A Swim Season Cut Short: From a Swimmer’s Perspective

A Swim Season Cut Short: From a Swimmer’s Perspective

There’s LOTS of swimmers out there that experienced adversity within their past swim season due to COVID-19. Most of you are at home sifting through your emotions and trying to figure out your next steps with the new path you’ve been placed on. With this, I decided what better way to understand and empathize with all these swimmers is to talk to one directly and get their opinion. Meet Rylee

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FREE DRYLAND WORKOUTS FOR SWIMMERS!

FREE DRYLAND WORKOUTS FOR SWIMMERS!

I felt a calling a few days ago to start doing what I can for those in need. Since I work online I figured one of the best ways to do this was help all the swimmers in need that don’t have access to a pool. Most people don’t know that my educational background is actually in Strength and Conditioning. I have a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, along

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Social Distancing & Can’t Swim—Do These 5 Exercises:

Social Distancing & Can’t Swim—Do These 5 Exercises:

Well it’s no surprise here that many of you are grieving the loss of your current swim season. The kids on my team experienced the abrupt halt to their season ending, missing their state meets by a DAY—can’t imagine. But just like with life, we have to roll with the punches and ‘ride the wave’–I actually got that etched into my hair the other day as a reminder. So I

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[Video Analysis]–How to Swim Breaststroke

[Video Analysis]–How to Swim Breaststroke

Welcome Back to part III of my series on the Breaststroke Pull! This week I put together a video analysis of the Breaststroke Pull, so you could see how to swim Breaststroke in real-time. If you haven’t read Part I or II, I definitely recommend that prior to watching the analysis. Here are the links: Part I, Part II. Also, keep in mind we will be moving to Breaststroke Kick

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The ‘Schooling Effect’

The ‘Schooling Effect’

At the 2016 Olympics, Singapore’s Joesph Schooling beat out legendary, Michael Phelps, in an epic 100m Butterfly Final. As expected this was a HUGE upset to USA Fans (even though Schooling technically lived and trained in the US). Watch the 100m Fly Final Here: I had always wondered if Joesph winning gold ‘sparked’ any change in swimming in Singapore–as there is a BEAUTIFUL facility, and great support staff for their

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The #1 Mistake Made During the Breaststroke Pull!

The #1 Mistake Made During the Breaststroke Pull!

Welcome back to Part II of our series on the Breaststroke Pull! This week, we will be discussing a few of the common mistakes seen in the Breaststroke Pull. I’m even going to tell you what the NUMBER 1 mistake made is by swimmers. As always though, it doesn’t make sense to read Part II before Part I—so if you missed last week, click here to catch up. Otherwise, let’s

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4-Steps to a GREAT Breaststroke Pull:

4-Steps to a GREAT Breaststroke Pull:

Welcome back! I hope you guys are ready and geared up for another blog series. This month, we are shifting gears away from Backstroke and starting to dissect Breaststroke. Personally, Breaststroke is my LEAST favorite stroke. I never enjoyed swimming Breaststroke, and it never came naturally to me. I do think there are some swimmers out there born with genetic advantages, which make them great Breaststrokers (i.e. flexible ankles and

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From Learn-To-Swim to High-Performance Coaching

From Learn-To-Swim to High-Performance Coaching

Ever wondered what it’s like to transition from Learn-To-Swim to High-Performance coaching? Well, luckily last Fall I sat down with Marcus Cheah, Assistant Coach of Singapore’s National Swim Team. Marcus grew up swimming in Singapore himself, and after his university career ended he came back home and started a swim school. A few short years after that, a position opened up at the National Team and he was offered the

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How MUCH Rotation in Backstroke is Enough?

How MUCH Rotation in Backstroke is Enough?

Welcome back to Part II of our series on Backstroke Rotation! My apologies as it’s taken me a while to get another blog up! The holidays and New Year’s came flying by, and now we are off and running for 2020! If you missed Part I of this series, click here. Also, I’d recommend if you need a refresher on what we talked about last–do so, before reading this part.

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6 Dryland Exercises For a STRONGER Freestyle Pull

6 Dryland Exercises For a STRONGER Freestyle Pull

Do you want to develop a stronger Freestyle pull? Well, then you’ve come to the right place, because in today’s blog we will be looking at the 6 BEST Dryland Exercises to strengthen YOUR Freestyle Pull! Nowadays, almost all elite swimmers incorporate some form of Dryland or strength training into their schedules. This is due to the huge amount of benefits that it can hold for us as swimmers, such

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