5 Swimming Exercises for a BETTER Butterfly stroke

5 Swimming Exercises for a BETTER Butterfly stroke

Did you know that Butterfly is actually the fastest (in terms of speed) of the 4 strokes — but due to the high energy demands of the stroke, it falls behind Freestyle in the grand scheme of things. That said, in today’s article we’ll be taking a look a 5 Butterfly Stroke Swimming Exercises that you can do to become a FASTER Butterfly swimmer and close the gap between your

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8 Exercises to ENSURE your Swimmer’s Shoulders are READY for Practice!

8 Exercises to ENSURE your Swimmer’s Shoulders are READY for Practice!

All welcome back! This post is strictly designed to help you get your swimmer’s shoulders ready for practice. I know there are plenty of teams that have already ramped up practice, and many of them are getting ready to. This is a VERY exciting time! With that, we want to make sure your shoulders are ready for the stress you’re about to put on them. 3 months without swimming (more

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5 Dryland Workouts for Breaststroke Swimmers to Develop MORE Speed and Power!

5 Dryland Workouts for Breaststroke Swimmers to Develop MORE Speed and Power!

What if I told you that you could become a FASTER Breaststroke swimmer, not by spending more time in the pool, but by spending more time outside of it — in the gym, on the “dryland” as swimmers like to call it! As well all know by know, Breaststroke is one of the most power-intensive strokes in swimming. And that’s also why breaststroke swimmers are some of the biggest and

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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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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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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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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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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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