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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (1)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (1)

Swimming Myth #1 To go faster in swimming one must push out the back of the arm pull.  I believe this myth may have originated with an article that appeared some time in the 90′s. The article showed a swimming … Continue reading

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In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

We were very fortunate to have Ben Lecomte come to the FINIS office today. Ben currently holds the World Record for the longest swim in history, when in 1998 he swam from the East coast of the United States over … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Freestyle Base

Workout Wednesday: Freestyle Base

1×600 25 kick, 75 drill 4×125 middle 75 kick :15 seconds rest 8×25 15 meter underwater kick, 10 yards swim :15 seconds rest     4×250 steady a smooth, :15 seconds rest 4×200 negative split by 100, :20 seconds rest … Continue reading

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The Art of Feeding

The Art of Feeding

 If you’re new to open water swimming or haven’t logged swim distances that more closely resemble something a runner might do, the term feeding may be unfamiliar. Like other marine creatures that spend significant time in the water, long distance … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Technique-N-Endurance

Workout Wednesday: Technique-N-Endurance

Warmup- 200 free 200 back 200 free 6×150 2- :20 seconds rest 2- :10 seconds rest 2- :05 seconds rest *try pick up the speed each set of two, to a moderate/strong pace 6×100 kick with fins :15 seconds rest … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Blossom into a Better Swimmer

Warm-up: 1200 (repeat below twice) 400 free breathing every 3 200 drill by 50′s; finger tip drag drill- (concentrate on high elbow) & Six kick side drill- (long smooth, extenuate rotation of hips, finish pull all the way) Kick/skull (4 … Continue reading

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Coaching Tips that Help you Visualize and Improve your Technique

We all learn differently.  Whether it is algebra, paying taxes, or swimming, we all grasp concepts in a different way. Therefore much like teachers, swim coaches need to educate their “students” in a variety of ways. A coach may say … Continue reading

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Sculling Drills help improve your technique and feel in the water

Mark and I often cite improving stroke technique in swimming as being the single easiest and quickest way to see improvement. One of the best ways to begin improving your stroke technique is to improve your body awareness and especially … 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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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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