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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Volume and Intensity within Your Swimming Training Plan is going to Determine the Aperture of Your Flow Rate

Volume and Intensity within Your Swimming Training Plan is going to Determine the Aperture of Your Flow Rate

I’ve done a lot of interviews in my life now, but this one STILL sticks out in my mind. A couple years ago I was on deck with David Lush, who is best known for being Emily Seebohm’s coach. David coaches a club team out of Brisbane Grammar School. He is also the youngest coach to receive the “Coach of the Year” award from Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association

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How Does Swimming Affect YOUR Mental Health?

How Does Swimming Affect YOUR Mental Health?

There’s no doubt that swimming has a huge mental component to it. One of my favorite quotes growing up (who was actually told to me by my sister) is swimming is 99% mental and 1% physical. While that may be not entirely true, you get the gist. You need a tough mental attitude in order to get through those grueling swimming sets. So how exactly does swimming affect your mental

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Why is the 200 Freestyle the HARDEST event?

Why is the 200 Freestyle the HARDEST event?

“Swimming is an anaerobic sport, even the distance events. The 1650 is 14 minutes now–that’s not very long.” — Nate Knopf We know you’re bored–sitting at home with lack of things to do. There’s no sports on TV and we are all trying to keep our minds off of what’s happening out there. Welcome to our Deep Dive: Swimming Isolation Podcast Featuring Abbie Fish and Nate Knopf. Nate and I

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