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Let the Voting Begin: Red vs. Blue Zoomers

Let the Voting Begin: Red vs. Blue Zoomers

As a tribute to voting day, I thought we could debate Red vs. Blue. Now I am not talking about political views, but rather which Zoomers fin color you prefer! You may not know it but the differences between these … Continue reading

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Sample Workout – Energy Systems

This is a sample workout that I swam yesterday. It focuses on swimming easy around 65% to 70% effort level which Clive Rushton calls the Aerobic Capacity energy system. Swimming at an easy effort level with a heart rate ranging … Continue reading

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Leverage your Workout with Equipment

Leverage your Workout with Equipment

Use equipment to customize workouts to your specific needs One challenge of swimming just a few days a week on a Masters team is that there is often very little continuity and cohesion between each workout. I sometimes find that … Continue reading

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When the Real Novice Gets Wet

When the Real Novice Gets Wet

My wife, who has never swam a day in her life besides a few doggie-paddle lengths, has decided to take on the challenge of a 3.8km ocean swim and do an Ironman… How does she get started swimming from ground … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Make Your Swim Workout More Interesting

Swimming by yourself can be a challenging activity. Swimming laps can quickly become monotonous. On top of that, it can be difficult to gauge your improvement and keep motivated throughout the year. With these challenges in mind, I hope I … Continue reading

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Stop Fighting the Water! Part 5

Stop Fighting the Water! Part 5

Start using your feet: How to work on ankle flexibility Today I’m going to talk a bit about how to improve your ankle flexibility and eventually your overall propulsion from your kick. One of swimming’s unique aspects is that the … Continue reading

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Warming Down

Warming Down

Warm-down: Why it’s important and how to stay motivated Warm-down, sometimes referred to as “cool-down,” is a period of easy swimming after a harder swim workout. This loosen period allows the body to actively recover from your swim. Interestingly enough, … Continue reading

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Hot Walls

Hot Walls

One of the key differences between an average swimmer and a great swimmer is how someone approaches a wall, turns, and then pushes off. Over the past few months I have been working out with a local triathlon club, and … Continue reading

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