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,...
Swimming is a full-body exercise that utilizes, strengthens and tones major muscle groups within a woman's body. It also helps to lower stress levels and raise endorphins. Here are a few reasons to take up this water-based workout.
Swimming in general is a great form of exercise. It is well known that one of the best ways to go about losing weight is swimming. However, swimmers at the Division I level are not swimming to lose weight. They’re swimming...
While many fitness trackers and smartwatches monitor swimming, they all have one thing in common: they are meant to be worn on your wrist. While this might be fine for running, golf or tennis, it is not the ideal location if you want to track your swim session in real-time....
Sports drink companies are cutting down on sugar. But is that good for endurance athletes?
When you swim, your muscles get fuel from the aerobic energy system. Swimming is an aerobic sport. With limited oxygen intake, your body can still swim but not as fast and not as long. That's the basis for aerobic training.
Training fins are lightweight tools that can have a big-time impact. They help swimmers improve their endurance, leg strength and technique — things that can help you achieve that personal best or improve your fitness level. Here's how to tell which blade length is...
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