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  • How to Use the Vasa Trainer Pro to Swim Faster

    Practice makes perfect when it comes to improving your stroke technique or enhancing your speed, and that usually means you need to be in the water quite a bit. But what if you can’t make it to the pool as frequently as you’d like? Thankfully, there’s a solution: the Vasa Trainer! Get your own Vasa […]

    July 2, 2020
  • Hip Stretch for Swimmers

    If you’ve increased your dryland training recently, you might notice that your hips have become pretty tight. Tight hips can have numerous negative effects on your body: Can affect your posture Can cause improper form in dryland exercises Can cause ongoing pain if not addressed It’s important to be diligent about mobility work to ensure […]

    July 2, 2020
  • July 2020 Swim & Strength Challenges

    Whether you’re back in the pool or sticking with at-home dryland workouts, we have a fitness challenge for you! Starting July 1, compete against fellow swimmers in our July Swim Challenge or July Strength Challenge! To complete the July Swim Challenge, log at least 8 hours of swimming in the MySwimPro app by July 31. […]

    June 29, 2020
  • How to Swim Straight in Open Water

    A major difference between swimming in a pool and swimming in open water is visibility. In a pool, it’s easy to swim in a straight line because the water is clear, you can see the bottom and you likely have lane lines to help you stay on track. In open water, you don’t have any […]

    June 29, 2020
  • Shoulder Stretch for Swimmers

    Nearly every swimmer has struggled with shoulder pain or injury which, in some cases, can keep you out of the water for weeks at a time. The key to preventing shoulder injury is consistent shoulder strength and mobility work. Today we’re sharing a classic shoulder stretch to try after your swim or dryland workouts! Technique […]

    June 25, 2020
  • Join a Virtual Swim Race this Summer!

    With swim meets and open water races canceled for the foreseeable future, many swimmers are feeling discouraged without an event to train for. If you’re struggling to stay motivated, Global Swim Series has the perfect solution: a virtual swim race! This virtual race runs from June 16-30, 2020 and is a fun, inexpensive way to […]

    June 16, 2020
  • How to Do Hip Bridges

    The hip bridge should be in every swimmer’s dryland training arsenal. It’s a low impact exercise that strengthens the core and glutes, stabilizes the low back and addresses common muscle imbalances and weaknesses that can cause injury. While the hip bridge might seem like an easy exercise, many swimmers perform it incorrectly, minimizing the benefits […]

    June 11, 2020
  • How to Safely Swim in Cold Open Water

    In this guest blog, MySwimPro Ambassador Michelle Rogalski shares tips for swimming in cold water. An avid open water swimmer based in Michigan, USA, Michelle has been swimming in the chilly lakes in her area while her pool is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic radically transformed how everyone on this planet […]

    June 8, 2020
  • Hip & Quad Stretch for Swimmers

    Hip mobility is important for a variety of reasons, both in the pool and in your daily life. Tight hips impede proper muscular function, leading to imbalances and improper form in both swimming and dryland exercises. A lack of hip flexibility can also contribute to poor posture and lower back pain. Proper hip mobility helps […]

    June 5, 2020
  • The Best Way to Track Open Water Swims with the Apple Watch

    If you have an Apple Watch you know: If you didn’t track your swim, it feels like it doesn’t count!  When it comes to open water swimming, using a smartwatch with accurate time and distance tracking ensures you get the most out of your workout. Whether you are an avid open water swimmer or a […]

    June 3, 2020