Category Archives: Swim Tips

Kristi Johnson: Training for Open Water

Kristi Johnson: Training for Open Water

For any triathlete, the open water swim can be somewhat scary. There is no black line to follow at the bottom of the lake or the ocean. The water is not crystal clear but rather dark and ominous. More often … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (10)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (10)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #10: The Race Club is only meant for sprinters I admit that at the Olympic level, nearly all of our success has been with sprinters. That is because our former coach, Mike Bottom (currently head coach at University … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (9)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (9)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #9: All swimming drills are good for you. I am a big believer in doing drills. In fact, if more swimmers spent a little more time doing drills and not worry so much about squeezing in another minute … Continue reading

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FINIS “Why Swim” video

FINIS "Why Swim" video

Why swim? We all make the trip to the pool for a slightly different reason. Whether you swim for fitness or to escape, we all agree that there is something special about the water. No other sport will leave you … Continue reading

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FINIS Announces Sponsorship of Nicoletta Simonazzi

FINIS Announces Sponsorship of Nicoletta Simonazzi

Livermore, CA – (February 7, 2013) FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products that maximize your swimming potential and technique, announces the two-year sponsorship of athlete, Nicoletta Simonazzi. The Italian open water swimmer’s career skyrocketed in 2009 when she … Continue reading

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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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Using the “F” Word

Using the "F" Word

We live in a society where people are terrified of the “F” word: Failure. The fear of letting yourself or others down is what drives a huge portion of our society to do the things they do. Swimmers face Failure … 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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