Author Archives: Paul Zaich

Hypoxic Swimming Sample Sets

Hypoxic swimming is a technique used by swimmers to improve their tolerance of oxygen debt. While we haven’t discussed the topic much before, it is an important part of a swimmer’s training regimen. Mark discussed the use of a hypoxic # … Continue reading

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Why are swimmers so clumsy out of water?

I think most swimmers accept the claim that they are not as gifted out of water. Most of us swimmers feel somewhat uncomfortable or uncoordinated with physical activity that occurs outside the pool. The very fact that we call our … Continue reading

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For the Aspiring Fitness Swimmer: 3 Easy Ways to Start Swimming Smarter (and having A LOT more fun!)

For the Aspiring Fitness Swimmer: 3 Easy Ways to Start Swimming Smarter (and having A LOT more fun!)

Do you dread every time you get to the pool because you know that you will swim 40 laps, back and forth, staring directly down at the dreaded black line? Does it feel like you reached a plateau where you … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming to the FINIS Collegiate Invitational?!

Guess Who’s Coming to the FINIS Collegiate Invitational?!

FINIS has arranged a surprise visitor this weekend. Shake hands with the greatest Olympic Relay swimmer of all-time at the FINIS Cup. Can you guess who it is? We’ll give you a hint, just check out the image below. Comment … Continue reading

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Sculling Drills help improve your technique and feel in the water

Mark and I often cite improving stroke technique in swimming as being the single easiest and quickest way to see improvement. One of the best ways to begin improving your stroke technique is to improve your body awareness and especially … Continue reading

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FINIS Video Shoot for the Swimsense Performance Monitor

FINIS Video Shoot for the Swimsense Performance Monitor

We’re shooting our video for the Swimsense Performance Monitor today and we’re very excited to share some of the action throughout the day both on Twitter @FINISswim and at www.facebook/finisinc. More updates to come! b

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Learn how to split your races: 100 Breaststroke

Learn how to split your races: 100 Breaststroke

In conclusion of our examination of race splitting and pacing techniques we will examine the 100 breaststroke at Nationals. As you can see, like the 100 Butterfly, the other short-axis stroke, we seem to see closer splitting by the male … Continue reading

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Learn how to Split Your Races: 100 Freestyle at 2010 Nationals

Learn how to Split Your Races: 100 Freestyle at 2010 Nationals

The 100m Freestyle provides another example of a race where women tend to split the race more evenly when compared to men (See also 100m Backstroke vs. 100m Butterfly). Although both men and women tend to have a similar race … Continue reading

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Learn How to Split your Races Correctly: Featuring the 100 Butterfly

Learn How to Split your Races Correctly: Featuring the 100 Butterfly

Take a look at the average drop-off for the top male and female athletes in the 100 Butterfly. Now take a look at the 100 Backstroke drop-off from last week. At this point you have probably realized that the average … Continue reading

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Learn how to Split your Races Correctly

Learn how to Split your Races Correctly

Learning how to correctly pace your effort level throughout a race is one of the most important elements of any race strategy. Whether it is a 100m sprint or a much longer marathon race like Crossing Lake Tahoe, controlling your … Continue reading

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