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How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective

How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective By Eleanor Martin, Swimming World Intern When COVID-19 shut down everything in mid-March, swimmers all over the globe were heartbroken. No more meets that athletes had been focusing on for the past six months, no more practices to leave it all i...

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Early Workouts of Katie Ledecky, a Distance Legend in Development

Early Workouts of Katie Ledecky, a Distance Legend in Development Before Katie Ledecky became an Olympian and captured the gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, her coach Yuri Suguiyama (now the head coach at Wisconsin) shared some of his pupil's workouts with Mi...

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Swimming World Workouts: Six Fun Sets to Try at Practice

Swimming World Workouts: Six Fun Sets to Try at Practice By Kelsey Mitchell, Swimming World College Intern. For every swimmer and coach, there is that one set they always love to come back to. Whether it be for the intense speed work, high yardage, or minute attention to technique, everyone's favori...

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Steve Roush Steps Down as ASCA CEO; National Search Open Immediately

The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) has announced the departure of Chief Executive Officer Steve Roush to pursue other personal interests. ASCA Board President Mike Kolebar commented, “Steve has done a tremendous job in these challenging and uncertain times of 2020. He has pledged his o...

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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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What to Say to A Swimmer After A Poor Swim (Examples Included)

What to Say to A Swimmer After A Poor Swim (From the Archive) By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Every swimmer has come to the wall at the end of a race and been unhappy with their swim. Whether they are sad or mad, whether there are tears or frustration, each swimmer turns to their coach ...

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3 Ways to Help Prevent Swimmer's Shoulder

3 Ways to Help Prevent Swimmer's Shoulder By Shunichi Fujishima, Swimming World College Intern. Research done by the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy suggests that one third of competitive swimmers experience what is known as Swimmer’s Shoulder, which is a term used to desc...

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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Distance Free

This article of "Dryside Training" focuses on specific exercises for individual strokes and race distances.  I believe it's beneficial to train your muscles and energy systems on land to help complement what's being done in the pool.  We also want to strengthen muscles that are frequently used to bu...

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How Yoga Breathing Can Boost Race Performance

By Madilyn Sindelar, Swimming World College Intern. Standing behind the blocks while swinging your arms and legs, sizing up your competitors and slapping your muscles are all a part of one's physical preparation for a race. Yet it can be challenging to find the right mental space when standing behin...

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Training Tip: The Importance of Distance Per Stroke

Training Tip: The Importance of Distance Per Stroke Swimming World will periodically bring you a topic that will be explored through drills and concepts to implement on a regular basis. While certain tips may be more appropriate for specific levels of swimming (club, high school, college, or masters...

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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Advanced Aquatic Resistance Training: How The GMX7 X1-PRO Works

How the GMX7 X1-PRO Works on a Biological Level The goal of all training is to improve our Swimming Machine biology. We want to send the signals to our muscles, blood vessels, heart and nerves that promote improvement which results in faster swimming. The better the training, the better the signal, ...