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  • How to Train For Your First Triathlon Swim

    Swimming is often the most challenging of the 3 disciplines for new triathletes. Swimming technique is tough to master, and combined with the chaos of open water on race day, triathlon swims can feel pretty overwhelming. But they don’t have to be! Whether you’re training for a sprint, Olympic, a half Ironman or a full […]

    June 29, 2021
  • How to Break 1 Minute in the 100 Freestyle

    For many swimmers, breaking 1 minute in the 100 freestyle is a major milestone. Whether you want to swim a 59.99 (or faster!) 100 free at your next meet or just want to beat your lane mate to the wall in practice, you’ve come to the right place! No matter what your current 100 free […]

    June 22, 2021
  • How to Burn More Calories When You Swim

    If you’re trying to lose weight, swimming is one of the best workouts you can do. Sure, it may be low impact, but don’t let that fool you — you’ll still get a great workout and burn tons of calories! To help you maximize your calorie burn during each swim, we’re sharing our top 5 […]

    June 16, 2021
  • Track These 6 Metrics to Improve Your Swimming

    This post is sponsored by Garmin! Check out their new Forerunner 945 smartwatch for detailed analytics and tracking for pool and open water swims, plus tons of other fitness activities. If you want to get faster, it’s not enough to just show up to the pool each day and train hard. You have to measure […]

    June 15, 2021
  • How To Drop 1 Second in the 50 Freestyle

    The 50 freestyle is the shortest race on the typical swim meet roster, but don’t let that fool you. This quick race is a test of speed, power and efficiency. Whether you have your eye on a 50 freestyle win at your next swim meet or you simply want to swim faster during your workouts, […]

    June 10, 2021
  • Why Do Swimmers Eat So Much?

    If you swim, you’ve probably experienced that familiar hunger that sets in right after your workouts. Sometimes, you feel like you could eat everything in sight and still be hungry! You may have even baffled friends and family with how much you need to eat to maintain your training routine. We’re going to explain exactly […]

    June 8, 2021
  • How to Warm Up for a Swim Meet

    Ah, swim meet warm-up…the only time swimming could be considered a full-contact sport. While it’s true the warm-up pool at a swim meet can be a little chaotic sometimes, braving those busy waters is a must if you want to perform well on race day. Swim meets often span a full day (and often multiple […]

    June 1, 2021
  • How to Get Broad Swimmer Shoulders

    Beyond chlorine-fried hair and goggle tan lines, strong, broad shoulders are one of the most common signs you’re dealing with a swimmer! Those shoulders aren’t just for aesthetics, though. Building strength in your shoulders can help you move through the water with more power and can prevent painful overuse injuries. So, how do you get […]

    May 20, 2021
  • 5 Biggest Kicking Mistakes Swimmers Make

    Have trouble kicking while you swim? Whether you’re just starting to learn breaststroke kick or you want to perfect your dolphin kick, you’ve come to the right place! We’re sharing the 5 most common kicking mistakes and how to fix them, plus a few drills to try during your next workout! 1. Kicking Too Big […]

    May 18, 2021
  • 5 Worst Breathing Mistakes Swimmers Make

    This blog post is sponsored by Airofit! Get 10% off the Airofit Breathing Trainer with code MySwimPro10 > In swimming, breathing (or the lack thereof) plays an important role in your overall speed and efficiency. Whether you’re a beginner who is just starting to get comfortable in the water or you’re more advanced and want […]

    May 13, 2021