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Workout Wednesday: Pot Luck

This weeks workout I’m titling it Pot Luck. It is a little bit of everything…enjoy! Warm-up 200 free 100 IM/drill 50 kick 50 free 100 IM/swim 200 kick Breath Control 9×100 :15 seconds rest, breath pattern By 100′s- 3, 5, … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Workin’ on Walls

The focus to this weeks’ workout is to perfect every push off and every turn. No breathing into the wall from the flags in and two dolphin kicks off each wall and two stroke before your first breath. Warm-up: 200 … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: The Distance Challenge

This week’s workout focuses on pacing and swimming at different speeds. It is a little longer workout then last week but put your mind to it and you will get it done in a breeze.   Warm-Up 600- kick, drill, … Continue reading

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How to use Heart Rate in the Pool with the AquaPulse™

We have mentioned before how important heart rate is to swimmers, but many coaches and swimmers are still unsure of how to best utilize heart rate during workouts. So to get you started, below are a few a few suggested … Continue reading

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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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Track your warm-up.

A good warmup is an essential element of any workout and crucial to success in competition. Studies suggest that 15-20 minutes of low to moderate intensity effort (50%-60% of maximum heart rate) can increase endurance performance by 6% and sprint … Continue reading

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An Entire Training Season – In 4 Weeks! My preparation for USMS Nationals!

It’s that time of year again. Time to shake off the rust of 11 months without consistent training. Time to train for USMS Nationals to avoid making a complete fool of myself. With only a month left to train before … 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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Industry Watch: Plan your Swim by Downloading Workouts Instantly

Industry Watch: Plan your Swim by Downloading Workouts Instantly

This guest post is by Larry Baratte who is the head coach of the Ventura College Swim Team. His teams have won twenty Western State Conference team titles, and have consistently finished in the top-five at the California State Championships, … Continue reading

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