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To become a world-class swimmer, you must develop proper stroke mechanics, a strong back and the endurance to power through the finish without losing form. At STACK, you'll learn how to maximize all aspects of your swimming performance with workouts, drills and diet advice from today's top experts and athletes. For even more swimming workouts, browse our swimming training videos.

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One Change Female Swimmers Should Make to the Breaststroke

The major difference between women's and men's breaststroke is buoyancy. (See Olympic Breaststroke Techniques.) It may seem insignificant, but this...

How to Swim Faster

How do you get better at running? You run. Enhancing your sport performance isn't rocket science. You just need to practice. So what do you need to ...

4 Elements of Building a 5K Training Plan

In my opinion, a 5K race is the perfect blend of speed and endurance. Many runners fall into the trap of feeling like the only way to improve their ...

Why Tony Kanaan Might Be the Fittest Athlete In Motorsports

On top of being one of the best drivers in IndyCar, Tony Kanaan might be one of the fittest athletes in the entire motorsports world. Kanaan is u...

Prevent Shoulder Injuries With Stabilization Exercises

Stabilization exercises for the shoulder are commonly used in rehabilitation. However, you should perform them on a regular basis to protect your ...

Swimmers: Use This Metabolic Dryland Workout to Build Endurance

One of the primary challenges of dryland swim workouts is the sheer number of athletes. It's next to impossible to complete a 40- to 45-minute worko...

Female Swimmers: 3 Tips to Prevent Common Injuries

It's impossible to completely eliminate injury from the sport of women's swimming. The sport places tremendous stress on the body, which can lead to...

Navy SEAL Training by the Numbers

To produce the world's toughest warriors, the Navy subjects SEAL candidates to some of the world's toughest training. The six-month Basic Unde...

Suffering from Burnout? Athletic Benefits of Cross Training

Athletes are typically in much better shape than the general population. Day in and day out, training is part of their routine. However, even if you...

Repetitive Freestyle Swimming Workouts

"Practice makes perfect." This is more than an old cliché coaches throw around. Your brain records specific movement patterns, speed and techniqu...

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