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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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The Alignment Kickboard: Helen’s Story

The Alignment Kickboard: Helen's Story

There are a few moments at FINIS that stand out as more significant than others. The ability to help people do what they love is one of the most rewarding experiences we are granted as humans. Below is an email … Continue reading

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Trent Grimsey on SwimSwam news

Trent Grimsey on SwimSwam news

TALKING WITH AUSTRALIA’S TRENT GRIMSEY ABOUT ENGLISH CHANNEL RECORD Mike Lewis | September 18th, 2012 | Categories: Featured, News, Open Water, Video photo: Mike Lewis / Ola Vista Photography @mike2swim SEARCH RECENT POSTS Talking with Australia’s Trent Grimsey about English Channel Record Make Sense of … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (1)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (1)

Swimming Myth #1 To go faster in swimming one must push out the back of the arm pull.  I believe this myth may have originated with an article that appeared some time in the 90′s. The article showed a swimming … Continue reading

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In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

We were very fortunate to have Ben Lecomte come to the FINIS office today. Ben currently holds the World Record for the longest swim in history, when in 1998 he swam from the East coast of the United States over … Continue reading

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FINIS’ Trent Grimsey breaks English Channel swim record

FINIS' Trent Grimsey breaks English Channel swim record

Grimsey breaks channel swim record   http://www.theage.com.au Date September 10, 2012 Trent Grimsey, FINA’s top ranked Open Water swimmer, has broken the record for an unassisted solo crossing of the English Channel by a massive two minutes and 50 seconds. … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: What Makes Michael Fly?

Gary Hall: What Makes Michael Fly?

Most people that swim butterfly are not so pretty to watch, especially at the end of the race. It is not coincidental that some of the greatest flyers in history also had some of the most graceful strokes. Mark Spitz … Continue reading

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New Product: FINIS Bolt Goggles

New Product: FINIS Bolt Goggles

Livermore, CA – (August 21, 2012) FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products that maximize your fitness potential and technique, announces the introduction of the Bolt Goggles to the FINIS goggle family. These racing goggles are designed with low profile lenses … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Freestyle Base

Workout Wednesday: Freestyle Base

1×600 25 kick, 75 drill 4×125 middle 75 kick :15 seconds rest 8×25 15 meter underwater kick, 10 yards swim :15 seconds rest     4×250 steady a smooth, :15 seconds rest 4×200 negative split by 100, :20 seconds rest … Continue reading

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Grimsey is Grand Prix Champion

Grimsey is Grand Prix Champion

  FINIS sponsored athlete Trent Grimsey was crowned the overall champion in the 2012 FINA Grand Prix Series. He finished second behind Peter Stoychev in the 30km Macedonian Grand Prix race, and was leading up until the last 500 meters of the … Continue reading

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