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Laurie Hug: Positive Drive Fins (PDF)

Laurie Hug: Positive Drive Fins (PDF)

“Those are the oddest looking fins I have ever seen!” said one of my training partners when I pulled the Positive Drive Fins (PDFs) out of my equipment bag. Yeah, I guess they do look kind of funny compared to … Continue reading

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How to: FINIS Hand Paddles

How to: FINIS Hand Paddles

Most swimmers and coaches find a use for their paddles almost every day. Until recently, there were fewer variations of style one could choose when purchasing their equipment. FINIS has released a number of hand paddles that have challenged all … Continue reading

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Laurie Hug: FINIS Agility Paddles

Laurie Hug: FINIS Agility Paddles

Last summer at USMS Nationals I had hoped to try out the new FINIS Agility Paddles but ran out of time.  Fortunately, one of the masters swimmers who swims for my club bought a pair and let me test them … 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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Speed Training: My training update for USMS Nationals + Sample Workout

With the championship meet only a week away, I am now focusing on race-pace speeds. There are many names for speed training: anaerobic capacity, explosive power, “easy speed”, sprint work etc. Whatever your name for it, just know that speed … Continue reading

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Another Use for the Snorkel – Head Position in Breaststroke

Another Use for the Snorkel - Head Position in Breaststroke

Swimmers and coaches use the Swimmer’s Snorkel in all facets of training. Many use it for warm-up and technique work, others use it for aerobic test sets, and we have even seen triathletes use the snorkel for a good cardio-vascular … Continue reading

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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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How to use the Tech Toc for Short-Axis Strokes, Breaststroke and Butterfly

How to use the Tech Toc for Short-Axis Strokes, Breaststroke and Butterfly

As you probably already know, rotation is a key component for long-axis strokes, Freestyle and Backstroke. However, did you know the rolling of the hips is as equally important in Breaststroke and Butterfly? I have commented on the advantage of … Continue reading

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Fraid Nots Friday – The Splits!

Loosen up tight hamstrings and groins with Tom Drum and the Fraid Nots Stretching System. Work your way to doing the splits! Having flexibility in your groins and hips is very important for efficient kicking in all four strokes, especially … Continue reading

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Stop Fighting the Water! Part 1

Stop Fighting the Water! Part 1

I was prompted to write this series after talking to my co-worker Sarah who is an avid masters swimmer and most importantly a breaststroker like myself. Sarah went into the weekend dreading her upcoming 200 yard Breaststroke because the past … Continue reading

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