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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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Three Tips for a Smooth Butterfly

For many swimmers, butterfly is the hardest stroke to perform, as it requires more muscles firing at any one time. This means swimmers must be very strong in multiple areas of their body to perform an efficient and smooth butterfly.

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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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Freestyle Demystified

Has freestyle evolved to a point where we should follow elites who have strokes not previously considered perfect?

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Should You Try a Different Stroke?

It’s exciting to constantly evolve with the sport, but you should ask yourself if adopting the newest technique is best for you.

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New Year, New Technique: Here’s How to Fix What’s Ailing Your Stroke

Every year, many swimmers focus on how many yards or meters they swim and the clock. But if you’re looking to make some improvements over last year, it may be worth your while to forget the clock and the yardage and focus on improving your tech...