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FINIS® Announces NEW Hydrospeed Racing Dome Cap

FINIS® Announces NEW Hydrospeed Racing Dome Cap

Unlike Any Other Cap You’ve Raced In Livermore, CA – (April 18, 2012) – FINIS, the worldwide leader in technical swimming development and provider of select training equipment for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, announces the new Hydrospeed Racing Dome Cap. This … Continue reading

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US Swimming Nationals: Learn from Watching the Best

US Swimming Nationals: Learn from Watching the Best

This week the US Senior National Championship are being hosted in Palo Alto, CA and will feature 1800 elite swimmers. In previous years, only those local to the meet had the opportunity to watch these amazing swimmers compete. If you … Continue reading

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Warm Down by Heart Rate

After a big competition or tough practice, many swimmers don’t warm-down enough. They may swim until they feel “loose”, but in reality they probably need to go further. When worked to the max, the muscles need more time to recover … Continue reading

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Clearwater 70.3 Recap and Tips on Racing Strategies

My first full season as a professional triathlete came to a close at the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. This race was my first World Championships event and for that reason I was excited, overwhelmed, and very prepared. Just … 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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Learn how to Split your Races Correctly

Learn how to Split your Races Correctly

Learning how to correctly pace your effort level throughout a race is one of the most important elements of any race strategy. Whether it is a 100m sprint or a much longer marathon race like Crossing Lake Tahoe, controlling your … 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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The Mental Game

Since I am currently out at the United States Master’s Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia, I thought I’d take a brief break from the “Stop Fighting the Water” series and talk a little bit about the mental side of race preparation. … 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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