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  • Technique and Training

Try This Method for Achieving Your Goals

There are countless articles on goal setting and accomplishment, so what makes this one different? Good question. This one looks specifically at adult athletes who are swimmers and leaves out all of the psychological stuff that’s mentioned else...

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  • Open Water

How to Train for a Long Open Water Race

If you think a long open water race is something you’d like to try, here are a few things to keep in mind to help you finish with a big smile on your face.

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

Presidio Y Looking to Teach Adults in the Foster Care System How to Swim

San Francisco is a city bordered by water on three sides. It’s a place where the culture and character have been shaped by its seafaring history. But even in a place where the very fabric of the community has been largely influenced by the ocea...

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

Masters Swimmers Find Calling in Teaching Adult Learn-to-Swim Lessons in Retirement

Retired physicians Anne Hayton and Robert Ashley spent their careers helping people. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’ve continued to make a difference in people’s lives after retiring by establishing and administering a su...

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  • Technique and Training

Develop Good Habits to Swim Faster

There are easily recognized good and bad habits, such as healthy eating and exercising versus poor nutrition and a sedentary life. But there are also cognitive and performance habits in swimming. These good habits are difficult at first but become ea...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Put Together a Plan to Swim Faster

If you’re not swimming as fast as you want in competitions, there are three things you might have to change: technique, training philosophy (which should be influenced by how you’re racing), or race strategy. Here’s a closer look at...

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  • Technique and Training

How Much Rest Do You Need?

At the 2017 ASCA World Clinic, Coach Bob Bowman talked about how Michael Phelps needed more rest both between efforts and between workouts in his “old age.” The audience got a chuckle out of it. Bowman explained what he meant in term...

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  • Health and Nutrition

How to Maintain Your Bone Density as You Age

While we build most of our bone density by age 25, we can certainly slow down bone loss at any age by doing a few simple things every day.

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  • Health and Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Swimmer's Ear

You’ve heard of swimmer’s ear, but what exactly is it, and what should you do if you get it?

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  • Technique and Training

If You Can Do This You Might Be A Natural Breaststroker

Most good breaststrokers have an anatomical commonality: They stand with their toes pointed out. Not necessarily in opposite directions, although many can do that on demand. For the straight-footed or pigeon-toed, things are different. The key differ...