Category Archives: Drills

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (8)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (8)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #8: When it comes to getting oxygen in freestyle, breathing every cycle is as good as it gets. In almost every other sport but swimming we get the luxury of breathing whenever we want. With maximal exertion, we are … Continue reading

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Laurie Hug: How I Use the FINIS Circuit Trainer

Laurie Hug: How I Use the FINIS Circuit Trainer

This season we purchased a FINIS Circuit Trainer for use in our dryland circuits. It can be set for work and rest intervals along with the number of reps to be performed. This makes it much easier to keep track … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (7)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (7)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #7: In order to reduce the air bubbles behind your hand underwater, you must enter the hand delicately. Many beginner swimmers are taught to enter the hand just in front of their head and slide it … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (6)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (6)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #6:When it comes to swimming fast, kicking is overrated. Kicking is anything but overrated. As some of you have already learned, I believe that it is the power of the kick that separates the great … Continue reading

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New Product Launch: FINIS Alignment Kickboard (Yellow)

New Product Launch: FINIS Alignment Kickboard (Yellow)

Livermore, CA – (November 27, 2012) FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products that maximize your fitness potential and technique, announces availability of the new Alignment Kickboard in yellow. The uniquely designed board is different from standard kickboards with its smaller … Continue reading

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Gary Hall, Swimming Myths Debunked (5)

Gary Hall, Swimming Myths Debunked (5)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #5. The reason we pull freestyle underwater with a high elbow is to increase the surface area of our arm. In case you hadn’t noticed, I am preaching high elbows a lot. There is a … Continue reading

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FINIS Agility Paddle, New Sizes Available!

FINIS Agility Paddle, New Sizes Available!

FINIS releases two new sizes for their popular Agility Paddle Livermore, CA – (November 13, 2012) FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products that maximize your fitness potential and technique, announces the immediate availability of multiple Agility Paddles sizes. The strapless … Continue reading

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GARY HALL: SWIMMING MYTHS DEBUNKED (4)

GARY HALL: SWIMMING MYTHS DEBUNKED (4)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #4: The reason you keep the elbows high during the underwater pull is to increase power. I often hear this myth from both coaches and swimmers. When one looks at the underwater shots of the … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (3)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (3)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #3:  The reason one should rotate the body along the long axis in freestyle is to reduce drag. Please don’t tell me this is not a myth. I hear this from beginner coaches all the way … Continue reading

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Off Season Swim Training for Triathletes

Off Season Swim Training for Triathletes

It is now October, which means most triathletes are done with their competitive season.  Of those athletes, many will stop swimming completely as they back off of their training for the winter. Come spring time, they will surely find that … Continue reading

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