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My top ten most wonderful things about being a swimmer

Over a long career as a competitive swimmer, I have won a few and lost a few over the years. But, most of my favorite things about swimming have nothing to do with my wins and losses, but the little moments.  Here are my top ten best things about being a swimmer:   10: Hitting…

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Swim Camps: not just for kids!

Swim camps as an age grouper are both fun and effective for helping develop young swimmers. If you missed out on this experience as a kid or want to relive the great time you had at camp as a youth, swim camps are master friendly.  Over the years many quality swim camps have come up…

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12 Days of Christmas Workouts

Twleve Days of Christmas workouts are popular, but harder to write than you think. It takes multiple drafts to get the right amount of yardage and work without killing the audience. Here are two versions of 12 days of Christmas swim workouts: The first is a combined swim and dryland workout and is meant to…

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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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Compressing the Middle

I would like to take a look today at aging. The gap between a ten-year old and a twenty-year old is significant. One is a small child that is not yet ready to be left alone, the other a young adult entrusted to vote, drive and often live part-or full- time on their own. The…

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