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How to Fix Three Common Backstroke Mistakes

Whether you’re a serious backstroker or just use the stroke to recover from the butterfly leg of the individual medley, you should understand that several movements must come together at once to make your backstroke work efficiently.

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Fix Your Weaknesses With These Sets

Here are a few examples of effective discovery sets.

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Reboot of Some Classic Drills

The following will be a sort of mental guide to help you focus on what’s important should you try some of these modern versions of the classics.

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Using Fins on Kick Sets

Although some people look at fins as cheating, the reality is quite the opposite.

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Get Your Feel for the Water and Stop Slipping

How can you tell if you’re slipping? Slow down and pay attention.

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How to Master the Bottom Half of Butterfly

Butterfly with a great kick evokes the image of a powerful aquatic beast lunging through the surf, powering forward with undulating grace and awe-inspiring beauty. Yet many of us swim butterfly looking less like Flipper and more like hobbled jellyfis...

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How to Master the Top Half of Butterfly

The undulating motion of butterfly can provide a swimming experience of sublime beauty and pleasure. But the stroke’s above-water, double-arm recovery introduces opportunities for fatigue that can quickly turn that pleasure into pain.

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Divide and Conquer: Break Your Swim Down to Make the Most of Practice

Swimming well requires concentration on technique, but it’s difficult to continually think about every little detail required for optimal performance. Here are some ways to mentally divide your swims into manageable chunks to maintain focus.

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Engineer Your Way to Excellent Swimming

Masters swimmers are a diverse group. The technical nature of our sport also draws plenty of scientists and engineers. Many of our brainy lanemates spend their days manipulating the modern equivalents of protractors and slide rules to divine ans...

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Making the Most of Your Pull Sets

A pull buoy (or any equipment, for that matter) should always be thought of as a tool, not a crutch.