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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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2013 Red Dot Award, FINIS Agility Paddles

2013 Red Dot Award, FINIS Agility Paddles

Livermore, CA – (April 3, 2013) The innovative swim company, FINIS, impressed a 37-member jury of design experts with their new strapless Agility Paddles to receive the “red dot award: product design 2013”. The “red dot” is a coveted recognition … 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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GARY HALL: SWIMMING MYTHS DEBUNKED (4)

GARY HALL: SWIMMING MYTHS DEBUNKED (4)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #4: The reason you keep the elbows high during the underwater pull is to increase power. I often hear this myth from both coaches and swimmers. When one looks at the underwater shots of the … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (2)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (2)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #2: The only time you need to worry about reducing frontal drag is on the start and turns. Getting into a tight streamline is extremely important for the dive and turns. Your body speed is … Continue reading

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Sculling For Everyone

Sculling For Everyone

There is a strange phrase swimmers use after being out of the water for long periods of time: “I seem to have lost my feel for the water”. To most this may seem ambiguous, but to swimmers it simply means … Continue reading

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Swimsense™: Using Paddles to Make Even More Sense of It

Swimsense™: Using Paddles to Make Even More Sense of It

Round #2: Pacing Right! Last time we interacted, I had done 30 x 100m swim repeats on 1:30 as a warm-up a few days prior to a 70.3 event. The idea was to show you guys and girls the importance … Continue reading

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Leverage your Workout with Equipment

Leverage your Workout with Equipment

Use equipment to customize workouts to your specific needs One challenge of swimming just a few days a week on a Masters team is that there is often very little continuity and cohesion between each workout. I sometimes find that … 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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