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Swim-Series: Want your kid to become a champion in the pool?

<b>Want your kid to become a champion in the pool?</b><br>Yo! Mom and Dad!!! Want your kid to become a champion in the pool? IF YOU DO, THEN YOU SHOULDN'T …

The Freestyle Flip Turn: What you need to know

<b>Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.</b><p>I will devote …

Swimming

How to Develop Better Habits in the Pool

<i>Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed</i> …

Strength Training with Hyper-mobile Joints

Swimmers generally have hyper-mobile ankles, knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders. Did I miss anything? The point is swimmers become very limber and …

5 Ways to Beat the Pre-Swim Meet Jitters

Courtesy of Trevor Ziegler (Featured Image: Ryan Lochte)<p>In a perfect world, there would be a simple checklist that ensured success when it came time …

5 Ways Swimmers Hold Themselves Back in the Pool

There was a time where I was very fond of this tactic. Over the course of a weekend I would decide that I was going to do XYZ to improve my swimming. …

Fitness

Why we should rotate our bodies in freestyle and backstroke

A good example of this <i>coupling</i> effect, and one that is easier to visualize, occurs with relay take-offs. With the correct start, the arms are …

6 Hard Truths of Swimming Success

<i>Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed</i> …

WATCH: All race videos from 2014 Pan Pacific Championships Day 4

Catch up on all the swimming action from the Gold Coast of Australia with these race videos. Included are all events from the Sunday final except</b> …

Two Month Break Minimum Rule - Swimming World News

Photo by Kevin Liles – USA Today Sports<p><i>By Dr. G John Mullen</i><p>SANTA CLARA, California, August 4. AS I enter my 20 or so year involved with swimming, I’m …

Swimming

Swim Faster by Freaking Out Less—6 Tips for Keeping Your Cool

Championship season is right around the corner, and with it brings those big meets that you have been fantasizing about since last fall. With those …

Swimming

5 Tips for Bouncing Back From Injury

Here are 5 tips to help you bounce back from injury:<p><b>1. There will be ups, and there will be downs.</b><p>Over the course of the recuperation you will go …

Tyler Clary | Butterfly Stroke - Swim Technique

Nathan Adrian | Freestyle Stroke - Swim Technique

Jessica Hardy | Breaststroke Stroke - Swim Technique

2014 Pan Pacific Championships - Day 2 Finals Live Recap

<b>Meet record: 59.04, Kosuke Kitajima (JPN)</b> <b><br>American record: 58.96, Eric Shanteau</b> <b><br>Australian record: 58.58, Brenton Rickard</b> <b><br>Canadian record: 59.85, Scott</b> …

6 Ways to Train Smarter This Year

Having our big, season-long goals are great, and they provide us with the general guidance that is necessary to keep us pointed in the correct …

Self-confidence

All The Links You Need For The 2014 Pan Pacific Championships

Thursday, August 21, from 7.30pm. Live and exclusive on ONE.<br>Friday, August 22, from 7.30pm. Live and exclusive on ONE.<br>Saturday, August 23, from …

How to Improve your Flexibility

Flexibility is an important part of every swimmer’s training, but it is often overlooked. Not only does flexibility improve your range of motion, but …

5 Things You'll Never Hear a Successful Swimmer Say

<i>Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed</i> …

Positive Thinking

4 Unusual Ways to improve your start in swimming

Swimmers usually do not practice their starts much as they get older. Regular practice takes priority, and requires a lot more time and focus. Here …

The Truth about Your Head Position In Swimming

There are two fundamental laws or forces that govern our ability to swim fast that often don’t agree on what position we should assume. The two …

Swimming

Are You Swimming to Win or Swimming Not to Lose?

<i>Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed</i> …

5 Habits of Mentally Tough Swimmers

<i>Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed</i> …

3 Ways to Recover and Refresh Post-Season

3 Ways to recover and refresh between the short course and long course season. Current photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography

5 Keys to Consistency and Longevity with Roland Schoeman

<i>Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed</i> …

4 Questions to Ask Yourself During the Off-Season

<i>Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed</i> …

3 Point Plan for Smashing the Weaknesses in Your Swim Training

Assign a grade for each one of them. Do it numerically (1-10), or go with the old school format of a basic report card (A+-F).<p>To get a better sense …

10 Things You Only See at a Paralympic Swim Meet

If you’re a seasoned swimmer, you know what to expect at a swim meet. Many gold-medal winners say that they approach the Olympics like they would any …