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Improving Your Starts: Head Lift
Improving Your Starts: Head Lift
10/15/2019 | Starts
  Improving Your Starts: Head Lift talks about whether a swimmer should lift the head when leaving the starting block or not.  This is a controversial subject. Some coaches teach swimmers…
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Swimming Techniques for the Individual Medley
Swimming Techniques for the Individual Medley
10/08/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Turns
    It is important to learn the crossover transition to improve your technique in the individual medley.  Learning the Crossover Transition There are four Swimming Techniques for the Individual…
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Main Set of the Month for Lane 3  and Lane 4
Main Set of the Month for Lane 3 and Lane 4
10/08/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Turns
  This Set includes some race pace work and also gives you plenty of opportunities to work on turns and transitions. As a Masters swimmer, an Age Grouper, or a…
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Improve your Swimming Starts
Improve your Swimming Starts
10/01/2019 | Starts
A few weeks ago, in Lanes 2, 3 and 4, we released a video on how to Improve your Swimming Starts by increasing the kinetic energy of the arm motion…
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6 New Swimming Myths Debunked
6 New Swimming Myths Debunked
09/30/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
  Years ago, I wrote an article debunking 10 common myths that were being taught in the sport of swimming (revisited last week). Some of those myths are still being…
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The Race Club Main Set of the Month for Lane 1
The Race Club Main Set of the Month for Lane 1
09/23/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Turns
  Coach had a successful swimming career as a two-time captain and four-time All-Conference Honoree. Devin also served as the swim team’s representative for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee for…
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Main Set of the Month: September 2019
Main Set of the Month: September 2019
09/16/2019 | Butterfly Dryland Freestyle Strength Training
Gary Hall, Sr. is an American swimmer and coach, three-time Olympic medalist and former ten-time world record holder in butterfly, backstroke, individual medley, and freestyle. In 1976 Montreal Olympic games,…
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Ten Swimming Myths Debunked and Revisited
Ten Swimming Myths Debunked and Revisited
09/16/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Starts Turns
Ten Swimming Myths Debunked and Revisited. Years ago, I wrote an article debunking 10 of the most common myths I know of in the sport of swimming. Today, I want…
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The Race Club College Placement Camps
The Race Club College Placement Camps
09/03/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Dryland Freestyle Nutrition Starts Strength Training Turns
THE RACE CLUB COLLEGE PLACEMENT CAMP The task of selecting the best possible college for a high school swimmer can be daunting. Working your way through the many NCAA rules,…
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Virtual Coaching is a big hit at The Race Club
Virtual Coaching is a big hit at The Race Club
08/29/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Dryland Freestyle Nutrition Starts Strength Training Turns
Virtual Coaching is a big hit at The Race Club. To become the fastest swimmer possible, you will need help — a lot of it. Swimming fast is no longer…
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The Coupling Motions of the Start: The Arm Swing
The Coupling Motions of the Start: The Arm Swing
08/20/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
In previous Race Club articles, we have discussed the importance of the coupling motions in all four strokes and how significantly they can influence propulsion and a swimmer’s speed. The…
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A Great Pearl for Faster Freestyle Flip Turns
A Great Pearl for Faster Freestyle Flip Turns
08/01/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Turns
At The Race Club we pride ourselves in teaching all of our members to have fast turns in all strokes. They are just too important to not do well.  …
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