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5 Signs a Swimmer Has Taken Ownership of Their Sport

5 Signs a Swimmer Has Taken Ownership of Their Sport By Brad Jones One common trait that you will consistently see in successful senior level swimmers is that they have complete ownership of their swimming. Over my years of working with high school kids on the Bellingham Bay Swim Team, I’ve realized...

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Give These 5 Grueling Swim Sets a Go; Tell Us a Favorite

Give These 5 Grueling Swim Sets a Go; 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 die. A great swim set has to include th...

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Cutting Time: Tips For Improving Turns, Underwaters and Breakouts

Cutting Time: Tips For Improving Turns, Underwaters and Breakouts One of the easiest ways to drop time quickly is to improve your turns, underwaters and breakouts. Sloppy transitions can easily add time to a race. When you’re performing them well off every wall, those seconds add up quickly. But, it...

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Eddie Reese Discusses the Importance of Underwater Kicking

Eddie Reese Discusses the Importance of Underwater Kicking The recent interview of Eddie Reese, conducted by Brett Hawke on his eponymous podcast, keeps on giving. Originally a 90-minute interview on the Inside With Brett Hawke Podcast, Hawke has been gradually releasing smaller segments of his disc...

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The Benefits Of Attending a Swim Camp

The Benefits Of Attending a Swim Camp One opportunity that many swimmers can take advantage of is attending a swim camp. Participating in a camp can be a positive experience in a number of ways. Here are a few reasons to consider this option for your swimming. Make Connections With Swimmers Across t...

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8 Traits That Define An Excellent Swim Coach and Caring Professional

The Excellent Swim Coach Swimming is very much a sport of observation. Swimmers observe others' strokes underwater during practice and have a lot of time on deck during meets to watch the coach-swimmer dynamics surrounding us. I had 12 swim coaches in my 18 years of swimming. It's fun to go back and...

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Sleeping Smart To Benefit Your Swimming

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. Every swimmer knows that sleep is one of the best forms of recovery - but between homework, training, classes and the occasional social commitment, sleep often takes a backseat. What Happens When You Neglect Sleep? [caption id="attachment_336609" al...

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2021 ASCA Hall of Fame Honorees & Awards Banquet Winners

The 53rd annual ASCA World Clinic celebrated the efforts of swim coaches around the world in Orlando, FL this month. Many of those coaches were honored at the Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet, introduced by Jennifer LaMont. LaMont was named ASCA CEO this spring and is the first female to lead ASCA in i...

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Ray Looze Inducted into ASCA Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

Coaching phenomenon Ray Looze was recently inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was part of the annual ASCA World Clinic held this year in Orlando, Florida. Looze is most known for his role as head coach of Indiana University in Bloomington, In...

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What Does It Take To Have a Good Start?

What Does It Take To Have a Good Start? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the ISL matches have evidenced the importance of starting any event with an effective start. Nowadays, most coaches encourage their swimmers to pay attention to the little details that can help them drop their times, qualify for a N...

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Cyndi Gallagher Inducted into ASCA Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

Cyndi Gallagher was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the 2021 ASCA World Clinic last Thursday. This year, the annual clinic was hosted in Orlando, Florida from September 15th-18th, 2021. After being with the UCLA Bruins Women's Swim Team for thirty-one seasons,...

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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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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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6 Routes to a Better Flip Turn

6 Routes to a Better Flip Turn By Annie Grevers How many times have you been told to be quicker on your walls? Not 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 times ...

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Training Sets and Tips: Building Breaststroke Endurance

Training Sets and Tips: Building Breaststroke Endurance As Swimming World continues to bring a variety of training sets to its readership, a focus is placed on this archived piece on the breaststroke. This breaststroke endurance set is designed to work on driving forward in the stroke and finishing ...

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A Look at Past Training Sets of Olympic Champion Caeleb Dressel

A Look at Past Training Sets of Olympic Champion Caeleb Dressel Through the years, a consistent feature of Swimming World Magazine has been the highlighting of specific training programs and sets of various athletes, including the sport's elite performers. Today, we dip into the magazine vault and l...

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What You Should Know About Swimmer’s Shoulder

What You Should Know About Swimmer’s Shoulder By Lianne McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern (Archived Feature) We all know that swimmers are susceptible to shoulder injuries. Whether we have proper stroke mechanics or not, it can happen to anyone. Missy Franklin, to name one star, is an exa...