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Honing Your Open Water Skills in a Pool

Open water swimming is almost an entirely different sport than pool swimming. Not only can you make contact with other swimmers, but open water is much more susceptible to the elements. You can have large fluctuations in water temperature, surface … Continue reading

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Why Swimming is Good For… Surfing Pt. 2

In a previous blog FINIS Vice President, Tim Elson talked about the benefits of training in a swimming pool for surfers.  As we had promised, we now touch on anaerobic and sprint training and the benefits for surfers. Anaerobic training is … Continue reading

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Why Swimming is Good For: Surfing Pt. 1

For the next few months we are going to start a series titled “Why swimming is good for…”. This week FINIS Vice President Tim Elson explains the benefits of training in a swimming pool for those who surf. If you … Continue reading

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Crazy yet Creative Holiday Workouts

Crazy yet Creative Holiday Workouts

It’s that time of the swim year…time to put in the long hard holiday training! Coaches start to increase the distance and breakdown their swimmers in order to set them up for taper and fast swimming in the spring. But … Continue reading

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Swim Sets that Improve Technique – Mayan Pyramid

Swim Sets that Improve Technique – Mayan Pyramid

If you are swimmer than you have probably done a “pyramid” set that builds up and down in distance. The purpose of these sets is to build up to an aerobic capacity, and then shift gears and build down to … Continue reading

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