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3 Ways You Can Improve Your Swimming Kick

3 Ways You Can Improve Your Swimming Kick By Wayne Goldsmith Wouldn't it be great if kick sets could be interesting, challenging, exciting and something every swimmer looked forward to doing at every workout? Well, they are and here are 3 Ways You Can Improve Your Swimming Kick 1. Stop Doing Slow Ki...

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Swimming Parents: 10 Ways They Can Help Out Coaches

Swimming Parents: 10 Ways They Can Help Out Coaches This article on swimming parents originally ran a few years ago, but the heart of the piece remains true and unchanged. Take a few minutes to read the insights below and reflect on what the author is saying. It could be helpful in generating harmon...

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Goldminds: Stop Thinking ... And Swim Faster!

Goldminds: Stop Thinking ... And Swim Faster! If you want to swim faster, do all your thinking in training so that when you race, you won’t need to “think”—everything will become automatic. A swimmer once asked me" “What should I be thinking about when I race”? I replied: “Nothing—or next to nothing...

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How to Become a Better Swimmer By Doing Nothing* (Sort Of)

Goldminds: How to Become a Better Swimmer By Doing Nothing* ******************************************** There’s an old saying about success: “The harder I work, the more successful I get.” Seems logical: I want to succeed, I want to improve. I want to swim faster…so...I work harder, I train more of...

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A Guide Toward Registering a Positive College Experience: How To Thrive

A Guide Toward Registering a Positive College Experience Learning to take ownership and responsibility for your swimming career is a big step toward ensuring your college swimming experience will be a positive and successful one. Here’s an essential guide for every swimmer wanting to survive—and thr...

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5 Grueling Swim Sets That Will Provide a Test

5 Grueling Swim Sets That Will Provide a Test; Tell Us a Favorite By Wayne Goldsmith Swim sets are like burgers. There's a lot of them in the world: Some are great, some are awful and some are just plain ordinary burgers. Here are 5 swim sets you have to try before you exit the sport. A great swim s...

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Swimming Doesn't Define You - These 8 Characteristics Do!

Wayne Goldsmith takes a look at some of the characteristics which define swimmers, such as hard work and being a great teammate. Who you are is not based on your swimming accomplishments. The qualities and capabilities you learn in training to be a swimmer help contribute to the person you are and w...

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Six Key Lessons From Coaching Legends That Should Be Adopted

By Wayne Goldsmith (On Coaching Legends) Through the years, Wayne Goldsmith has had the opportunity to attend and speak at some of the world's most prestigious and important swimming coaching conferences, including The Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Convention, the Amer...

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5 Hard Choices To Swim Successfully

By Wayne Goldsmith (From the Archive) So you want to swim successfully?  It's your choice!  It's as simple as swimming the Hard way! The Easy Way - Hard Way Concept: Want to know why good swimmers become great and great swimmers become unbeatable? Simple. Because they understand the "Easy Way - Hard...

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Kicking Practice: It's Time to Let Go.

By Wayne Goldsmith Kicking Practice: It's Time to Let Go. Every competitive swimmer, triathlete, Masters swimmer and fitness swimmer does some kind of kick set in their practices. There's sprint kick sets, endurance kick sets, kick sets with fins, kick sets without fins, kick sets using some form of...

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5 Things You Must Do If You Want to Fail at Swimming

Wayne Goldsmith There's a lot of swimming articles about how to be successful: bet you've never read one that will tell you 5 Things You Must Do If You Want to Fail at Swimming. There must be a lot of swimmers who prefer to fail than to succeed.....because in every squad, in every city, in every nat...

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Swim Parents: 10 Things They Don't Like to See From a Coach

Swimming Coaches & Parents We previously published piece in which clinician and author Wayne Goldsmith took a look at 10 things parents do that irritate coaches. Well, there is another side of that coin. Goldsmith also took a glance at things that coaches do that get to parents. Those points are emp...

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From High School to College Swimming: Tips To Make the Transition Easier

From High School to College Swimming: Tips To Make the Transition Easier Here’s what you need to know to make the transition from being a teenage sensation to becoming a college swimming star. All the hard work, the early mornings, the tough dryland sessions and the long workouts have all paid off—a...

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10 Swimming Coaching Approaches That Don't Make Sense

10 Swimming Coaching Approaches That Don't Make Sense Originally posted August 12, 2015 Like all sports and all industries, swimming has its fair share of myths, routines, habits, practices and rituals which everyone does...but that doesn't necessarily make them right. Swimming coaching can be a gam...

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The Main Set: A Revolution in Swimming Workouts

By Wayne Goldsmith. 20 x 100 on 1:45 16 x 200 on 2:30 40 x 50 on 1:00 6 x 400 on 6:15 Anyone who's had any involvement with the sport of swimming would be familiar with the concept of a Main Set. Those combinations of repeats and rest times (intervals) that are the focus - the emphasis of all swimmi...

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Workouts Don't Matter...If...

Workouts Don't Matter. All this stuff about volume, intensity, frequency, heart rates, lactate, speed, power, endurance...it's doesn't really matter. None of it. Coaches spend hours and hours pondering, "do we 6 x 200 or 7", "should we hold 1:40 or 1:35 on this set", "should this kick set be 600 met...

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Swim Training: How Much Should We Be Doing?

Swim Training: How Much Should We Be Doing? By Wayne Goldsmith Introduction: I've had numerous poolside conversations, attended over 50 hours of lectures and workshops at major swimming conventions in the U.S., Australia and Great Britain, enjoyed many, many long phone calls and SKYPE calls, had cou...

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Wayne Goldsmith: How To Handle The World's Dumbest Swimming Workout

Wayne Goldsmith: How To Handle The World's Dumbest Swimming Workout How many articles, blog posts, magazine features and text books have you read about swimming workouts? How many web articles have you seen that start with something like "The 10 best speed workouts" or "The best ever distance workou...