Swimming is a Team Sport


Gary Hall Sr. tells the Race Club campers the story of the 1976 Men’s US Olympic Swim Team. The greatest performance from any US Olympic Team in history at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Have you ever experienced swimming as a team sport? Read more

Interview with Mike Bottom (Part 1)

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Mike Bottom discusses coaching the University of Michigan Men’s swim team and the bread and butter of USA Swimming with Gary Hall Sr in the Florida Keys. (Part 1 of 2)

The Mental Edge with Dr. Harold Solomon (Episode 1)


Dr. Harold Solomon, a New York state board certified Psychotherapist discusses his research with Dr. Gary Hall Sr. They discuss Athlete Psychosis Syndrome (APS) and how it has affected mega athletes such as Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants and Wilt Chamberlin. Read more

Secret Video Tip – Muscle Cramp

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In this video we talk about one of the strangest phenomenon ever, a muscle cramp. This can be very disconcerting to a swimmer or any athlete. When a muscle cramp occurs whether it’s in practice or in a race, it usually means the end. And it’s a very painful and debilitating experience. So question is “Why do they occur?”. Read more

Secret Tip: Overheating in Swimming

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In this video we talk about overheating in swimming.  The mechanisms of cooling a swimmer is different than it is a runner or a cycler. When you’re in air, we cool our bodies through evaporation, we sweat and as that sweat evaporates it cools the body.  That is the mechanism we have to reduce the body core temperature. Read more

Interview: Tom Newman

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Gary Hall Sr interviews Tom Newman from New York’s Ashpalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) at the Race Club Camp in the Florida Keys.

SecretTip: Breathing Patterns


In this video, we talk about oxygen, the most important nutrient and one that we often overlook. The fact is, without oxygen we can’t live for more than 7 or 8 minutes. And with oxygen it helps us to produce one of the most vital fuels for our muscles called ATP. We can produce ATP in our bodies without oxygen but we don’t produce it nearly as efficiently. When we have oxygen versus not having oxygen we produce 15x more ATP and we don’t produce a byproduct which is called lactic acid which slows us down.  How can we develop breathing patterns to get enough oxygen? Read more

The Forum Camp Master Swimmers

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Elite level and World Record holding Master Swimmers from an internet forum came together for a Race Club camp November 2-4, 2010 in Islamorada, Florida. This video showcases different fundamental drills we teach that decrease drag, make more efficient motion and increase velocity (inertia) in Freestyle. Thanks to all the campers for their participation, we had a great time and look forward to seeing them swim fast!

Race Club Fiji Circuit Training

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Circuit Training with the athletes of the Race Club Fiji.

Ozzie Quevedo

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Footage of Venezuelan Olympian Ozzie Quevedo from the Fundamentals of Fast Swimming DVD.