Pre Race Techniques for Swimmers

Pre-Race Rituals

We’ve all been there – sitting behind the blocks, stomach full of Butterflies, thinking about all the potential things that could go wrong in the race ahead. It’s normal. Yep, that’s right. To be nervous, is normal. Why? Because that means you care. Most swimmers who have big goals for themselves don’t go to practice […]

3 Different Types of a Crossover Turn

swimming pool

The Crossover Turn has made strides in the last decade of being the ‘Fastest Turn’ out there for the Backstroke to Breaststroke transition. The funny part is this type of turn was actually a progression from the many different styles of Backstroke Flipturns dated back to the 1970’s. Little did I know the rabbit hole […]

Resistance Exercises to Improve Your Swimming

Resistance Exercises

Any competitive swimmer can tell you how demanding the sport can be. It works every single part of your body from head to toe, and especially your core muscles. Not only does swimming stimulate muscle growth in your entire body, but it also works your heart (and burns as many calories) as running. Swimming is […]

Did YOU Know EVERY World Class Breaststroke Swimmer Hits their Body Line?

World class breaststroke swimmer

I didn’t. I actually posted Part I of this series on the Swim Coaches Idea Exchange Group on Facebook and a guy named Ryan Kelly responded leading me down a wild goose chase to understand exactly what he read/meant. The short version of the matter is though – no matter what type of Breaststroker you […]

10 Best Strength Training Exercises for Swimmers

Strength training

Swimming is a lot of fun and is an excellent full-body workout with low resistance and high rewards. However, if you want to take your swimming up a notch, strength training for swimmers is crucial. If you feel you’ve hit a plateau or you want to improve your overall speed and power in the water, […]

5 Tips for FASTER Open Water Swimming

Professional triathlete swimming in river's open water

5 Tips for FASTER Open Water Swimming With COVID-19 and all the restrictions at your local pools, many swimmers have opted into Open Water Swimming. Open Water Swimming is a COMPLETELY different animal than your regular pool swim, as you don’t have a defined space where the water resides. This means the water will either […]

Top 3 Swimming Resistance Bands Sets

Swimming in your Backyard pool became pretty mainstream due to COVID-19. Most swimmers who had access to a pool became fairly innovative and used a swimming resistance band connected to a pole or fence post to swim in place. Swimming with a resistance band is a lot harder than it looks. I definitely do not […]

Ep. 6: Video Analysis of Your Swimmers is VERY Important!

Woo! Welcome to Episode 6 of the Social Isolation Podcast, where we feature an EXCLUSIVE interview with Olympic Coach, Michael Bohl. Michael has been coaching for over 30 years, and has multiple Olympic medals to his name. Michael was/is one of the most welcoming coaches I’ve ever come across. He let me sit in on […]

The 2 Breaststroke Pull Techniques

Fit swimmer training by himself in the swimming pool at the leisure centre

All, welcome back to Part II of our series on Breaststroke Undulation. Last week, we discussed the different types of Breaststroke Pull Techniques. This week, we plan to dive deeper into the two Breaststroke Pull Techniques and how that affects your Breaststroke Undulation. Let’s get started! With Breaststroke being a short-axis stroke, it requires a […]

The 2 Styles of Breaststroke Swimming Technique:

Woof! It’s been a minute since I’ve written a new blog for you guys! I trust that things are going well for you – wherever you are in the world! I know some teams are STILL patiently awaiting pool time, and if you are one of them – hang in there! Our next series, we […]