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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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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Mid-Distance Freestyle

This month focuses on exercises that may benefit the mid-distance swimmer.  The mid-distance swimmer needs to develop a high level of speed as well as endurance. He or she must work on both strength and power to meet the demands of mid-distance racing. Therefore, We’ve provided some exercises with t...

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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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How to Destroy Viruses and Keep Indoor Pool Air Safe

You have a beautiful indoor aquatics facility. But where are your swimmers? How do you safely welcome back athletes and leisure swimmers now that U.S. facilities are re-opening despite the continued threat of COVID-19 transmission? BioOx®, a 100 percent natural solution, scientifically proven to ful...

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How Self-Confidence Can Boost An Athlete's Performance

How Self-Confidence Can Boost An Athlete's Performance “Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing.” -Teddy Roosevelt Swimmers are some of the toughest competitors in the world. Even though they may look strong and muscular on the outside, often on the inside, ...

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IDEA Win Proves the X1-PRO by GMX7 and ROBRADY Is A Stroke of Genius

Adding to its growing list of honors, the X1-PRO garnered a prestigious 2020 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), one of the most sought-after awards in international design. In the category of sports, leisure, and recreation, the aquatic resistance training device won the bronze in recogni...

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8 Traits That Define An Excellent Swim Coach and Caring Professional

The Excellent Swim Coach Swimming is very much a sport of observation. Swimmers observe others' strokes underwater during practice and have a lot of time on deck during meets to watch the coach-swimmer dynamics surrounding us. I had 12 swim coaches in my 18 years of swimming. It's fun to go back and...

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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 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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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...