Pre Race Techniques for Swimmers

Pre Race Techniques for Swimmers

We’ve all been there – sitting behind the blocks, stomach full of Butterflies, thinking about all the potential things that could go wrong in the race ahead. It’s normal. Yep, that’s right. To be nervous, is normal. Why? Because that means you care. Most swimmers who have big goals for themselves don’t go to practice everyday, hoping – not to get better. We all want to, but the cue is

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3 Different Types of a Crossover Turn

3 Different Types of a Crossover Turn

The Crossover Turn has made strides in the last decade of being the ‘Fastest Turn’ out there for the Backstroke to Breaststroke transition. The funny part is this type of turn was actually a progression from the many different styles of Backstroke Flipturns dated back to the 1970’s. Little did I know the rabbit hole I was about to go down about this turn. A big thanks to a few

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Resistance Exercises to Improve Your Swimming

Resistance Exercises to Improve Your Swimming

Any competitive swimmer can tell you how demanding the sport can be. It works every single part of your body from head to toe, and especially your core muscles. Not only does swimming stimulate muscle growth in your entire body, but it also works your heart (and burns as many calories) as running. Swimming is low-impact, meaning it won’t pound your joints and has a much lower chance of injury

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Did YOU Know EVERY World Class Breaststroke Swimmer Hits their Body Line?

Did YOU Know EVERY World Class Breaststroke Swimmer Hits their Body Line?

I didn’t. I actually posted Part I of this series on the Swim Coaches Idea Exchange Group on Facebook and a guy named Ryan Kelly responded leading me down a wild goose chase to understand exactly what he read/meant. The short version of the matter is though – no matter what type of Breaststroker you are – every BEST Breaststroker out there, hits their body line. Let’s get started! If

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5 Tips for FASTER Open Water Swimming

5 Tips for FASTER Open Water Swimming

With COVID-19 and all the restrictions at your local pools, many swimmers have opted into Open Water Swimming. Open Water Swimming is a COMPLETELY different animal than your regular pool swim, as you don’t have a defined space where the water resides. This means the water will either help or hurt you. In today’s blog, I plan on giving you 5 tips to help you improve your Open Water Swimming

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Top 3 Swimming Resistance Bands Sets

Top 3 Swimming Resistance Bands Sets

Swimming in your Backyard pool became pretty mainstream due to COVID-19. Most swimmers who had access to a pool became fairly innovative and used a swimming resistance band connected to a pole or fence post to swim in place. Swimming with a resistance band is a lot harder than it looks. I definitely do not recommend you going outside with a resistance cord and trying to swim for the same

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The 2 Breaststroke Pull Techniques

The 2 Breaststroke Pull Techniques

All, welcome back to Part II of our series on Breaststroke Undulation. Last week, we discussed the different types of Breaststroke Pull Techniques. This week, we plan to dive deeper into the two Breaststroke Pull Techniques and how that affects your Breaststroke Undulation. Let’s get started! With Breaststroke being a short-axis stroke, it requires a swimmer to undulate (or move) around their hips. You have to undulate to swim Breaststroke,

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The 2 Styles of Breaststroke Swimming Technique:

The 2 Styles of Breaststroke Swimming Technique:

Woof! It’s been a minute since I’ve written a new blog for you guys! I trust that things are going well for you – wherever you are in the world! I know some teams are STILL patiently awaiting pool time, and if you are one of them – hang in there! Our next series, we are going to dive deep into everything about Breaststroke undulation and how to improve your

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4 Different STYLES of Butterfly Breathing Techniques!

4 Different STYLES of Butterfly Breathing Techniques!

All, welcome back to Part III of our series on Butterfly Undulation. We really couldn’t finish out this series without talking about the breath, and how it plays a role in the Butterfly stroke. After all, we all need to get air while swimming. Did you know there’s really 4 different Butterfly Breathing Techniques? I didn’t, until I took a deep dive further into this subject. If you missed Part

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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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