2 Different Types of Undulation in Butterfly

2 Different Types of Undulation in Butterfly

Welcome back to our series on Undulation in Butterfly. This week we are going to dig deeper into the undulating motion in the Butterfly stroke to specifically discuss the two styles of undulating. Normally when I bring up this topic most coaches didn’t even realize that there are two different ways to undulate – but there are in fact, two styles indeed. If you haven’t read Part I of this

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Should Every Swimmer Undulate while Butterfly Swimming?

Should Every Swimmer Undulate while Butterfly Swimming?

All, welcome back! I’ve actually gotten this question quite a bit – should every swimmer undulate while Butterfly swimming? So I decided I’d go ahead and write a new series on this subject. The short answer is, yes, you have to – but there’s still a few decisions you need to make. Undulation in Butterfly: Undulating in Butterfly literally means the smooth, wave-like motion seen in swimmers while swimming Butterfly.

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5 Killer Dryland Workouts For Backstroke Swimmers

5 Killer Dryland Workouts For Backstroke Swimmers

Backstroke is the third fastest stroke, after Butterfly and Freestyle, and is also one of the most complex strokes due to the obvious fact that it’s swum on your back. In today’s article we’ll be taking a look at how you can improve in this stroke without actually swimming more of it, rather we’ll be taking a look at something you have probably heard of before called Dryland Training. Dryland

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Swim Coach’s Guide to Social Media

Swim Coach’s Guide to Social Media

Throughout quarantine, I’ve realized there are TONS of swim coaches out there looking to better understand social media. I’ve had tons of coaches reach out to me to help them learn how to better connect with their swimmers and promote their team through the online realm. While this type of work environment is nothing new to me, I recognized that I was in this unique position where I could help

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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. In case you missed Episode 1, click here! 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

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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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