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  • 10 Things Swim Coaches Wish You Would Stop It’s easy to develop poor training habits, especially if you swim on your own. But which bad habits hurt swimming performance the most? From a coaches perspective, these are some of the top habits swimmers should focus on improving to get the most out of their swimming. 1) Not Putting in the Time and Effort […] November 27, 2016
  • Swimmers: Lifting Weights Won’t Make You Too Bulky! There are a number of great reasons swimmers should hit the weight room – even if your goal is not be to build a body that looks like the Incredible Hulk. Strength training can improve swimming performance, body awareness, and keep things fresh! What is “Bulky” Anyway? “Bulky” is subjective. When it comes to your […] November 27, 2016
  • 4 Principles For Effective & Sustainable Strength Training Strength training can improve swimming performance, body awareness, and prevent injury. “You’ll increase bone density and strengthen the tendons and ligaments, so not only are you simply able to lift more weight, but you’re also building resistance to injury,” explains Michael Boyle, a Functional Training expert. If done incorrectly, lifting weights can be dangerous and […] November 26, 2016
  • 11 Things Swimmers Can Be Thankful For 1) Teammates Your teammates are your family. Our tight-knit community bonds swimmers together across miles and years. Whether you’ve hung up the suit or continue the journey, your teammates and the experiences you’ve shared will last a lifetime. 2) Sunrises While the rest of the world sleeps, we swim. Over the course of our lifetime, […] November 24, 2016
  • When Is The Best Time To Swim? Swimming at any time of the day is better than not swimming at all. If you’re wondering when the best time to swim is, then you’re not alone. There are quite a number of different studies that suggest that training in the late afternoon or early evening is the best time for most people. The […] November 20, 2016
  • Weight Training Before Swimming? What’s The Right Order? Do your strength training first and then go swimming. Or is it the other way around? Does it matter in which order you do them, or is it irrelevant in terms of your training success? Is there a magic ratio of weight training to swimming that should be done? Does swimming before a dryland session […] November 20, 2016
  • How Yoga and Meditation Can Improve Your Swimming Performance As we approach a new year, you’re starting to set some big goals for the coming months. You have the motivation to train more than you ever have, and are equipping yourself with the right tools to be successful! That’s great, but what can you do to increase your competitive edge and give yourself the […] November 14, 2016
  • How To Get The Most Out of Your Swim Equipment If you have access to training equipment like fins, paddles, or a snorkel; you have an incredible opportunity to enhance your swim training. The biggest advantages of using equipment are the ability to mix up your training all while working on improving technique, efficiency, and increasing swimming strength. Sometimes it’s hard to know how or […] November 13, 2016
  • Which Is More Important: Sleep or Swimming? It’s 5:30am, the alarm goes off… and you don’t want to get out of bed! Why? You’re exhausted from life and the thought of jumping into a cold pool isn’t nearly as enticing as staying in bed. When you’re feeling super tired, is it better to get out of bed and hit the pool, or […] November 13, 2016
  • Building a Workout App for Apple Watch Creating experiences for the Apple Watch can be a really fun and rewarding experience, but there are definitely some challenges that come up when developing for a new platform. Specifically, writing workout apps for the Apple Watch can be a challenge when you consider the requirements of real-time data display, often-unavailable network, and the limited […] November 9, 2016