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Russian Twists: The Best Swimming Core Exercise for Sprint Freestylers

Want to power up your freestyle? Here is why the Russian twist just might be the best core exercise for sprint freestylers. Core strength is a...

How to Increase Kicking Speed Without a Kickboard

The kick board and pull buoy have been staples at the end of the lane since I can remember. But over the past decade or so we have seen more and more...

Why Swimmers Should Train With a Pull Buoy

Along with the kick board, the pull buoy is one of the most common pieces of swimming equipment swimmers roll with. While there are downsides to using...

The Polar M600 Puts Great Sports Performance and Fun Entertainment at Your Fingertips

Go anywhere, do anything, get in-depth data on all of your activity, and have all of your favorite tunes at the ready. Those are just four of the re...

5 Tips for Faster Flip Turns

When swimmers think about improving performance the conversation tends to steer towards conditioning. More meters, more yardage, more sessions. But...

3 Reasons You Should Be Doing More Flutter Kicks

Want to take your swimming to the next level? If you want to swim faster freestyle, improving your flutter kick is a must. For those who aren't...

The Best Dryland Cardio for Swimmers and Triathletes

Swimmers have unique metabolic and mechanical needs when it comes to sport-specific training. They spend so much time in the water, because it is...

The Perfect Core Exercise for Every Major Sport

An athlete's core plays a vital role in their ability to perform functional movements in their sport. Your core is your center of gravity, your base...

8 Ways to Stay Focused During Your Swim Season

The swimmer's season is no joke. For athletes who aspire to compete at the junior national and national levels the season starts in September and...

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Swim Training

Swimmers log a lot of time in the water swimming around the black line. Here is how to make the most of your swim training. As an age grouper I was...

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