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Swim Training and Water exercise Tips.

Master the Flip Turn in 6 Steps

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Flips turns are absolutely essential for any freestyle or backstroke swimmer. In fact, nearly ever swimmer requires the use of a flip turn at some point in their swimming career. This quick and powerful turn allows you change direction without wasting precious seconds. Plus, if you’re a novice swimmer, the addition of a flip-turn makes [...]

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What is Interval Training?: A Swimmer’s Guide

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Interval training has been all the rage among athletes for the last few years and swimmers have not fallen immune. If we take a closer look at the trend, however, we will find that this "trend" is really nothing new, and that interval training has long been used by athletes as a way to build [...]

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The Basics: Learn to Swim the Butterfly in 4 Steps

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Learning to fly may sound like a fool’s dream. But, folks who recognize the benefits of swimming the butterfly (lithe shoulders, 700 calories burned per hour, and a strong, flexible core) know that diversifying their workout will help to improve other strokes as well. Any swimmer with a little determination (and enough practice) can learn [...]

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6 Pro Tips to Swim the Freestyle Faster

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The freestyle stroke is far and away the most common in both distance and sprint races. Check out our simple tips to improve your stroke and increase speed.   1. Start Strong When you push off the wall, make sure to keep your body in a tight streamline position. Keep your biceps tight to the [...]

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Swim Training Tips for Avoiding Burnout

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What is Training Burnout? Lack of concentration, the re-emergence of faulty mechanics, and loss of competitive spirit are all obvious warning signs of training burnout. Although triathletes and long-course swimmers are more likely to feel training fatigue at some point in their careers, burnout can happen to just about anyone. Recognizing the symptoms of overtraining [...]

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4 Freestyle Drills for a Winning Stroke

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Every swimmer knows that the key to a winning stroke is drag reduction. But this can be achieved through multiple channels. Here are four simple freestyle drills that you can easily incorporate into your current training routine. Each drill will isolate and bolster an essential component of the freestyle stroke to improve overall efficiency & [...]

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How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

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A Simple Guide to Carb Loading While carbohydrates are a primary fuel source for a training body, many swimmers consume far too many carbs than necessary. If you find yourself asking, “How many carbs should I eat to stay energized?”, check out the simple guide below. After all, sound eating habits lead to fruitful training [...]

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Improve Your Flutter Kick with 4 Expert Tips

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Fine tuning any portion of your freestyle stroke allows you to become a more efficient (and, let’s face it – faster) swimmer. This is especially true of your flutter kick. Learning to improve your flutter kick can help you maximize stroke speed, increase efficiency, and leave the competition in your wake. Here are some simple [...]

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Winter Swimming: 5 Steps to Conquering Cold Water

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Swimming in cold water provides a multitude of benefits for the body and your health, in general. It gets the blood pumping, boosts the immune system, and leaves your muscles feeling refreshed and uninflamed. If you’re interested in cold water swimming this winter, peruse the tips below and keep them in mind as you take [...]

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The Great Unwashed: Strategies for Working out When Showers Aren’t Nearby

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I like to run. A lot. But I also live in the Midwest where days can be quite short during the winter and time is scarce during the summer. Because I ran the Ragnar Relay and completed my first 70.3 triathlon last summer, I had to train during the middle of the day at times [...]

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