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. 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 — based on how his kids are performing

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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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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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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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