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LumaLanes Split Time Analysis: 50 SCM Freestyle Skins Races

Split Time for the 50 Short Course Meters Freestyle Skins races is sponsored by LumaLanes. Today we look at the  International Swimming League's (ISL) Skins races, specifically highlighting Caeleb Dressel and some of his male competitors he will most likely be facing off against in Las Vegas. First ...

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Why Commit Swimming Refunds Customers No Questions Asked

Courtesy of Commit Swimming. This post is part of a larger effort by Commit Swimming to be transparent around their business practices. This effort is designed to help entrepreneurs within the swimming community to find inspiration to make the sport better.  Today’s topic is cancellations and refu.....

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: When To Add Weight to Strength Training

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  Many are curious: when can we add weight to our strength training? There is actually no true age limit to when we can add weight to the training. The main factor, or safety check is to have a qualified perfo...

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Mental Training for Swimmers Made Simple (Finally)

When you think about your swimming and your goals it’s usually in terms of physical and measurable things… I wanna be faster than the competition… I wanna drop four seconds off my PB… I wanna be a faster underwater dolphin kicker… And while we direct our efforts at training harder and better each da...

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TritonWear Analytics Boost ZPC Amersfoort Performance

Dutch Treat Tom Rikhof is an early adapter. Early on the head coach of ZPC Amersfoort, one the Netherlands three major swim clubs next to national affiliated high performance centers Amsterdam (De Dolfijn) and Eindhoven (PSV), saw the merits of embracing the long term tracking benefits of TritonWear...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Shoulder Pain

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  Let’s face it, swimming is considered to be one of the healthiest sports to do, but we can also see and argue that there are a high level of cases of shoulder pain. Some swimmers are only feeling pain while swimm...

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LumaLanes Split Time Analysis: 400 SCM Freestyle World Record

Split Time for the 400 Short Course Meters Freestyle is sponsored by LumaLanes. Today we look at the 400 Short Course Meters Freestyle for women by analyzing the splits for Ariane Titmus’ World Record swim from World Champs in 2018 and comparing the race data to Wang Jianjiahe’s former World Record ...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Gripping

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  How to grip things is a highly overlooked topic, yet grip strength is correlated to faster sprint performance in youth swimmers. Additionally, a solid grip in the weight room might save us from shoulder injuries ...

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TritonWear: Better Swimming Through Technology, Data Driven Training

Trinidad and Tobago native Mark Rivas is a busy man. In addition to directing his own Team Rivas he is a coach with RWB Aquatic Academy and assistant coach at Hillview College in Tunapuna. In August he was one of four coaches for his country’s Goodwill Swim Team that competed in Suriname. For the la...

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Don’t Let Injury End Your Season

Injury happens. Sometimes it’s minor and other times quite significant. Perhaps you crash your bike and break your clavicle, get a gash & need stitches, or just get some bad road rash, each of which will keep you out of the pool.  Some athletes get persistent ear infections, often called “swimmers e...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: McGill 3 Core Exercises

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  In this tip of the week, we want to introduce the McGill 3 Core Exercises. These are considered to be among the healthiest options for our spines. The exercises include: The Curl-Up, Bird Dog, and Side Bridg...

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Tanya Hobbs Wins Creative Coaches Award For 'Tamales Set'

Swim MAC Carolina's Tanya Hobbs won the creative coaches award at the 2019 American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic in Dallas, Texas for the 'tamales set.' Coaches from around the world submit their ideas for innovative ways to make workouts more fun for athletes or work on various aspects...

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Megan Oesting Wins ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year

Megan Oesting of the Eastern Iowa Swim Federation was named as the ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year at the American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic in Dallas, Texas earlier this month. Oesting was announced as the winner among the ten finalists: Alex Carney, Nitro Swimming Juya Cho, Waveru...

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John Mattos Inducted into ASCA Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

Coach John Mattos was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier this month in Dallas, Texas. Two-time Olympian Amy Van Dyken introduced him. John Mattos graduated from Colorado State University in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He was an All-Americ...

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Kathy McKee Inducted into ASCA Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

Kathy McKee was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier this month in Dallas. She was introduced by David Gibson. SwimMAC Coach Kathy McKee guided pre-competitive swimmers all the way up to the national level – including swimmers named to the USA National Junior ...