Archive for October 2018

Backstroke Coaching Center Launched

I am pleased to announce the addition of Backstroke to our Coaching Center video collection. Regular users of the Swim Stroke Tools Coaching Center already know that the Coaching Center offers a suite of the best videos available on freestyle and flip turns.  I have scrubbed the internet for the best in each skill and…

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Is working out fooling you into gaining weight?

We’ve all heard it, and very few of us our still in denial about the out of control spiral of the weight of the average American. If you have never looked at the numbers you can see in the US maps from the CDC the increases in obesity in America by state. By 1990 most…

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Job One of Swimming Freestyle

  The first skill to work on to improve your freestyle is not your pull or breathing, but your body alignment. Don’t swim with your head up, that is to say your head tilted enough to allow you to see the line on the bottom of the pool in front of you.  Instead, keep your…

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Why you swimming goals drive your workout type

Looking for a workout?  Many people are often on the hunt for a swim workout. Before you go on the hunt ask yourself this question: What are your swimming goals?  The answer to this question will change what practice you want.  I have listed several common goals and the important considerations to drive your workout…

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Drills, Why they can be useless

Drills, they are at the core of teaching swimming, so how could I possibly say the can be useless? Well, they are not always useless, but they can be.  Here are the things to remember to keep your time drilling from becoming useless. When you can’t bring the specific part of the stroke your drill…

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