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Technique: The Effect Of Hand Paddles On Swimming Performance

Technique: The Effect Of Hand Paddles On Swimming Performance BY ROD HAVRILUK, Ph.D. Swimming with hand paddles is often promoted for benefiting strength, technique and swimming velocity, while also being criticized for causing shoulder pain. However, research shows that neither the commonly stated ...

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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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USRPT: How This 'Unconventional' Training Works

USRPT: How This 'Unconventional' Training Works Every athlete trains differently, and no one training regimen is the same for every athlete. This fact is especially true in the world of swimming. Over the course of the swimming's history, training has evolved through advancements in technology and a...

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Training Sets of the Past: How Dave Durden Trained Fred Bousquet

Training Sets of the Past: How Dave Durden Trained Fred Bousquet As the head man at the University of California-Berkeley, Dave Durden has established himself as one of the premier coaches in the world. In addition to guiding the Golden Bears to multiple NCAA titles, he has routinely sent his athlet...

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Swimming World Training Set: A 200 Freestyle-Focused Set

Swimming World Training Set: A 200 Freestyle-Focused Set This week's Training Set Of The Week features a three round 200 free set that includes fast 100 and 200 repeats and a broken 200. Take a look: 3 Times Through 300 free setup   3:45/4:00/4:15 3 x 100 free        1:05/1:10/1:15 :30 rest 200 free...

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A Look at Past Swim Sets From Legendary Texas Coach Eddie Reese

A Look at Past Swim Sets From Legendary Texas Coach Eddie Reese Today, Swimming World continues to offer past workouts that have appeared in the magazine to its readership. This time, we share several past workouts designed by legendary University of Texas coach Eddie Reese and shared with Michael J...

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Taper Time: Common Misconceptions When Tapering In Swimming

Taper Time: Common Misconceptions When Tapering For Swimming Reducing yardage, getting extra sleep, eating better, and getting faster: Every swimmer knows this combination as taper. Telling a swimmer that their taper is starting will make their day, I promise. They won't stop smiling. Although almos...

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6 Ways To Improve Your Flip Turn

6 Ways To Improve Your Flip Turn By Annie Grevers How many times have you been told to be quicker on your walls? Not to hesitate before flipping? Get your feet around faster? Probably quite a few times. Turns are not merely a fun accessory in swimming. They're a crucial part of our sport. How many t...

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Nutrition Corner: A Look At Salt Intake and Sports Performance

A Look At Salt Intake and Sports Performance The latest installment of Swimming World's monthly look at nutrition by Dawn Weatherwax focuses on sodium intake. SALT Table salt (sodium chloride) is a combination of two minerals: sodium and chloride. The body needs it to function. Without it, you would...

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A Q&A With Sierra Marlins Coach Tim McCormick

A Q&A With Sierra Marlins Coach Tim McCormick A swimmer since age 4 and now a coach, Tim McCormick is continuing to find success with his USA Swimming Gold Medal club, Sierra Marlins, located in Northern California. • California State University, Chico, 1987-91 • California State University, Bakersf...

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5 Ways to Stay On Your Mental Game This Season

By Natalia Kaczor With school having started for most students, this means that another swim season is just around the corner. A new season is a time for a fresh start, new goals and inspiring motivation. Although getting back into physical shape seems like one of the only ways to get on the right t...