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The Art of Feeding

The Art of Feeding

 If you’re new to open water swimming or haven’t logged swim distances that more closely resemble something a runner might do, the term feeding may be unfamiliar. Like other marine creatures that spend significant time in the water, long distance … Continue reading

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Calm Your Race Day Jitters

Calm Your Race Day Jitters

On your marks….get set….GOOOOOO!!! Once you hear the starter say those words followed by the sound of the buzzer, there is no turning back….you are now in the driver’s seat. But what gets you ready for that moment to race? … 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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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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USMS Open Water Recap

USMS Open Water Recap

The USMS National Championships at Lake Del Valle in Livermore, CA was a huge success this past weekend. The entire event was well organized by the Tri-Valley Master’s Team. Conditions were nearly perfect and over 500 swimmers participated in either … Continue reading

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USMS Open-Water Nationals

USMS Open-Water Nationals

This weekend is the 2010 USMS 1.5 Mile Open-Water National Championships. The swim is located up in beautiful Lake Del Valle, just a short drive from our FINIS Headquarters. Nestled in the back of Livermore wine country, Del Valle is … Continue reading

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USMS Recap

USMS Recap

Hello everyone and sorry for the delay.  I meant to get this out yesterday, but better late than never! The USMS Short-Course Nationals in Atlanta was a great experience. Getting to talk with and watch dedicated swimmers around the nation … Continue reading

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It’s Taper Time!

It's Taper Time!

I am getting ready to head off for US Masters Nationals back in my home town of Atlanta this week. Unfortunately I really haven’t been training consistently these past few months, so my taper is not very effective. However, if … Continue reading

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