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What is Overtraining Syndrome? A Glance At An Overlooked Illness

What is Overtraining Syndrome? A Glance At An Overlooked Illness Overtraining syndrome is a condition where an athlete deals with declining performances and overall fatigue in their sport, despite continued or increased training. The name of the game in the sport of swimming is hard work and perseve...

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5 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Swimming Performance

5 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Swimming Performance By Kayla Riemensperger Weight training is often a highly debated topic in the world of swimming. While there is no clear-cut right or wrong answer to whether or not weights are beneficial for developing swimmers, many year-round programs ...

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The Starting Line: Nutrition vs. Sports Nutrition

The Starting Line: Nutrition vs. Sports Nutrition By Dawn Weatherwax, RD,LD,ATC,CSCS Nutrition vs. Sports Nutrition All of the probing and poking around in the realms of nutrition and physiology has resulted in a science that combines the best knowledge from both arenas. Good nutrition is essential ...

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5 Grueling Swim Sets That Will Provide a Test

5 Grueling Swim Sets That Will Provide a Test; 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 exit the sport. A great swim s...

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6 Ways To Make Something Out Of a Bad Swim Practice

By J.P. Mortenson, Swimming World College Intern. As swimmers, we all have days when we show up to practice and are completely fatigued before even getting in the water. Days when making even the warm up interval is a struggle, your body just can’t do what you want it to, and you feel like you aren’...

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A Taste of Everything: Why Younger Swimmers Should Race Every Event

A Taste of Everything: Why Younger Swimmers Should Race Every Event In swimming, the topic of specialization of young athletes is often contentious and controversial. At the beginning of my career, I was extremely fortunate to grow up and participate in a program that put an emphasis on doing all di...

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Special Sets: A Look At the Training of Stanford Recruit Lucy Bell

Special Sets: A Look At the Training of Stanford Recruit Lucy Bell This month’s “Special Sets” features Fort Collins Swim Team swimmer, Lucy Bell, coached by Mike Novell. The Fossil Ridge High School prep star, who has committed to Stanford this fall, is Colorado’s top-ranked female recruit in the C...

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Fun and Effective Kickboard Exercises to Enhance Your Swimming

Fun and Effective Kickboard Exercises to Enhance your Swimming Kickboard exercises are a fun way to improve your swimming skills, as well as your strength and endurance in the water as a whole. At first glance, swimmers may get the impression that the only way to use kickboards is for traditional ki...

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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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Training Options: A Short Sprint Set to Build Power and Tempo

Training Options: A Short Sprint Set to Build Power and Tempo In this latest Swimming World training set, we offer a short sprint set to develop power and tempo while keeping a long and efficient stroke. Take a look at the set and the description below: 2 Rounds: 4 x 50s as 25 straight arm ...

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Strength Training For Age Groupers: Yes or No?

Strength Training For Age Groupers: Yes or No? Some years ago, a rookie Middle Atlantic coach took his middle and high school swim teams to the weight room. There he introduced fundamental dryland and some machine-based resistance work. “The first day with the machines was a disaster and all my faul...

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5 Signs a Swimmer Has Taken Ownership of Their Sport

5 Signs a Swimmer Has Taken Ownership of Their Sport (Archive) 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’v...

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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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Try This Training Set: Developing Backstroke Underwaters

Try This Training Set: Developing Backstroke Underwaters Welcome to Swimming World’s Set Of The Week! This week’s set is a backstroke set designed to focus on controlling and maintaining underwater kicks in your race. Take a look at the set and its description below: 5 Rounds: :10 all-out v...