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How Swimmers Can Stay Focused When Things Get Tough

A way to get through tough moments in training and competition is using “what ifs.” Here’s how to use them to steel yourself for adversity under pressure.

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The Six Kicking Styles Required For Water Polo

In a dynamic, high-paced sport such as water polo, several different kicking styles are required in order to be able to respond to the action.

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Coordination In Breaststroke: Balancing The Stroke, Kick & Sliding

Since breaststroke is the slowest stroke in swimming, it requires more coordination between the arms and legs than freestyle, backstroke or butterfly.


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UVA Coach Todd DeSorbo Tracks Swim Data Netting Dramatic Results

“Matt (King) was like a 22.6 PB in the 50m free,” Coach Todd DeSorbo said, “ and he won U.S. Nationals with a 21.8, a big drop.”

What Was Buzzing at Last Week’s ASCA World Clinic in Vegas?

Las Vegas, Nevada was the center of the American swimming community last week at the annual ASCA World Clinic. What were the hottest topics?

Kieran Smith Uses Unique Two-Foot-Stepover-Start at Short Course Worlds

A daredevil two-footed stepover start by Kieran Smith on Sunday caught the attention of Arizona State assistant coach Herbie Behm.

6 Cool Things That Happen When Swimmers Improve Their Mindset

Feeling inspired to take your swimming to the next level? Here are 6 benefits of mental training for competitive swimmers.

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3 Ways Swimmers Can Get Better at Handling Pressure on Race Day

Swimmers often struggle to swim fast under pressure. Here are three things you can start doing at practice today to “choke proof” your swim meets.

3 Ways Swimmers Can Get More from Their Swim Practices

Swimming fast on race day means swimming well in practice. Here are three things swimmers can do to crank up their swim practices.

How to Be More Fearless During the Main Set

The main set is the meat potatoes of your swim practice. Are you giving it all of the effort that your swimming and big goals deserve?

3 Ways Swimmers Can Manage Distractions on Race Day

There’s lots going on when you step up on the blocks. Here is how to manage internal and external distractions so that you can swim fast when it matters most.

How Swim Coaches Can Help Develop Highly Motivated Swimmers

Hey coaches–Here are some long-term strategies that you can use to help motivate your swimmers so that they maximize their time in the water.

7 Ways for Swimmers to Build Confidence as Pre-Race Anxiety Kicks In

You’ve trained long and hard to perform your best on race day. Here is how to keep those pre-race jitters from holding you back from swimming like a champ.

Time To Study-The Final Of Women’s 100M Free at the 2019 World Championships

Time To study: Here we come with our second analysis of the 2019 World Championship‘s final. The final of women’s 100m free

How to Build a Pre-Race Routine to Dominate Your PB’s

Ready to smash some PB’s? Here are some ideas for how to build a legendary pre-race routine so that you are locked in on race day.