Resistance Exercises to Improve Your Swimming

Resistance Exercises to Improve Your Swimming

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 low-impact, meaning it won’t pound your joints and has a much lower chance of injury

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

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

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 are – every BEST Breaststroker out there, hits their body line. Let’s get started! If

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10 Best Strength Training Exercises for Swimmers

10 Best Strength Training Exercises for Swimmers

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, I encourage you to try these strength training exercises for swimmers. 1. Squat Jumps Squat

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5 Tips for FASTER Open Water Swimming

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 help or hurt you. In today’s blog, I plan on giving you 5 tips to help you improve your Open Water Swimming

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Top 3 Swimming Resistance Bands Sets

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 recommend you going outside with a resistance cord and trying to swim for the same

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

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 a few practices with him and his new program at Griffith University. For the longest

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The 2 Breaststroke Pull Techniques

The 2 Breaststroke Pull Techniques

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 swimmer to undulate (or move) around their hips. You have to undulate to swim Breaststroke,

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The 2 Styles of Breaststroke Swimming Technique:

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 are going to dive deep into everything about Breaststroke undulation and how to improve your

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How to SWIM in the Sun!

How to SWIM in the Sun!

Everybody has dealt with the sun completely blinding them while swimming outside. There’s no way around it. You can’t swim outdoors and expect the sun to not peak through every now again, so what can you do to help? Here’s 3 quick tips to help you swim FASTER in the sun: 1.) Wear Mirrored Goggles By choosing a pair of mirrored goggles, you’ve essentially put on a pair of sunglasses

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4 Different STYLES of Butterfly Breathing Techniques!

4 Different STYLES of Butterfly Breathing Techniques!

All, welcome back to Part III of our series on Butterfly Undulation. We really couldn’t finish out this series without talking about the breath, and how it plays a role in the Butterfly stroke. After all, we all need to get air while swimming. Did you know there’s really 4 different Butterfly Breathing Techniques? I didn’t, until I took a deep dive further into this subject. If you missed Part

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