“Coach, I need to Breathe!”

“Coach, I need to Breathe!”

Breathing is an essential part of life. Functionally as humans, we cannot live past 6 minutes without a breath of oxygen. After 3 minutes, serious brain damage occurs. Did you know the average human takes 16 breaths per minute, which equates to 23,040 breaths per day? And about 95% of those breaths are involuntary? With the increased reports of shallow water black outs and drowning, hypoxic training is being veered away from.

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Part III: Dolphin Kick is Hard, Really Hard.

Part III: Dolphin Kick is Hard, Really Hard.

Welcome back! Thank you for being patient during our week off from our Dolphin Kick series. Last week, instead of releasing a blog on Swim Like A. Fish, SwimOutlet posted an article I wrote called “How to Surf on Your Bow Wave” to their blog! This post is still jammed pack full of information! If you haven’t had a chance to read it– [CLICK HERE]. I promise you won’t regret it  . Let’s get

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Part II: How to EASILY Double (or Triple) your Velocity in Free, Fly, or Backstroke:

Part II: How to EASILY Double (or Triple) your Velocity in Free, Fly, or Backstroke:

Welcome back! Last week we discussed the “Fine Line” between Distance Per Stroke and Stroke Rate. If you read last week’s blog post, you now know there is no “right” way to swim. The ideal balance between these two technical aspects is to maximize your DPS, while maintaining a high SR. Not sure what I’m talking about, [CLICK HERE] to access last week’s blog post. This week we plan to dive deeper

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The Fine Line Between Distance Per Stroke and Stroke Rate:

The Fine Line Between Distance Per Stroke and Stroke Rate:

For our next technique series, I decided to change things up a bit. Instead of talking about one specific piece of the pie, let’s look at the pie as a whole. Most swimmers as they progress with the sport start gaining an understanding of their distance per stroke (DPS) and Stroke Rate (SR). Manipulating these two numbers can have a significant impact on a swimmer’s race and their stroke “efficiency”.

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Part II: I have my Underwater Camera, but now what?

Part II: I have my Underwater Camera, but now what?

For those of you that took the plunge and brought an underwater camera after last week’s post—awesome job! This week, I detail a step-by-step guide on how to maximize your underwater camera’s ability and get the best VIDEO CLIP possible of your swimmer’s strokes! We will be using the GoPro Hero Session as our example camera for this week’s post. In case you missed last week’s blog post, Click Here! If not, let’s get started! Before

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The Best Way to Film Underwater:

The Best Way to Film Underwater:

One of the best ways to receive technical feedback is through video analysis. Have you ever wondered what is the best angle to film a swimmer from? How deep you should put your camera? Where should the swimmer be in the frame? In our next series, we can plan to cover what is the BEST way to film your strokes underwater. Let’s get started! There are three types of learners in the

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The “Right” Way to Pull in Freestyle:

The “Right” Way to Pull in Freestyle:

From USA Swimming to SwimOutlet to FlowSwimming, many masterminds behind stroke technique have delineated the best way to pull in Freestyle. From the S-Pull to a Straight Arm, Hybrid, or High Elbow Catch (EVF)—it seems there is NO universal opinion on which pulling technique is optimal for swimmers. The purpose of this week’s blog post is to bring you the 10 BEST Stroke Technician’s out there–opinions on the Freestyle pull– to 1 page! From there, let’s have you (the reader) determine—The “Right” Way

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Part III: What’s the Big Toe Have to do with Freestyle Kicking?

Part III: What’s the Big Toe Have to do with Freestyle Kicking?

Welcome to our last and final segment on our feet. Last week, we discussed why our two toe tests can deduct any possible restrictions in your Spinal (Fascial) line and also, what to do to “break” up these restrictions. This week, we plan on going more in depth on how these tests works and what role our big toe plays while Freestyle kicking. Let’s get started… If you haven’t performed these two

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The Best Way to Sleep with Sore Shoulders:

The Best Way to Sleep with Sore Shoulders:

If you are a swimmer, you’ve definitely experienced sore shoulders and/or shoulder pain. With the nature of sport (predominately) in the forward range of motion, most swimmers experience some sort of shoulder dysfunction within their career. Since this soreness is often inevitable, wouldn’t you love to know a way to decrease your soreness level, but not actually add more into your routine? Well get ready for our next blog series

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How to Get a PANTHER to Swim Faster!

How to Get a PANTHER to Swim Faster!

This week, we are going to take a quick break from our Toe series and discuss my recent weekend travels! Do not worry—our Toe Series and Shoulder Pain will be back NEXT week for Part II. Definitely stay tuned! Let’s get started… Last Friday, I traveled to San Francisco, California hosting a video analysis clinic with The Bay Club Panthers! Within 3 days, I traveled to 5 different sites–hosting 7 different clinics! It

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