• Dealing with that bolt from the blue... cramp!

    Dealing with that bolt from the blue... cramp!
    No one is a fan of cramps but they are a rite of passage in swimming.  If you haven’t had a few, you are probably not pushing your limits.  For quick swim cramp relief, try this: Stretch and massage the cramping muscles as well as the surrounding area. Apply heat OR cold and have a drink of water or electrolytes. If the pain stops...
  • Kick off! Swim faster kicking less.

    Kick off! Swim faster kicking less.
    Kicking like crazy?  STOP!  Swim faster doing these five things: 1. Swim better using YOUR head It’s time to use your head by not using it!  When your legs sink you automatically kick more to try to gain height in the water.  If your legs are sinking you may be lifting your head to hunt for the end of the pool. Stand up straight with...
  • Are you using fins or becoming a fins addict?

    Are you using fins or becoming a fins addict?
    GOOD NEWS: using fins can accelerate training BAD NEWS: being addicted to fins can lead to lazy legs and body position NEWS FLASH: to get the most out of fins the trick is knowing when to hold'em Fins can kick things up a level in training but using them every lap of every session means you aren’t doing the work and those laps may...
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