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Physiology for Swimmers, Coaches and Parents - Part III Muscle Composition
Physiology for Swimmers, Coaches and Parents - Part III Muscle Composition
03/12/2019 | Strength Training
Whether we turn out to be a better sprinter or endurance athlete is largely determined by the composition of our muscle fibers. There are three types of fibers; slow-twitch (type…
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Improving your Swimming Race Starts off the Blocks
Improving your Swimming Race Starts off the Blocks
03/05/2019 | Starts
The Three Techniques of a Clean Entry for Swimming Race Starts  When a swimmer’s hands first strike the water on the swimming start, the speed of the swimmer will never reach anywhere…
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Butterfly Stroke: Why I like Rikako Ikee’s Butterfly Technique
Butterfly Stroke: Why I like Rikako Ikee’s Butterfly Technique
02/26/2019 | Butterfly
Rikako Ikee has already proven to be one of the fastest women butterfly swimming competitors in the world. Watching Rikako  swimming butterfly, you will see that she has very high recovering arms…
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Main Set of the Month: February 2019
Main Set of the Month: February 2019
02/26/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
This is set that was introduced to me by Coley Stickels, Assistant Head Coach at Indiana University. The set is based upon a German study on cyclists, not swimmers, but…
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Gold Member List - Winter/Spring Season (Jan-April)
Gold Member List - Winter/Spring Season (Jan-April)
02/18/2019 |
  Congratulations to our Race Club Family for achieving their goal times! We always stress the importance of goal setting, but its even more incredible to make those goals. It…
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Peak Performance Sports Psychology Mental Toughness: Are you Anchoring to Improve your Swimming Performances?
Peak Performance Sports Psychology Mental Toughness: Are you Anchoring to Improve your Swimming Performances?
02/12/2019 |
At The Race Club camps, our fifth and final point of peak performance mental toughness training is called anchoring. Anchoring is sports psychology that the swimmer does or says or…
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Swimming Fast: Is it your Mission?
Swimming Fast: Is it your Mission?
02/05/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
At The Race Club we speak often about the importance of mental toughness in excelling in swimming races. We outline five important steps that are essential in developing mental toughness,…
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Freestyle Swimming Strokes: The Magic of 90
Freestyle Swimming Strokes: The Magic of 90
01/29/2019 | Backstroke Freestyle
Swimming Stroke Rates for Freestyle and Backstroke Freestyle swimming strokes for freestyle and backstroke involve the number 90. I believe that everything in the world involves mathematics. The way objects…
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Flip Turn Swimming: How to do Faster Flip Turns in Freestyle Swimming
Flip Turn Swimming: How to do Faster Flip Turns in Freestyle Swimming
01/22/2019 | Freestyle Turns
Three Pearls for a Faster Approach There are four parts to freestyle flip turn swimming; the approach, the tumble, the underwater and the breakout. Mistakes in all four parts of…
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Energy Systems and How to Breathe to Swim Faster
Energy Systems and How to Breathe to Swim Faster
01/15/2019 |
Physiology 102: Why your swimming breathing technique matters Swimming fast involves proper breathing technique and building robust energy systems. In a previous physiology article, we discussed the three different systems…
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Helping Fast Swimmers Get Faster
Helping Fast Swimmers Get Faster
01/08/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
Helping Fast Swimmers Get Faster Technology can be a wonderful tool in helping swimmers swim faster, if used properly. In spite of the success that our USA National Team swimmers have…
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How We Create Energy to Swim Faster
How We Create Energy to Swim Faster
12/25/2018 | Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Freestyle
Introduction: Physiology 101 In order to swim faster, we need energy; lots of it. Whether awake or asleep, our bodies depend on a constant production of energy for all its…
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