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Taper Time: Adjusting Your Dryland Training

We are fast approaching that time of year when many Masters swimmers will be competing in their main focus meets, whether that is state championships, zones or perhaps even short course nationals. Most experienced competitors know that this time of ...

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Dryland Exercises to Improve Your Backstroke

Whether you love to race backstroke at your local Masters meet or use it to recover in your IM events, here are some helpful dryland tips to get more out of the stroke.

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Dryland Exercises to Improve Your Breaststroke

Breaststroke is the most fascinating stroke to work on in drylands because of its complexity. Swimming breaststroke requires an interesting blend of power, position, and patience. A rushed stroke results in a swimming-in-place feeling, and a delayed ...

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Dryland Training: A Nonspecific Approach

As a general rule, if you want to go fast in a race, your training should mimic the conditioning and technique required by your focus events. For example, the type of energy required to swim a 50 meter race is very different from the type of energy ...

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Are Drylands Really Worth It?

Watch any age group swim team and the majority will moan when the coach says:  “Okay, time for drylands.” They fuss and are slow at getting out of the water. They even say under their breath, “I’d rather continue swimming...

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20 Dryland Workouts You Can Do From Home

To help keep you moving, I’ll be releasing dryland workouts on Mondays and Thursdays for a few weeks for you to complete at home. There will be a bodyweight option and a minimal-equipment option.

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Dryland Exercises to Help Your Shoulders

Dryland tips to help you win in the water.

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2020 SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Summer Fitness Challenge

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Better Swimming in Street Clothes

We make a firm commitment to our swim practices and dryland exercise, and we work hard to improve ourselves during those sessions. But if we’re not careful, our other daily activities (or lack thereof) can completely undo what we acco...

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Don’t Do Swimming-Specific Exercises

Swimming is different from other sports in many ways. Therefore, it might seem to make sense to create a dryland training program centered on a swimming-specific program, even specializing in a certain stroke or race distance. However, this appr...