What Does the Future of Swimming Look Like?

I read this question and immediately was like, I need to write a blog on this because it’s the entire reason I created Swim Like A. Fish. There is no doubt in my mind that we are in a new era of time. Jobs are changing, technology keeps booming, and swimmers keep swimming faster than […]

6 Styles of Swim Kick Techniques

I thought about how the four different styles of swim kick techniques really isn’t a correct statement the other day. And how most coaches would answer the question: How Many Different Kicking Techniques Are There? With four as their answer. But in actuality, there are six. In today’s blog, my plan is to deep dive […]

5 Reasons to Join a Swim Club

Swim coach Abbie and the swim camp team.

A swim club allows you to enjoy the many benefits of swimming, as part of a social activity. So if you think it has to be a solo sport, think again.  Swimming is an enjoyable exercise that gives a total body workout. It builds cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength but is easy on the joints.¬†Swimming […]

Why SOLID Breaststroke Pullouts are Prerequisites For Crossover Turns

There is SO MUCH DISCUSSION on Crossover Turns: when to teach them, which athletes they’re most appropriate for, best drills for teaching them – but one key aspect that’s often overlooked are swimmers’ Breaststroke Pullouts proficiency before learning this turn! Even though, we just launched our Crossover Turn Course doesn’t mean that this turn needs […]

Your Freestyle Flipturn Should Be Winning Your Race

The reality is that many races are won and lost on the walls. Yet, the intimidation of the Freestyle Flipturn causes many swimmers to focus on other parts of their race. Breaking down the Flipturn into 3 parts can help. When it comes down to it, a swimmer needs to carry their speed into the […]

Why the Backstroke Flags MATTER for Freestyle Races!

Welcome back! In today’s blog, we are going to dissect why I believe the Backstroke Flags MATTER for Freestyle Races. The Backstroke Flags are also important for Open Turns and my goal by the end of this post is to help you understand why! Let’s get started! What are the Backstroke Flags? The Backstroke Flags […]

The 5 Things I Learned from Gregg Troy

Recently, I got back from home from running a swim camp up in Alaska with Gregg Troy. It was an action packed week, that including a beautiful 3-day swim camp for local and visiting swimmers in Seward, Alaska. The camp was hosted and put on by the Seward Tsunami Swim Club who is the home […]

Want to Install a Pool? Ask These Questions First

Do you have dreams of luxuriating next to a backyard pool? Millions of homeowners have the same dream, but not all act on it. Why? There are numerous reasons, most of which are related to poor planning, procrastination, and not knowing which questions to truly ask. These days, installing a private pool in your backyard […]

How to Do a Backstroke Flipturn?

Welcome back to our series on Backstroke Flipturns! This will be the start of a new multi-series on Backstroke Flipturns. In today’s blog, we are going to discuss some history on the Backstroke Flipturn and how to best setup & execute this turn! Let’s get started! In 1991, the rulebook changed for Backstroke in many […]

Is Your Competitive Swimmer Not Dropping Time? Here’s 4 Steps On What To Do

Abbie from Swim Like A. Fish talking to another swim coach.

When I was a competitive swimmer, I went through entire seasons without dropping any time. It was frustrating and disheartening. I put my all into every season, and I didn’t know how to cope when things didn’t go my way. Swimming can be an unforgiving, and a very honest sport. By giving it your all, […]

Why You Should NEVER Swim with a Gallop Freestyle Stroke!

swimmer breathing during freestyle swimming

Welcome Back! In today’s blog post, we are going to be discussing the ever trendy (and fairly common) Gallop Freestyle Stroke – including its’ pros and cons. When Katie Ledecky came onto the scene, she was infamous for bringing attention to the Gallop Freestyle Stroke and it changed the way a lot of coaches were […]

Olympic Weightlifting For Swimmers

A professional swimmer’s training routine goes beyond just practicing swimming technique and taking laps inside the pool. Many swimmers incorporate resistance training, such as weightlifting, into their weekly routine to help them develop strength and explosive power both in and out of the water. Today, I am going to show you the importance and benefits […]