5 Dryland Exercises for Swimmers!

5 Dryland Exercises for Swimmers!

Quarantine? Yeah, we get it. It’s getting pretty rough. The exciting news is (some) states are starting to look like they are going to open up soon. The bad news is other states aren’t! No matter where you are in the USA or world, I figured I’d go ahead and write up a short blog on exercises you can be doing during quarantine that’ll directly relate to your swimming races.

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Ep. 5: Why are Dryland Workouts for Swimmers SO Important?

Ep. 5: Why are Dryland Workouts for Swimmers SO Important?

Welcome back to Episode 5 of our Social Isolation Podcast. This week, our podcast is broken up into 3 videos. The first video is specifically focusing on the importance of dryland workouts for swimmers and how Harlee Elite’s Head Coach, Alex Clarke, incorporates dryland with his swimmers during their regular training cycle. The second video discusses the layout of Australian swimming and how swimmers grow through their programs. The last

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Can’t Swim? Try Rowing!

Can’t Swim? Try Rowing!

If you have access to a rowing machine, you have an awesome resource to test your energy system capacity and see how it relates to your swimming performance. Here are some tips I have discovered while working with different swim programs: Why Rowing?  While running might seem like a good testing mechanism, it requires less ankle range of motion compared to a swimming kick. Some coaches also report running resulting

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The PERFECT Dryland Training Tool

The PERFECT Dryland Training Tool

There’s LOADS and LOADS of blogs out there describing the BEST dryland exercises for swimmers. You could almost spend hours, if not days searching through the web on resistance band exercises, dryland training tools, and fitness tips for swimmers stuck in quarantine at this time — but, what most of these blogs are missing is what EQUIPMENT is actually crucial for swimmers to get in effective dryland training. Depending on

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The Greatest Rivalry that NEVER Happened: Michael Phelps SWIMMING Ian Thorpe!

The Greatest Rivalry that NEVER Happened: Michael Phelps SWIMMING Ian Thorpe!

All, welcome back to Episode 4 of the Social Isolation Podcast. This week, we are back with Nate Knopf talking about the GREATEST Rivalry that never happened (aka Michael Phelps SWIMMING Ian Thorpe)! And yes, for you swimming nerds out there– we are aware of one race, where both men took the stage in the 2004 Olympic Games Final of the Men’s 200 Free. In this episode, we are extrapolating

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Train YOUR Mental Game Webinar Replay + FREE Workbook

Train YOUR Mental Game Webinar Replay + FREE Workbook

All! As you know last week, I co-hosted a webinar with Olympian, Samantha Livingstone from Livingstone High Performance. This webinar was SUPER well attended, and gave our audience some great nuggets of information to help them during this time! With that, I decided I’d like to open up this webinar to ANY swimmer or coach out there — that might have missed it! Also, Samantha was kind enough to create

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Social Isolation Podcast: 3 Swim Technique-Based Dryland Exercises

Social Isolation Podcast: 3 Swim Technique-Based Dryland Exercises

Welcome back to Episode 3 of our Social Isolation Podcast! This week, I’m sharing with you a discussion I had with Head Coach, Matt Grant, and the swimmers of Valdosta Aquatics. If you missed episode 2, click here! Matt approached me a few weeks ago about some talks he is giving for his swimmers to help enhance their experience and knowledge during this time. With this, I absolutely said, “Yes,

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5 MUST HAVE’s for EVERY Swimming Coach during Quarantine!

5 MUST HAVE’s for EVERY Swimming Coach during Quarantine!

Stuck in quarantine? Yeah, me too. I was actually just writing a social media post when it dawned on me that there are many swimming coaches out there SCRAMBLING to try and figure out what to do for their swimmers. It was almost like a lightbulb went off in my brain, because I was like — wait, I could LITERALLY write this blog in under 10 minutes as I work

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7 Swimming Resistance Band Exercises

7 Swimming Resistance Band Exercises

A few years back I wrote an article for Alert Diver Magazine, and it dawned on me that that article IS very relevant to all swimmers right now. After all, you can find hours upon hours of content from coaches claiming — THESE are the BEST Swimming Resistance Band Exercises, but who actually know, right? There are thousands of exercises you can do with resistance bands, but we’ve never had

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Why It’s Important to Have 3 Workouts Written for EVERY Swimming Practice!

Why It’s Important to Have 3 Workouts Written for EVERY Swimming Practice!

Welcome back to Episode 2 of our Social Isolation Podcast! This week, I’m releasing an exclusive interview I had with Director of Swimming at Brisbane Grammar School, David Lush. In case you missed Episode 1, click here! During this interview, David talks about how he uses data to collect everything he can on his swimmers during a swimming practice. Plus, how he uses this data to reroute his season plan

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