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The FINIS Fundamental Four

The FINIS Fundamental Four

When I assess our most successful products, a few immediately spring to mind.  They are great quality, highly beneficial training products that can help any level swimmer improve their ability in the water.  I call them the FINIS Fundamental Four: … Continue reading

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Robot Freestyle Drill

The “Robot Freestyle” is a drill that is designed to help you focus on swimming with a high elbow. It is essentially swimming normal freestyle but with several pauses during the stroke (as a robot would move). Start this new … Continue reading

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Freestyle Side-Kicking Drill with a Twist

I am sure most of you have done the basic side-kicking drill during a swim workout. This common drill works on body position by having one arm extended out in front and the other arm lying flat at your side. … Continue reading

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Straight Arm Recovery in Open Water Swimming

Straight Arm Recovery in Open Water Swimming

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how swimming in open water is different from swimming in a pool, and what that means in terms of technique. In addition to playing around with increasing my stroke rate (the … Continue reading

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Sample Workouts with PT Paddles

Sample Workouts with PT Paddles

PT Paddles help enhance your feel in the water by using a unique shape that deflects water away from the hand, heightening the body’s senses. Your hands will seem to slip through the water when you put the PT Paddles … Continue reading

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Open-Water Navigation

Open-Water Navigation Have you ever done an open-water swim before? If yes then you know what I am talking about when I say that those big turn buoys you easily see from the shore, are not so easy to see … Continue reading

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Stop Fighting the Water! Part 3

Stop Fighting the Water! Part 3

Pull More Water A goal of every swimmer should be to constantly refine their technique to become more efficient in the water. We’ve discussed how you can lengthen your Freestyle stroke by extending the hand entry. Another opportunity to improve … Continue reading

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Stop Fighting the Water! Part 2

Stop Fighting the Water! Part 2

Stretch your Freestyle Out One of the most common mistakes that novice adult swimmers make when they begin training for the first time is to flail their arms, taking short and inefficient strokes. This often happens because the swimmer is … Continue reading

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Warming Down

Warming Down

Warm-down: Why it’s important and how to stay motivated Warm-down, sometimes referred to as “cool-down,” is a period of easy swimming after a harder swim workout. This loosen period allows the body to actively recover from your swim. Interestingly enough, … Continue reading

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Hot Walls

Hot Walls

One of the key differences between an average swimmer and a great swimmer is how someone approaches a wall, turns, and then pushes off. Over the past few months I have been working out with a local triathlon club, and … Continue reading

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