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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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Using Swimsense™ to Understand Workout Details On the Fly

Using Swimsense™ to Understand Workout Details On the Fly

You’ve been using the Swimsense for a couple of weeks now and getting used to analysing the data. You’re comfortable wearing the watch while you swim and you are happy with the recording capabilities and feedback available. The Swimsense dashboard … Continue reading

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Hey I Just Swam a Mile!

Hey I Just Swam a Mile!

As swimmers, we are always looking for that practice where you get out at the end exhausted yet overwhelming satisfied with the work you just did. Some of the best practices we have are usually the most grueling, but they … Continue reading

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Swimsense™: Using Paddles to Make Even More Sense of It

Swimsense™: Using Paddles to Make Even More Sense of It

Round #2: Pacing Right! Last time we interacted, I had done 30 x 100m swim repeats on 1:30 as a warm-up a few days prior to a 70.3 event. The idea was to show you guys and girls the importance … Continue reading

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Working the Legs with Tombstone Kicking

Working the Legs with Tombstone Kicking

Sometimes people underestimate the importance of kicking. A strong kick while swimming raises the body position so that you are riding on top of the water. Also, strong kicks off the start and turns can be the difference between making … Continue reading

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For the Aspiring Fitness Swimmer: 3 Easy Ways to Start Swimming Smarter (and having A LOT more fun!)

For the Aspiring Fitness Swimmer: 3 Easy Ways to Start Swimming Smarter (and having A LOT more fun!)

Do you dread every time you get to the pool because you know that you will swim 40 laps, back and forth, staring directly down at the dreaded black line? Does it feel like you reached a plateau where 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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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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Swim across Lake Tahoe, Twice!

Swim across Lake Tahoe, Twice!

FINIS Athlete Jamie Patrick recently completed the first Double-Crossing of Lake Tahoe. Jamie is an avid openwater swimmer and triathlete. A short list of his accomplishments include: 15 Time Ironman Finisher 4 Time Ironman Swim Champion 2 Time Ultraman World … Continue reading

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