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Top Ten USA Age Group Coaches Of The Year for 2021

The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) and Fitter and Faster are pleased to announced the TOP 10 AGE GROUP COACHES OF THE YEAR FOR 2021. These coaches will be honored at the 2021 ASCA World Clinic Award Banquet on September 16 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.  The Fitter and Faster/AS...

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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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A Professional Trainer's View on Dryland Workouts

A Professional Trainer's View on Dryland Workouts Swimming may be a water sport, but working out on land is still an essential part of any swimmer's training. When doing dryland training, it’s important that swimmers are focusing on the right aspects of strength and conditioning. According to a stud...

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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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A Look at Past Training Sets of Distance Ace Erica Sullivan

A Look at the Training Sets of Distance Ace Erica Sullivan One of the feel-good stories of the United States Olympic Trials was the qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo by Erica Sullivan in the 1500-meter freestyle. Representing the Sandpipers of Nevada, Sullivan put together a career-best p...

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5 Swim Sets You Have to Try Before You Die; Tell Us Your Favorite

5 Swim Sets You Have to Try Before You Die; Tell Us Your 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 i...

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Creative Ways to Shake Up Your Summer Training

By McKenna Ehrmantraut, Swimming World College Intern.  As the school year begins to wind down, most people are packing up to go to the beach - but not swimmers! They are getting ready for endless double practices, knee skin tan lines and nap time. While sun burns and sore muscles are inevitable, mi...

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In-Person ASCA World Clinic Is On! Sept. 14-18 in Orlando

In-Person ASCA World Clinic Is On! Sept. 14-18 in Orlando The American Swimming Coaches Association is excited to announce the 2021 World Clinic--the premier convention and trade show for the swimming community--will be held live and in person September 14-18 at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida....

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A Look at the Training Sets of World-Record Holder Caeleb Dressel

A Specific Look at the Training of World-Record Holder 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...

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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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Kickboxing: The Best Kept Training Secret for Swimmers

By Michaela Morrison If you're in between seasons or looking for an alternate dryland program, take a moment to consider adding kickboxing to your training regimen. What is kickboxing? At its core, kickboxing is a cardio sport with the intent of working your whole body. Sound familiar? There is an e...

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Title IX's New Watershed Moment for Women in Sports

Title IX's New Watershed Moment for Women in Sports By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern On June 23rd, 1972, a law famously known as Title IX went into effect, prohibiting sex discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funding. From an athletics point of view, the intent...