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Dryland Exercises to Improve Your Butterfly Technique

Here’s how you can improve your mobility and strength to fly like an eagle.

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How Much Should I Swim Each Week?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your swimming routine.

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How to Swim Breaststroke Properly

Here’s how to build an efficient breaststroke that will have you swimming faster.

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How to Speed Up Your Backstroke Flip Turn

The backstroke flip turn is very similar to the freestyle flip turn but has a few more steps. Even with these extra steps, here’s how you can get off the wall faster.

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How to Fix Three Common Freestyle Mistakes

After many years of competitive swimming and coaching, I can identify a lot of freestyle mistakes within seconds of watching any swimmer. Here are three of the most common problems I see and ways you can easily fix them.

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Four Keys for a Powerful Freestyle Kick

Here are four keys for getting a more technically sound freestyle kick.

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How to Jump Start Your Season

Some of you who are reading this have the luxury of training outside year round; but for those of us who have to walk through an ice storm at 5 a.m. to get to an overcrowded pool before our 9 to 5 in January, here are a few reasons why taking an adul...

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Can I Swim Through a Torn Labrum?

Shoulder injuries are not uncommon among swimmers and, perhaps, the most common is a torn labrum. If accurately diagnosed and treated, most swimmers can come back from shoulder injuries. In fact, Natalie Coughlin tore her labrum when she was still in...

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How Can I Get Chlorine Out of My Suit and Off My Body?

If you swim regularly, then you’re probably used to the smell of chlorine. But not everyone loves smelling like the pool all day. Plus, chlorine can dry out your skin and damage your hair.

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Does Swimming Help With Weight Loss?

Swimming is an all-body workout that builds muscle strength and cardiovascular capacity and lowers blood pressure and risk of disease—all without the gravity-induced stress and joint pressure that athletes encounter on land.