The Missing Link in Your Butterfly!

The Missing Link in Your Butterfly!

All – welcome back! Holy cow, it’s been a long time since I wrote a blog. I’ve had a crazy start to 2021, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. I have a ton of thoughts on our next series, but concluded on the missing link in Butterfly as we head into our Championship Season! Let’s Get Started! One of the main things I see with my

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I am Swammer! Now What?

I am Swammer! Now What?

When you have been a swimmer for as long as you can remember, it is hard to imagine a life without swimming and it is even harder to comprehend the amount of change that accompanies athletic retirement. Any life transition isn’t easy to navigate but one that happens so early in life when you are still trying to figure out who you are is especially difficult to manage. With it,

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Which Type of Crossover Turn is for YOU?

Which Type of Crossover Turn is for YOU?

Woof – it almost feels like two lifetimes have passed since I wrote my last blog post. I’m happy to be back at it and ready to bring you all Part II of our series on Crossover Turns! In today’s post, we will be dissecting which TYPE of Crossover Turn is for YOU. If you didn’t read Part I and learn all about the 3 styles of Crossover turns, I

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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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