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Gary Hall Sr. and the Race Club staff are here to provide you with strategies to improve your swimming – no matter what your level is. Read blogs featuring coaching tips, new staff members, important upcoming swim camp dates, techniques tailored for specific swim strokes and much more. Learn from the experts by following the Aqua Notes Blog. Swimmers throughout the United States turn to this blog as a resource for new swimming drills, increasing speed and improving overall performance. Sign up to get these detailed guides to building your technique for all 4 strokes.

Breaststroke Drills to Improve Your Power and Speed

Kicks are one of the key components of a powerful breaststroke and in order to build speed, it’s about building strength and drilling. Most breaststroke drills last about 10 to 30 seconds, the short bursts of time being important for building speed in the stroke cycle. Here are a few that you can try on […]

4 Ways to Swim Faster – From the Beginning

If there’s one question we hear a lot at The Race Club, it’s “how can I swim faster?” The answer to that question is so unique and so personal to each and every athlete, but we do our best to try to provide guidance. Swimming faster is all about combining together the right tools and […]

Strength Training Exercises for Swimmers Outside of the Pool

Strength training is an important part of developing your swimming technique, speed, and power. Spending time on key muscle groups can support better endurance as well as reduce your risk of injury. Both in and out of the pool, there are a variety of strength training exercises swimmers can try. The next time you’re working […]

Improve Your Technique With A Private Coaching Session

The Race Club Swim Camp sessions allow you to get expert training with our renowned coaching staff. But your instruction doesn’t have to begin or end at a swim camp. Outside the boundaries of camp, our instructors offer private coaching sessions. These 1 hour and 50 minute coaching blocks are subject to instructor and pool […]

Get in Lane for our Swim Camps

Success in the swim world depends on more than just showing up to meets or making sure you know the basic strokes. For those who want to excel both in and out of the pool, our swim camps are the perfect solution! We offer a variety of drills, classes, and seminars to help you leave […]

Backstroke Drills To Put You Ahead of The Competition

Body rotation is the most least appreciated and understood element of backstroke and freestyle swimming. If you’re looking for the ultimate in propulsive power, developing this rotation of your body is crucial for success. We offer our subscribers a variety of backstroke drills to improve their form and get them ahead of their competition. The […]

Flip Turn Swimming 101

Flip turn swimming is a skill every swimmer should master, as it allows for the fastest and most efficient turn when you reach the pool wall. Not only does a flip turn help to retain energy, but it maintains your momentum when you swim into the wall, allowing you to spring off of it as […]

3 Breathing Tips for Freestyle Swimming

Breathing while freestyle swimming takes a fluidity of motion and an understanding that your breathing should be in tandem with your other movements. In freestyle swimming, breathing may be one of the most important parts of your overall technique. When practicing freestyle, use these tips to anchor your breathing technique for optimal performance, speed, and […]

How to Streamline Effectively to Reduce Drag

As Gary Hall Sr. states, “Drag is the number one enemy of the swimmer.” Many swimmers will focus on strengthening their bodies’ and improving technique. However, not many swimmers consider the effect of how water interacts with your body. When we coach campers and professional swimmers on how to swim faster, we notice that one […]

How to Reduce the Three Types of Frontal Drag

Swimmers are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to swim faster and more effectively. However, most will often overlook the old and classic laws that revolve around us and affect our everyday life: the Laws of Motion founded by Sir Isaac Newton. These are the laws that govern our interactions with the world around […]

How to Start Swimming Competitively

Whether it’s the thrill of the race or feeling motivated by the Olympics, many people become interested in swimming competitively at least once in their life. But the road to swimming competitively can be difficult especially if you were not exposed to the swim camps at an early age, but The Race Club is here […]

Yoga for Swimmers

Most training for swimmers will be done… well, in the water. But many swimmers will often forget to place equal importance on strength training done on land. Surprisingly, there are many commonalities found between swimming and yoga that can easily be incorporated into your next stretch routine. Yoga offers a variety of stretches and workouts […]