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How to Swim Faster Using New Technology
How to Swim Faster Using New Technology
12/11/2018 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
The Pressure Meter Swimming faster involves the right training and technique. Both are important. Whether we recognize it yet or not, we live in a sport where details matter. If…
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The New Breaststroke
The New Breaststroke
12/05/2018 | Breaststroke
I love watching Adam Peaty and Lilly King do the swimming technique breaststroke . It is the new breaststroke. You might call it a high octane breaststroke, as it is…
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The Proof of Coupling Motions
The Proof of Coupling Motions
11/29/2018 | Starts
For several years I have written many Aqua Notes at The Race Club pertaining to coupling. I have come to believe that coupling motions are extremely important in swimming all…
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The Swimming Spin Turn for Butterfly and Breaststroke
The Swimming Spin Turn for Butterfly and Breaststroke
11/13/2018 | Breaststroke Butterfly Turns
When it comes to doing the fastest open turns, another law of physics (besides Newton’s Laws of Motion) comes into play. It is called the Law of Conservation of Energy.…
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Ten Ways to Make Swimming a Bigger and Better Sport
Ten Ways to Make Swimming a Bigger and Better Sport
11/06/2018 |
Part II In 1996, shortly after the Olympic Games of Atlanta, I wrote an article that was published in Swimming World Magazine with same title as this one. In case…
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How to Kick Start Your Race
How to Kick Start Your Race
10/30/2018 | Starts
Of the ten swimming points we teach at The Race Club for a better swim start, the kick up of the back leg is perhaps the most powerful and under-utilized…
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Pulling Correctly in Backstroke
Pulling Correctly in Backstroke
10/23/2018 | Backstroke
One of the most common mistakes in technique that we see in all strokes is in the pulling motion of backstroke. Part of the reason for this technical error is…
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Teaching and Learning Fundamentals: Begin with Streamline
Teaching and Learning Fundamentals: Begin with Streamline
10/17/2018 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Starts Turns
I am often asked how relatively important technique is in the sport of swimming compared to training. I believe they are equally important. Without good technique, a swimmer creates a…
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How to Position Yourself for a Better Swim Start
How to Position Yourself for a Better Swim Start
10/09/2018 | Starts
This week in Lanes 2, 3, and 4 on our subscription service you can witness in slow motion one of the most impressive swim starts you will ever see, that…
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Technology in Swimming Part II
Technology in Swimming Part II
10/02/2018 |
While technology is extremely important to the advancement and progress of swimming, we need to be very careful about how we use this new information. If the tests are not…
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Two New Ways to Improve your Swimming Dolphin Kick
Two New Ways to Improve your Swimming Dolphin Kick
09/20/2018 | Butterfly
Kelsi Worrell has a very fast swimming dolphin kick. After studying her Velocity Meter recently, I now understand why. While kicking on the stomach, poor dolphin kickers will have just…
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Which Comes First, the Smile or the Fast Swim?
Which Comes First, the Smile or the Fast Swim?
09/12/2018 |
A fast swim by either male or female swimmers will nearly always result in a big smile. It should. A tremendous amount of work, thought, and time went into that…
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