How to Develop an Awesome Underwater Dolphin Kick

How to Develop an Awesome Underwater Dolphin Kick

The fifth stroke. Phelps’ secret weapon. The equalizer. These are just some of the things the underwater dolphin kick has been known as over the years. Here is here your guide to developing a powerhouse underwater fly kick. It’s hard to forget the first time you see a really powerful underwater dolphin kick. When done
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10 tools to manage self doubt for swimmers

10 Tools for Swimmers to Manage Self-Doubt

When we look at our idols standing on the blocks they loom larger than life. Both in stature, but also in terms of mental fortitude. We imagine they possess unimaginable levels of self-belief, never prone to the bouts of self-doubt that are all too common in our own lives. In reality this is not the
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Natalie Coughlin video

Catching Up with Natalie Coughlin (Video)

In this video, produced by Outside Magazine, we get a glimpse into the motivation and day-to-day life behind one of the most decorated swimmers in Olympic history. Natalie Coughlin, who is now tied with Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres as the most decorated woman Olympian of all time, has won 12 Olympic medals but isn’t
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Ryan Cochrane behind the scenes video

Behind the Scenes with Ryan Cochrane (Video)

Hang out with Ryan Cochrane for a day as he prepared for the 2012 London Games. Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Cochrane trains with coach Randy Bennett at the Victoria Academy of Swimming/Island Swimming. The VAS is one of the national training centres in Canada and is based out of Saanich Commonwealth Games
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Psychological Warfare: Adventures in the Ready Room

“Sprinting is psychological warfare,” Tom Jager, American sprint legend, once said. He may as well have been talking about the ready room at a major international competition. At least 8—sometimes as many as 32 in the case of relays—highly tuned athletes bunched in a small room together for up to 30 minutes before the biggest
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when you say you are a swimmer video

What It Means to Be a Swimmer (Video)

This 60 second short written/directed/produced by Chris Shimjima does a minute-long poetic smash cut into what it is to be a competitive swimmer. The video was shot at the Brooklyn Sports Club, and is appropriately titled, “When You Say You’re a Swimmer.” It rather perfectly captures the beauty, the struggle, and ultimately, the triumph of
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3 sneaky training tips for a faster sprint freestyle

3 Sneaky Training Tips for a Faster Sprint Freestyle

One of the absolute joys of our sport is the ability to go fast. Faaaast. Those moments where you feel yourself hurtling along the surface of the water faster than you’ve ever done before is hard to describe, and although only momentary, makes all that hard training utterly and completely worth it. But why should
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