Posts Tagged ‘Swimming’

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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The Ever-elusive Feel for the Water

I know you have heard some coach say, or read it in an article, and you know you don’t have it. The ever-elusive “feel” for the water. You may not be sure what it is, but you are sure you don’t have it. Let’s look at what it is and simple steps to help develop…

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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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What’s in my gear bag

I carry two bags to the pool every day. My “swim” bag and my “gear bag”.  In last week’s post I gave you a peak into my swim bag. This week I will look into my gear bag must haves. I hope these peaks into my bags help you be prepared for your trips to…

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What’s in my swim bag

I carry two bags to the pool every day. My “swim” bag and my “gear bag”.  In today’s post I will discuss my swim bag necessities and next week will address my gear bag must haves. I hope these peaks into my bags help you be prepared for your trips to the pool. Swim suit: …

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Flip Turns getting them right video

On my site I have curated the-best-of-the-best videos on swimming. So why did I decide to break that tradition and create my own series of videos on flips. The answer: I did not find what I was looking for. A video or series that presented all of the steps, broke it down, and explained common…

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The Problems of not Having a Coach

Many adult swimmers swim without a coach. Whether you are a lap swimmer, triathlete, came into Masters as an adult or grew up as a competitive swimmer who finished with a college or even post college career with national level swimming, you need to work with a coach. It doesn’t need to be every day,…

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Why too little body roll is a slow way to swim

This is part three in a three-part series on common mistakes in freestyle. Last week we discussed too much roll the neck.  I don’t want to confuse anyone, this week we are discussing roll of the torso, not the neck. Correct freestyle technique calls for the shoulders and torso to roll with each stroke to…

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High Head Position in Freestyle

In this first of a three-part series we will look at the most basic errors of swimming freestyle. Today looks at what happens when you hold your head high. It is instinctive to want to see where you are going. Mother nature has ensured that those who did not watch where they were going did…

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Kicking with Fins

I recently read a nice little article on not feeling guilty for kicking with fins.  It is not that I disagree with the author, he mentioned benefits from making you work harder to fun, to mention just two of his benefits for kicking with fins. It’s just that I feel like I need to pick…

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