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Teaching athletes how to set goals

Whether it is improving our financial status, starting a family or winning a title, goals are what motivate us to get to where we want to be. Our job as coaches is to help athletes achieve success, and it starts with goal setting. Lenny Wiersma, a sport psychology professor,...

source: By Kevin Chester
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Every four years, more than a thousand of America's fittest athletes step onto the blocks. A lifetime of training boils down to one race, one chance, one dive, one finish. These athletes practiced the same rotations of the hands, kicking motions with their feet, techniques,...

source: USA Swimming

To help the swimming pros, video analysis is now an indispensable training tool. "Before, we literally just used the coach's eyeball," to fix alignment, strokes, and kicks, says Nathan Adrian, a three-time gold medalist gunning for...

source: Popular Science

It's an Olympic-sized test in logistics, but the sports-minded family of Knoxville, Tennessee's Nathan and Debbie Bretscher wouldn't have it any other way. Three of the Bretschers' five children are competing in the Olympic trials this month — in three different sports,...

source: Knoxville News Sentinel

Speedo and Misfit have introduced a new version of their swimming based fitness tracker, the Speedo Shine 2 Swimmer's Edition, a new activity, swim and sleep tracker. As the next generation of the Speedo Shine, it has the same properties...

source: Sport Techie

Olympic leaders called for drug-testing of individual Russian and Kenyan athletes across all sports, warning that evidence of inadequate doping controls in those countries could lead to more teams being barred from the Rio de Janeiro Games. At the same time, the international...

source: The Associated Press via USA Today

There's a culture to summer swimming that outsiders and newbies don't always understand or follow. Swim team has its own language and we rarely think about what we say and what we actually mean.

source: Reach for the Wall


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