How to Get Rid of That Swimmer's Slouch

We’ve all heard of the “swimmer’s slouch,” that slightly hunched-over posture that can happen when chest muscles tighten and shorten, while back muscles elongate.

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Four Alternative Accessories You Should Have

Here are four ideas for swimming accessories you may want to consider.