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,...
Hours after the news broke of more failed drug tests by medal-winning athletes at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, Shirley Babashoff and two of her 1976 U.S. Olympic relay team members ascended to the stage in the ballroom of a midtown Manhattan...
For one last time in his career, Michael Phelps hoisted gold above his head in a room full of adoring swimming fans. Recently in Midtown Manhattan, USA Swimming held its annual Golden Goggle Awards and Phelps, the most decorated...
Want to take your swimming to the next level? If you want to swim faster freestyle, improving your flutter kick is a must. Here is why you sho.:
When swimmers think about improving their performance, the conversation tends to steer toward conditioning — more meters, more yardage, more sessions. But there is a way to get more from your swimming that doesn't require swimming an extra stroke: improving your flip...
While swimming, a stiff ankle places the toes perpendicular to the water and acts as a brake. Relaxing the ankle and allowing the toes to point straight back creates a natural flipper out of the foot. Ankle flexibility is important, but there are other factors that could...
Who doesn't love that great warm-up mode — swimming nice, easy, happy laps in the comfort zone. But eventually, many swimmers want to see if they can go faster. For many, that's when stroke rate overtakes efficiency, and although they're working much harder, they're...
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