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Guest editorial by Jack Simon, American Swimming Coaches of America Hall of Fame member, Past President of ASCA

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 17. LET me start by thanking Coach John Mason for introducing me to Concept2 Rowing way back in 1990. Off and on, where the opportunity presented itself, I found I really loved this form of exercise. However, not until I moved to Jalisco, Mexico, to

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2013worldsspeedo Bob Bowman

OAK BROOK, Illinois, April 14. DON'T miss out on the opportunity to expand your education! Make plans now to attend the Central States Swim Clinic at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, Ill., on May 17 and 18! The pre-registration deadline is May 5.

Likewise, in order to receive special clinic hotel rates, reser

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Hands Behind Back Mobility

SANTA CLARA, California, April 13. SWIMMERS with shoulder rotation deficits often come from shoulder musculature imbalances. The hands behind back exercise can restore shoulder internal rotation through active motion.

Directions: In the push-up position with your feet wide, bring one hand slowly to your lower body. While doing this, keep your body still. Repeat for 20 repetitions.

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Kevin Cordes

By Christian Hanselmann

We all watched the NCAA Championships last month. We all know about the disqualifications. We know about the records. We know about the intense team races that took place. The speed on display the past two weekends was awe-inspiring.

With all that in mind, I re-watched the meets for the take-home messages from NCAAs. These are more subtle and more i

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Pursley Pep Talks

Swimming World will publish a collection of coaching perspectives written by Alabama head swimming coach Dennis Pursley. This is the 12th installment of a series that will be rolled out throughout the coming months.

PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE
Pressure--we have all experienced it. Do we welcome it, or do we dread it? The answer to that question will likely have a lot to do with our p

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March Madness

NCAA Championship editorial coverage is proudly sponsored by Competitor Swim. Visit CompetitorSwim.com for more information on our sponsor. For all the latest coverage, check out our event coverage page. Also, make sure to che

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Peter Bick

NCAA Championship editorial coverage is proudly sponsored by Competitor Swim. Visit CompetitorSwim.com for more information on our sponsor. For all the latest coverage, check out our event coverage page. Also, make sure to che

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Don Swartz

For complete coverage of the NCSA Junior Nationals, including on-demand videos and recaps and live stream players, make sure to check out our event coverage page. Also, make sure to check out our

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Pursley Pep Talks

Swimming World will publish a collection of coaching perspectives written by Alabama head swimming coach Dennis Pursley. This is the 11th installment of a series that will be rolled out throughout the coming months.

NO EXCUSES
Why is it that most champions will usually accept full responsibility for their unsuccessful performances, while some others will typically play the blame g

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George Bovell

GAINESVILLE, Georgia, March 14. SPLASH Aquatic Club, a rising age group team about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, got a big dose of Olympic experience last week when George Bovell arrived to swim with the team's top sprinters and provide a clinic for athletes in the Atlanta area.

Bovell, who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 200 IM in 2004 and was in the 50 free final in the 2012 Lon

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2013worldsspeedo Bob Bowman

Make your plans now to attend the Central States Swim Clinic at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, IL on May 17-18! The pre-registration deadline is May 5. Likewise, in order to receive special clinic hotel rates, reservations must be made by May 5. Call (630) 573-8555 to do so or book online through our website

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Ryan Lochte Turn It Up

By Christian Hanselmann

Swimming is a unique sport. It has very few similarities with other sports. Swimmers train for hours every day, smell like chlorine all day long, and sacrifice social activities for sleep. And, all of this to improve a time by tenths and even hundredths of seconds.

How do swimmers maintain motivation?

First of all, it is not solely the job of the swim

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Jacob Molacek Glide Redacted

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, March 4. THERE have been a lot of questions generated regarding Jacob Molacek's national high school record of 52.92, with some believing that there might be some underwater dolphin kicking going on. Check out our race footage article to see the comments yourself.

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Jacob Molacek

OMAHA, Nebraska, March 4. JUST a day after his national high school record swim went viral on Swimming World's Facebook page, drawing world-record level views, we're back to take a deeper look at Creighton Prep's Jacob Molacek. We spoke with his coach Tom Beck of Greater Omaha Aquatics and Creigh

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STANFORD, California, February 26. THE Women in Coaching Clinic has announced their speaker lineup for the annual Spring Clinic hosted at the Stanford Campus Recreational Sports Complex on Stanford Campus on April 12th, 2014.

The Women in Coaching Clinic organizers are pleased to announce this year's speakers, including Keynote Speaker, Pam Swander! Swander is the North Region Manage

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Pursley Pep Talks

Swimming World will publish a collection of coaching perspectives written by Alabama head swimming coach Dennis Pursley. This is the 10th installment of a series that will be rolled out throughout the coming months.

MENTAL TOUGHNESS IS A HABIT
There is little dispute that mental toughness is a key component of competitive success. Sometimes, however, we make the mistake of assumin

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TRX Streamline

PHOENIX, Arizona, February 18. KATIE Shannahan, a Phoenix High school All-American junior, demonstrates a TRX streamline push off as coached by JR Rosania.

Katie used this exercise to recently win the 200 fly at the Phoenix Invitational in 2:02.59. The TRX movement provides more power off the walls for greater distance underwater. Complete 4 sets of 8 reps.

JR Rosania is a monthly contr

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2014 Legends of Texas Clinic

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, February 14. THE 2014 Legends of Texas Clinic, sponsored by ASCA, will be April 11, 12, 7 13 in Houston, Texas.

Clinic Schedule
8 AM -- 4 PM Level 3 Physiology of Training Course
John Leonard, ASCA

5 PM -- 6 PM Keynote: The Art of Selling the Sport of Swimming to Parents and Athletes
John Leonard, ASCA

6:15 PM -- 7:15 PM What are the Com

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Victoria Toris

PHOENIX, Arizona, February 11. ARIZONA high school Female Swimmer of the Year in Division I Victoria Toris, shows off a fun way to improve a swimmer's feel for flip turns and streamlines off the wall in this latest dryland drill from JR Rosania.

Rosania, of JR HealthPlex, says that this exercise gives the swimmer an impression of the freestyle turn and streamline push off the wall.

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Pursley Pep Talks

Swimming World will publish a collection of coaching perspectives written by Alabama head swimming coach Dennis Pursley. This is the ninth installment of a series that will be rolled out throughout the coming months.

LITTLE THINGS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
We have often heard it said, Little things make a big difference, and there is much truth to this statement in sport. Technical ef

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Single Arm Band Row



SANTA CLARA, California, February 5. THE single arm band row is a great exercise for the mid back. It's also a great substitute for the bent over barbell row - for those of you who can't perform this exercise. The single arm band row is a compound movement that builds mid back musculature, while also addressing the posterior shoulder and biceps.

Directions: Wrap the re

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Cesar Cielo Working Out

By Deniz Hekmati, BS, NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

When constructing a strength training program for swimmers, or any other athletes, it is imperative to establish the goals in the weight room for the entire season and for the separate workouts. When this has been instituted, the next step would be to figure out where to optimally put the workouts for the benefi

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2013santaclara Natalie Coughlin

BERKELEY, California, January 22. OLYMPIC superstar Natalie Coughlin shows off her hotel workout skills in a video on behalf of TRX Training. She did the workout in her hotel before gracing the Golden Goggles.

It's an impressive near-5:00 video from the 12-time Olympic medalist, during which she shows off her five favorite exercises with her travel equipment.

She shows off the 3

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