Archive for May 2019

Maintaining Your Free Speed

Last week, we discussed creating free speed off of each wall with your streamline position. This week, we pick up with maximizing your breakout (that moment when you take your first stroke). Here are two elements to your breakout: Depth: How deep you are on the push off is an important concept. Too shallow and…

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Want Some Free Speed in the Water?

Who wouldn’t want to get some extra speed in the pool with no extra work? Here is one easy way to drop time.  Every time you push off the wall you are able to go faster than you can go from swimming. To hold on to the speed you generated pushing off the wall get…

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To breathe (on both sides) or not to breathe

On a weekly basis I troll the internet and read swimming blogs, newsletters, reports, studies and well just about everything I can find. Often, I see patterns emerging, this week I would like to address the battle on bilateral breathing also referred to as breathing on both sides. First let me tell you that I…

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Benefits of Swimming I Bet You Did Not Know

We all hear about the health benefits of swimming.  Makes us fitter and stronger, helps us lose/maintain our weight and provides a host of benefits.  Here is a list of benefits, I bet there is at least one on the list you did not know. Dementia: A twelve-week study showed that swimming improved memory and…

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