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Sprint Swim Training: Power
Sprint Swim Training: Power
06/25/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Strength Training
In swimming, we are focused on velocity. Our objective is to swim the desired distance in the least amount of time, and thus achieving a high average velocity for the…
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How to Determine your Ideal Stroke Rate
How to Determine your Ideal Stroke Rate
06/21/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
The velocity of a swimmer in any stroke is determine by the swimmer’s stroke rate (SR) multiplied by the swimmer’s distance per stroke (SR x DPS). They both count equally…
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The 1976 Summer Olympic Games of Montreal - Part 3
The 1976 Summer Olympic Games of Montreal - Part 3
06/11/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Starts Strength Training
The 1976 Summer Olympic Games of Montreal  Part III: The flag and the broom  On the morning of July 18, 1976, one day after the Opening Ceremony, our three men’s…
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Main Set of the Month: June 2019
Main Set of the Month: June 2019
06/04/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
This Main Set of the Month is brought to you by Troy Marcikic our new coach based out of Coronado! Troy grew up a soccer player and he switched to…
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The Summer Olympic Games of 1976 - Part 2
The Summer Olympic Games of 1976 - Part 2
06/04/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Starts Turns
The 1976 Summer Olympic Games of Montreal Part II: Olympic Swimming Training Camp To train the men’s swimmers for the 1976 Olympic Games of Montreal, the Team USA coaches wanted…
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The Summer Olympic Games of 1976 - Part 1
The Summer Olympic Games of 1976 - Part 1
05/28/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle Starts Turns
The 1976 Summer Olympic Games of Montreal  Part I: The Assembly of the Olympic Team The 1976 Olympic Games of Montreal, Canada, produced two of the most fascinating stories in…
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The Most Transformative Swim Drill
The Most Transformative Swim Drill
05/15/2019 | Freestyle
This week, in Lanes 2-4, we feature my favorite drill, the six kick, one stroke drill using fins and a low-octane or bent-arm recovery. We use this drill in every…
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Mental Toughness: The Mike Burton Story
Mental Toughness: The Mike Burton Story
05/09/2019 |
At The Race Club we try to help swimmers become mentally tougher. Mental toughness is necessary to become a swimming champion, as it is in any sport. Some are born…
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Main Set of the Month: May 2019
Main Set of the Month: May 2019
05/07/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
I want to thank Olympian Jeremy Linn for helping me with this set. For those of you that don’t remember Jeremy, he held NCAA D1 records in the 100 and…
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Vertical Arm Recovery in Butterfly
Vertical Arm Recovery in Butterfly
04/30/2019 | Butterfly
Recently, I wrote an article on the benefits of a more vertical arm recovery in butterfly, pointing to the techniques used by Rikako Ikee of Japan and Laszlo Cseh of…
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Goosebumps Moments in Sports
Goosebumps Moments in Sports
04/23/2019 |
As swimmers, parents or coaches, we all have our goosebumps moments in sports; moments when we are overtaken with pride and elation over having accomplished something or having witnessed something…
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Main Set of the Month: April 2019
Main Set of the Month: April 2019
04/10/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
This is a set that I borrowed from Mike Bottom, Head Coach of the University of Michigan and former Head Coach of The Race Club.  The goal of this anaerobic…
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