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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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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, ...

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Workouts From the Vault: A Look at Some Past Eddie Reese Sets

Workouts From the Vault: A Look at Some Past Eddie Reese Sets 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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5 Ways to Transform Your Breaststroke (Featuring Drills)

5 Ways to Transform Your Breaststroke (Featuring Drills) By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer and Lifelong Breaststroker Republished from the Swimming World archive There are many variations of breaststroke: the turtle, the dart, the deep sea diver, the frat boy (arms only), the inch worm, ...

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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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Coach Bruce Gemmell Offers Sets to Aid Return From COVID-19 Hiatus

Coach Bruce Gemmell Offers Sets to Aid Return From COVID-19 Hiatus (Based on Michael J. Stott's feature in the June 2020 issue of Swimming World Magazine) In our latest attempt to provide the Swimming World readership with training sets from some of the most-decorated coaches and athletes around the...

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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...

5 Things Coaches Should Know About Recruiting in a Virtual World

5 Things Coaches Should Know About Recruiting in a Virtual World A swarm of butterflies flutters through your stomach and your heart races. You tap on your spiral notebook and scan your checklist one last time. Why are you so nervous? You’ve done your research and more importantly, no one can see yo...

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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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So You Had a Bad Race...4 Ways to Handle the Situation

So you had a bad race or two. Or three. Or four. Or maybe even a lot more. You can cry, you can mope, you can let one bad race affect the rest of the meet or the rest of your season. Or you can learn how to bounce back from a bad race to make yourself a more successful swimmer. Here are four steps t...

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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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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...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of May 25th

This week Fitter and Faster will have more FREE LIVE broadcasts!  Below is the FFT Live schedule or on this page you can read about and sign up for ALL of this week's live broadcasts in one place. (You can also bookmark the page FitterAndFaster.com/LIVE  to always stay up-to-date on upcomi...

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How to Get Your Pool Opened Back Up

PRESENTING A PLAN TO GET YOUR POOL OPEN AND YOUR TEAM BACK IN THE WATER Date & Time: Monday May 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm EST Suggested Audience: Team board members, Coaches, Facility Directors, Aquatics Directors and everyone else interested in helping to get swimmers back in the water. Register now Thro...