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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...

Tips for Effective Backstroke Technique

Feel like a upside-down turtle every time you attempt a backstroke? Of the four competitive swimming strokes, it's the only one where you lie on you...

Olympic Breaststroke Technique

Traditionally, the breaststroke is the easiest but slowest stroke in the sport of swimming. But breaststroke form improvements are rapidly occurring...

Check Your Freestyle Swim Stroke: Correcting Form Mistakes

Although many people can swim the common freestyle, poor stroke mechanics are probably limiting their potential success. It's essential to find th...

Develop Shoulder Stability for Swimming With the Arm Bar

Swimming fitness is a broad versatile term. Not only is swimming great for cardiovascular capacity, but also, since swimming is low impact, it's per...

5 Made-for-TV Movies About Olympic Athletes

Incredible athletes with inspiring backstories performed at their ultimate peak during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Collectively and individually, Am...

How to Prevent Swimmer's Shoulder

Too often, shoulder injuries slow, interrupt or end promising swimming careers. An estimated 80 percent of swimmers suffer from shoulder pain at...

Rebekah Steen's Blog, "Goldfish Kiss," Keeps You Bikini-Ready

Rebekah Steen has a simple motto: "Life's a beach. Wear a bikini." However, many girls don't share Steen's enthusism for the 2-piece swimsuit. Ev...

Designing a Swim Training Program: the BTRE Protocol

Swimming events in the Summer Olympics often inspire people to hit the pool for swim training. Unfortunately, most efforts to start (or resurrect) a...

Get Instantly Faster by Improving Your Freestyle Swim Kick Technique

The freestyle swim kick plays an integral part in swimming success. Balancing drag and propulsion while executing this skill is a unique continuum i...

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