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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...

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High-Intensity Workout: Breaststroke With Medicine Balls

High-Intensity Workout: Breaststroke With Medicine Balls Here is a breaststroke specific set focused on developing power and consistent timing. Take a look at the set below and the description that follows: 3-4 Rounds: 8 x med ball throws against the wall; sitting w/ a lunge at the end of each t...

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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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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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What Happens To Your Body During Taper?

What Happens To Your Body During Taper? By J.P. Mortenson Taper is the time leading up to a big competition where swimmers decrease their training volume while increasing their rest in order to prepare their bodies to go best times. So what exactly happens to your body during taper that allows it to...

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How to Support A Swimmer After A Poor Race (Examples Included)

How to Support A Swimmer After A Poor Race (Examples Included) 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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Swim Poll of the Week: What is the Most Grueling Event in Swimming?

This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday, February 18, 2021, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: What is the most grueling event in swimming? It is the age old question that never goes unanswered: what is the most grueling event in swimming? Ma...

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The Fifth Stroke: Dolphin Kick Drills That Can Improve Performance

The Fifth Stroke: Dolphin Kick Drills That Can Improve Performance By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern In recent years, we have consistently watched the sport of swimming develop and grow as we discover ways to become faster. One of the biggest discoveries is the importance of dolphin k...