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Sprint Breaststroke Workout (How To Improve Your Breaststroke Kick)

Many of you have asked me to give some breaststroke workout advice in your comments, so here it is. Below you will find a few tips for your breaststroke 50s and 100s and I am sure it could come handy for longer events as well. First, keep in mind that breaststroke is a combination of leg power...
Sprint Breaststroke Workout (How To Improve Your Breaststroke Kick)

How To Dive Off A Starting Block (Take Your Marks! Go!)

Last time, we were discussing the proper streamline during a dive and also some basic exercises to get you more comfortable jumping and diving into the water. Today, we'll build on top of what we have learned and add a few more diving steps before we move onto a proper start off a diving block.  ...
How To Dive Off A Starting Block (Take Your Marks! Go!)

Aquaviz Review: The Swiss Army Knife Among Swimming Prescription Masks

Final rating: 5/5 I’ve grown up as a full-blown chlorinated pool swimmer with lifelong search for the perfect fitting goggles. I swear, I must have tried like 50 different types and always found them inadequate. Either they leaked or the suction was too much on the eyes until I found the...
Aquaviz Review: The Swiss Army Knife Among Swimming Prescription Masks

How To Learn Arm Movement During Freestyle Swimming?

Based on your comments from the blog and the poll, it looks like you are requesting some information and guidance on how to move your arms during the freestyle stroke. So, here we go. Freestyle is what you would call an asymmetric swimming style. Well, asymmetric is a strong word, but almost....
How To Learn Arm Movement During Freestyle Swimming?

Breaststroke Pullout 101 (How Champions Do The Breaststroke Pullout)

It is well known that the fastest breaststrokers have one of the longest and fastest breaststroke pullouts. If you are not sure what I mean by a pullout, it is basically what happens underwater after the start or the turn, right before the swimmer starts swimming normally. Now, why is that? ...
Breaststroke Pullout 101 (How Champions Do The Breaststroke Pullout)

Triathletes - You Are Doing It Wrong - Learn To See Swimming In A Different Light (Drills, Drills, Drills)

Stereotypically, I find triathletes to be very self-motivated athletes always pushing their limits in whatever they do. And rightly so. In order to achieve a competitive level in all the three sports combined, triathletes have to manage their workout regimes very tightly, so they have time to...
Triathletes - You Are Doing It Wrong - Learn To See Swimming In A Different Light (Drills, Drills, Drills)

How To Choose Your Swimming Lessons? (Is There One Recipe For All?)

Choosing the right swimming lesson program is not as simple as signing up at your nearest swimming pool. Well, it could be, if you don't mind the potential of being disappointed. In order to get the most out of your swimming lessons experience, you should consider a few important aspects befor...
How To Choose Your Swimming Lessons? (Is There One Recipe For All?)

Why Is Swimming Butterfly So Scary? (Top 4 Most Common Butterfly Mistakes)

Many beginners and even advanced swimmers dread the words "butterfly". When swimmers come to practice and see the butterfly stroke written on the board or the practice sheet, the mood suddenly goes from wonderful life enjoyment to a sad end of the world like expressions. As a coach, I can ju...
Why Is Swimming Butterfly So Scary? (Top 4 Most Common Butterfly Mistakes)

How To Swim Faster Easier? (Learning To Streamline Your Body)

The simple answer is "by learn to swim slow with a correct technique". This, in turn, reduces your body's drag and increases your propulsion force. Swimming slower rather than faster is a bit against common sense, however, it is the way to go trust me. It is actually the hardest thing you w...
How To Swim Faster Easier? (Learning To Streamline Your Body)

New Breaststroke Rule Adopted by FINA

Some of you already might have heard that FINA has updated their breaststroke rule to accommodate an underwater dolphin kick during the pullout phase after the initial start or a turn. The rule marked as SW 7.4 clearly states "A single downward dolphin kick followed by a breaststroke kick is perm...
New Breaststroke Rule Adopted by FINA

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Last Minute Gift Ideas For Swimmers And Triathletes

With the busy schedule we all have, I often find myself not having much time to do an extensive research online to buy a thoughtful present, so I look for pre-compiled lists to give me an idea of what to give to the person in question. I know, I know, no excuses. I should do better, but procrasti...
Last Minute Gift Ideas For Swimmers And Triathletes

Xmetrics: A New Swimming Wearable Which Will Make You Swim Faster

"All you have to do is swim." That is a promising bold claim made by a technology company with a new swimming wearable gadget soon to be released to the swimming and triathlon communities. This new swimming computer goes under the name of Xmetrics and with its sleek design and a long list of fea...
Xmetrics: A New Swimming Wearable Which Will Make You Swim Faster

How To Become A Swimming Superhero - The Corsuit Review

It is a well-known fact that every superhero has to have a special suit, a cape or a mask to be taken seriously. Right? At the same time, he or she has to have a certain set of extraordinary skills that often are enhanced by their attire. Think Batman and his winged cape or his belt which never...
How To Become A Swimming Superhero - The Corsuit Review

11 Ways To Enjoy Swimming In A Crowded Lane

It is one of those days. The swimming lane I am about to plunge into is overcrowded and even though it is marked with the clearly distinctive letters "FAST SWIMMERS", the lane is plagued with leisurely swimming head up breaststrokers and wannabe swimmers standing by the wall and discussing the lat...
11 Ways To Enjoy Swimming In A Crowded Lane

A Surprising Result Of Swimming Flaws Analysis

One of the basic skills of any beginner student of any activity is the ability to recognize if something is not done the right way. Be it the ability to notice spelling mistakes in written texts (I am sure there many in my posts :)), the know-how to acknowledge that a ski jumper’s form during the...
A Surprising Result Of Swimming Flaws Analysis

8 Ways To Use Your Hand Paddles

Hand paddles are commonly used in swimming pools around the world. In fact, you hardly ever see a pool deck or the infamous Lost and Found basket (yes, they do exist) without a pair of them laying around. They are either loved or hated. The main rudimentary idea behind the original hand padd...
8 Ways To Use Your Hand Paddles

Aquaviz Review: The Swiss Army Knife Among Swimming Prescription Masks

Final rating: 5/5 I’ve grown up as a full-blown chlorinated pool swimmer with lifelong search for the perfect fitting goggles. I swear, I must have tried like 50 different types and always found them inadequate. Either they leaked or the suction was too much on the eyes until I found the...
Aquaviz Review: The Swiss Army Knife Among Swimming Prescription Masks

Warm Down Your Way To Recovery

Last time I talked about learning to swim slow to improve your swim technique, but how about swimming slow during warm down for recovery (also referred to as cool down). When I compose swim workouts where we swim faster sets which is almost all the time, there is a choice to add a lot of rest...
Warm Down Your Way To Recovery

How To Swim Slower And Improve Your Freestyle

Many of us are caught up in our fast-paced society often forgetting to just stop and think. This causes us to do things over and over without realizing that there might be a smarter way to help us go forward. As a swim coach or a swimmer, you should always be trying to adjust your ways and exp...
How To Swim Slower And Improve Your Freestyle