Today I guinea-pigged myself with one of Auburn’s sprint sets. Here’s what happened.
3 Reasons You Should Be Doing More Kick
If you want to swim elite, you need to kick elite. Here are 3 reasons you should be doing more kick at the pool.
Brad Tandy’s Start Is Absolutely Ridiculous
If you follow NCAA swimming by now you have seen the University of Arizona’s Brad Tandy launch himself off the starting blocks like an intercontinental ballistic missile. His explosive start and underwater dolphin kick into a devastating breakout landed him on the top of the podium at the NCAA Division 1 championships last year, as […]
Does Dryland Improve Sprint Swimming Performance?
With the power and thunderous speed that comes with the sprint events it is not surprising that swimmers will look anywhere they can for an extra edge in the water. Whether that little slice of speed comes from the weight room, or a coiled up rubber band, or working on making their start just a […]
5 Tricks for a Faster Swim Start
The idea behind having a good start is simple: you want to carry a shocking amount of speed into the water, through your breakout, and explode up into the swimming portion of the race. For many races, particularly of the shorter variety, much of the outcome is decided on those brief moments when swimmers are […]
5 Twitter Accounts to Follow That Will Help You Swim Faster
Does the thought of swimming faster interest you? (Obviously.) With all of the memes, auto-tune remixes and plights for a RT on social media it is nice to get the occasional nugget of swimming insight. Particularly when it is coming from the top influencers in the sport. Here are 5 Twitter accounts that you should […]
Supercharge Your Kick – 4 Sets for Kicking Power and Speed
Sean Baker, head coach of the Oakville Aquatics (OAK) club in Oakville, Ontario, shared these sets with me recently that are designed specifically to improve your flutter kick. Coach Baker has been coaching at a high level since the 1990’s, and has placed numerous athletes on international teams of all stripes, including the Olympics and […]
6 Bad Swim Practice Habits You Should Break Now
The way we train is the way we race. If you want to swim faster and smarter in competition it all starts with practice. Here are 6 things you can start doing better today.
Misty Hyman Dethrones “Madame Butterfly” at the 2000 Sydney Games
Sydney, Australia – September 20, 2000 For the country of Australia, the Sydney Olympics in the pool were a crushing success. Ian Thorpe dominated the pool in the mid distance events. Grant Hackett took the mantle from distance legend Kieren Perkins to crush the mile, the Aussies going 1-2. The men won the 4x100m freestyle […]
My Favorite Sets for Developing Flutter Kick Thunder-Speed
A few days ago I posted an answer to newsletter subscriber Matt R. who was struggling with how to improve his flutter kick. In the days that followed I got a bunch of emails asking for sets to help improve your flutter kick. I have always been a decent kicker, with a kick that is […]
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