Pam Garrett Swander

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How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

6 Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop

Over the course of the day we tell ourselves a massive number of things. From reminders, to words of encouragement, to the not-so-so encouraging. …

How Do I Stay Motivated to Train Hard in Swimming?

<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> …

Swimming

5 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep the Night Before Your Big Race

• Brush teeth.<br>• Prepare bag for next day.<br>• Set alarm.<br>• Read for ten minutes.<br>• Have a few gulps of water.<br>• Lights out.<p><b>3. Write out the stuff on your mind.</b> Trying …

7 Things Smart Swimmers Need to Stop Doing

<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 Improve Your Relay Starts in Swimming

Racing in a group of 4 teammates is the closest swimming gets to feeling like a true team sport. In order to succeed, relay members need to not only …

Swimming

How to achieve Early Vertical Forearm

<b>FINIS</b> is lucky to receive great insights from members of the swimming community. As the worldwide leader in technical swim development, FINIS regards …

3 Ways to Improve your Breath Control

Integrate more underwater sets into your weekly training. Especially useful for sprint and middle distance swimmers, underwater sets only help you if …

5 sessions, 5 suits. Do you switch suits to suit your session?

For this we couldn’t go past the brilliant colors of the Rainbow Racer One Piece. One of those suits that makes swimming even more awesome!<p>If you …

The Swimmer’s Guide to Punching Fear of Failure in the Face

Every swimmer on top of the podium had moments of serious strife and struggle on their own respective path, so understand that you’re going to get …

Swimming

10 Ways to be an Awesome Swimming Lane Mate

Having a crowded lane can be a nightmare when all of the swimmers aren’t on the same page. Here are ten ways to be a super-duper teammate and …

Swim Training: How to Gain a Balanced Underwater Kick

Featured image: Olympic Champion Anthony Ervin, courtesy of FINIS<p>A key ingredient of a successful underwater kick is a proper coordination between …

Why The Fundamental Law of Inertia Matters In Swimming

There are really only two inertia strokes; freestyle and backstroke. I call them the <i>freeway strokes.</i> Because of the way in which we generate …

Are You Swimming Faster in Practice than Competition? Here’s Why.

But in looking at this problem, for a moment hold up your training and competition side-by-side. What makes them different?<p>The only marked difference …

5 Mental Hacks to Get You Through Your Next Tough Swim Practice

The only thing worse than struggling through a hard set is beating yourself up mentally while you are swimming along: “<i>I can’t believe how tired I</i> …

The 12 Swimmers You See at Your Local Swim Meets

<b>The Future Crossfitter.</b> This athlete’s Speedo backpack is bulging at the sides with extra equipment, bathing suits and foam rollers. The most …

5 Tips for Surviving Your Taper

<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> …

25 Thoughts Every Swimmer Has During Meet Warm Up

The pre-meet warm up routine is very important to a successful race. And like anything important, it doesn’t come without its trials and …

Become a vegetable growing pro in no time with this handy cheat sheet.

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Pain