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An Inside Look at a Swimmer's Gear Bag
People ask me frequently what's in my mysterious mesh bag - the one full of my swim gear. Today I'm going to open it up for you and let you know what gear I use on a daily basis.
Swimming Sprints Does Not Translate
Swimming is unique compared to other cardio sports like running and cycling. Researchers looked at how sprints impacted swimmers and their performance times, compared to other sports.
Swimming with Fins: Training Aid or Cheating Aid?
Maybe you've seen people at the pool swimming with fins and thought they were cheating. Maybe they are! But fins come in all types and can be great training aids. Let's look through the models.
Swimming Goggles: Why You Need Them, How to Shop For Them
For a lot of beginners picking out the right pair of goggles can be daunting - which model, which features, and how to fit them all seems confusing. Here are my tips for finding the perfect pair.
The Swim Start: How to Create Explosiveness Off the Blocks
Getting a good start can make all the difference, especially in swimming where you have to break into the water, and especially in a sprint. Here are exercises you can do to improve your start.
Rehab Your Back Injury With Swimming, Not Surgery
When I was faced with back surgery, I used swimming instead to rehabilitate myself. I made a full recovery and research shows swimming is a great tool for back/spine injury rehab.
Taking Swimming to the Outback
Rachael Verdel saw a community in need in the Northern Territory of Australia. She decided to use swimming to empower the Aboriginal people, and especially their women and children.
Swim Like a SEAL: How to Do the Combat Side Stroke
Navy SEALs are powerful swimmers and masters of the combat side stroke. Maybe you want to become a SEAL or just be like one. Here are the details on how to perfect this useful, efficient stroke.
Why Swimming Is the Best Exercise For Pregnant Women
As a pregnant woman, what if you could relieve morning sickness and joint pain, and have a sense of well-being all because of one activity? Well, then it's time you try swimming.
I'm a Triathlete, I Don't Kick When I Swim
If you read the title of the article and agreed, I regret to say you're absolutely wrong. It is crucial to kick smart if you are going to be efficient in your swims. Here's the why and how of kicking.
Swimming May Be the Best Method of Recovery for All Athletes
New research shows improved performance and recovery ability when using swimming as active recovery. It might be the best way to recovery for the majority of hard-training athletes, not just swimmers.
4 Common Swimming Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Feeling like your swimming isn't very efficient? Here are the four most common mistakes I see in beginner/intermediate swimmers, and what you need to practice to create better swimming habits.
Swimming and the CrossFit Games: Why Is It Everyone's Weak Link?
4x CrossFit Games competitor Shana Alverson talks about the trauma of the swim component. How is it that swimming derails even the best of the best? And why is Shana calling herself out?
How to Swim Faster: It's All in Your Head
You want to swim faster, but your legs are too muscly and they weigh you down? Well, the REAL problem is in your head. No, you're not crazy, but your head position and technique may be.
Countdown to the Olympics: Swimming Through the Ages
As the Olympics approach let's look back at the evolution of swimming since the 1896 Games, and also what are the "must watch" events on the Olympic swimming event schedule.
5 CrossFit Exercises That Make You A Better Swimmer
As a CrossFitter and competitive swimmer, I have seen directly how CrossFit made me a better athlete and upped my swimming game. Here are my five favorite exercise to improve your swimming.
From Pool to Ocean: A Personal Account of My Brief Open Water Swim Career
A lifelong swimmer, I had always competed in the pool until I was enticed to try open water swimming. Read on to hear my tale of the literal ups and downs of learning to swim the open water!
8 Bridges, 120 Miles of Swimming, and 1 Determined Woman: Grace van der Byl
Can you imagine swimming 120 miles in 7 days? Grace van der Byl can. On June 25 she begins the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim. Find out who she is and how she trains and eats in preparation.
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