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Laurie Hug: FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro

Laurie Hug: FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro

About four years ago, I purchased a FINIS Tempo Trainer and immediately loved the product. I started using it during solo training sessions where I found I was able to stay more focused and keep up with more difficult intervals. Setting … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (8)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (8)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #8: When it comes to getting oxygen in freestyle, breathing every cycle is as good as it gets. In almost every other sport but swimming we get the luxury of breathing whenever we want. With maximal exertion, we are … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (3)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (3)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #3:  The reason one should rotate the body along the long axis in freestyle is to reduce drag. Please don’t tell me this is not a myth. I hear this from beginner coaches all the way … Continue reading

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Stroke Rate vs Distance per Stroke: Who is right?

Stroke Rate vs Distance per Stroke: Who is right?

 In recent years there has been an increasing tendency for coaches to push increasing DPS to improve swimmer’s performances. Yet, during the Olympic Games, in every freestyle event over the 50 meter sprint, one sees a variety of techniques used … Continue reading

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Tempo Trainer 3rd Mode: Two Goals, Four Ways

The term “Strokes Per Minute” is familiar amongst open water swimmers.  Advertised course distances can be misleading due to currents, chop, wind, drifting buoys, and navigational errors. As a result, stroke rate measurements have long been used in place of … Continue reading

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Using the Tempo Trainer to Increase your Stroke Rate

Using the Tempo Trainer to Increase your Stroke Rate

Maintaining a high stroke rate is an important part of any open water swim. During my Catalina crossing in August 2010 I raised my stroke rate from 68-72 strokes per minute to 75-77 as the swim progressed. Since then I … Continue reading

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Swimming Faster by Slowing Down and Finding your Stroke with the Tempo Trainer

Swimming Faster by Slowing Down and Finding your Stroke with the Tempo Trainer

One of the most common misconceptions in swimming is that if I swing my arms and kick my legs quick enough, I will go faster in the water. This simply isn’t true. How fast you move your arms does not … Continue reading

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A Deeper Dive into Swimsense™

A Deeper Dive into Swimsense™

Want to learn more about Swimsense™? Well you’re not alone. Since our President, John Mix, first blogged about the device last week, we have received many calls and emails inquiring about how to use the device. So I wanted to … Continue reading

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New Product: Swimsense™

New Product: Swimsense™

Makes Sense of your Swim Today I am proud to unveil the new Swimsense™ Performance Monitor. This small intuitive device is worn around the wrist while swimming. Using motion sensing technology, the Swimsense (powered by SportSense™) automatically detects and records … Continue reading

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Best Ways to use the Tempo Trainer

Best Ways to use the Tempo Trainer

Listen to Kerry O’Brien describe the best ways to use the Tempo Trainer. Kerry has been the head coach of Walnut Creek Masters since 1980 and is a former United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Coach of the Year. Part 1 … Continue reading

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