Archive for August 2018

Want to Swim Faster? Read this!

Most of us want to swim faster. Even those among us who don’t complete much, or at all often, still want to swim faster.  Here are the priorities I use to help swimmers swim faster: First, with no doubt is get efficient stroke mechanics. I often discuss mechanics that help keep you healthy. Health aside,…

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How to Get Out of a Muscle Memory Rut

Muscle memory allows us to perform complex repetitive motions without thinking about them.   Could you imagine early man trying to hunt if they had to actively think about how to walk?  The mind would be so preoccupied with flexing the ankle, bending the knee, rotating the hip that we would get eaten by the first…

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Stretching the Rotator Cuff

Stretching is always a good idea for any athlete, and the rotator cuff is of primary importance to swimmers, but doing it correctly is important to getting the benefits. There is one common error I see frequently that I want to help clear up when stretching the rotator cuff. A very common and effective stretch…

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Breaststroke Timing

There are two common timings used for breaststroke. One correct, the other, not so much. The two big mistakes are: Breathing at the end of the pull instead of first Stopping the arms at the body instead of up front in the streamline. These two problems generally go together and lead to a slower breast…

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