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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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Q&A With MIT Coach Meghan Sisson French

Q&A With MIT Coach Meghan Sisson French As the fifth female head swim and dive coach since 1997, Meghan Sisson French is continuing MIT’s winning aquatic tradition. • Springfield College (Mass.), B.S., applied sociology, 2012; MSW, 2015 • 4x member of Springfield team; NEWMAC champions, 2009, 2010 •...

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5 Grueling Swim Sets That Will Provide a Test; Tell Us a Favorite

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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Dryland Training: Helpful Exercises For Race Preparation

Dryland Training: Helpful Exercises For Race Preparation By J.R. Rosania In many parts of the country, clubs are preparing their swimmers to race. In the Southwest, where I’m from, swimmers are preparing the next several weeks for state, sectional and national-level competitions. In this month’s art...

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With a New Season Around the Corner, 5 Tips For a Successful Campaign

With a New Season Around the Corner, 5 Tips For a Successful Campaign Since new seasons will begin in September, there are endless opportunities for what a new season can offer. Although most swimmers enjoy their time off, they are excited to get back in the water. Here are five helpful tips for the...

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Coach Ben Titley on Periodization Training (Part II in Series)

Coach Ben Titley on Periodization Training (Part II in Series) Ben Titley is a disciple of Bill Sweetenham’s theories on periodization. In 2021, as head coach of the High Performance Center-Ontario, he worked closely with Penny Oleksiak and 10 other Canadian Olympians. For his efforts, he was named ...

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How They Train: The Workouts of MIT Standout Adam Janicki

How They Train: The Workouts of MIT Standout Adam Janicki A 2019 graduate of George Mason High School in Falls Church, Va., 6-5 Adam Janicki helped lead his Mustangs to the VHSL Class 2 state title. In the process, he set two individual state records in winning the 200 yard IM (1:51.64) and 100 back...

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USRPT: How This 'Unconventional' Training Works

USRPT: How This 'Unconventional' Training Works Every athlete trains differently, and no one training regimen is the same for every athlete. This fact is especially true in the world of swimming. Over the course of the swimming's history, training has evolved through advancements in technology and a...

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How Hand Paddles Can Help Improve Your Technique

How Hand Paddles Can Improve Your Technique By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern Hand paddles are a piece of equipment almost every swimmer has in their bag. They help with generating power, training the upper limbs and shoulders, and developing a better feel for the water. That’s why ...

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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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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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6 Things To Remember When Teaching Swim Lessons

By Connor Bailey, Swimming World College Intern Teachers. If you’re reading this, you probably know a few of them —- be they swimming inclined, or otherwise. And, depending on who you are, you either love to love them, or love to hate them. A few years ago, I became one. After about a decade of swim...

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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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The Benefits of Younger Swimmers Racing Every Event

The Benefits of Younger Swimmers Racing Every Event By Robert Griswold 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...

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Underwater Dolphin Kicking: 5 Scientific Technique Tips

Underwater Dolphin Kicking: 5 Scientific Technique Tips By Katie Wingert, Swimming World College Intern (From the Archive) Swimmers and coaches alike love to talk about the importance of the fifth stroke: underwater dolphin kicking. But it can be overwhelming at times to understand just how to impro...

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Dryland Training: The Summer Shift to Power and Speed

Dryland Training: The Summer Shift to Power and Speed Get Swimming World Magazine and Swimming World Biweekly FREE When You Become A Member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame New! 30 Day Membership to ISHOF AND Digital Swimming World Subscription for just $10 a month! Want more? Get a 1 Year...