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Swimming With Fists: A Drill to Be More Efficient on All Four Strokes

If you grew up age-group swimming, chances are you did a drill during which you swam freestyle with your hands clenched in fists or had a coach who made you grip a tennis ball while swimming. You might not have known why you were doing fist drill. Ma...

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Breaststroke Timing Drill

Drills are an important part of swimming. We hope that you find value with this new drill series.

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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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What Your Pull Buoy Can Teach You

Who doesn’t love a nice, long freestyle pull set? You don’t have to kick, and you can concentrate on your stroke. It’s almost meditative. But you should pay close attention because your pull buoy can teach you a lot about all of you...

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Watch Out for These Trouble Areas in Your Breaststroke and Butterfly

The double-arm recoveries of breaststroke and butterfly produce built-in gaps in arm propulsion, and the breaststroke kick features a nonpropulsive recovery phase. Our challenge is to ensure that no additional dead spots sneak into these st...

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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.