Archive for February 2018

The Vocabulary of Swimming

Swimming, like many sports has its own vocabulary and acronyms that can make reading a work out a mystery.  Understanding the sports terms is often necessary to look at a workout and understand what you are supposed to do.  I am often asked what is ‘drill’? Or what does P/K/S mean? To help out I…

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Choosing and Using Paddles

Paddles are a great training tool. For those of you unfamiliar with paddles, they are hard plastic extensions that increase the surface area of your hand. Paddles provide multiple benefits, not least of which is the extra workload they put on the muscles while you are swimming to increase strength. Another major benefit is the…

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Swimsuit Fit for the Ladies

I am frequently asked by women about bathing suits. I don’t know if it is because the moon is aligned with Mars or it’s high tide, but for some reason the number of women asking me about getting a suit that fits better or just differently has tripled. So, gentleman readers, I am going to…

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Breaststroke Glide

There are opposing opinions out there on the glide phase of the breaststroke. One camp will tell you glide longer while others are telling you that gliding longer slows you down.  I’d like to weigh in with some common-sense advice for your breaststroke. The first thing I want you to remember is that breaststroke has…

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