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PowerLung Review: How to Breathe Stronger and Swim Faster

Want to significantly increase your breathing power and speed in the water? Here’s a breakdown of how the PowerLung can help you do just that. Swimmers face a unique problem in the water. Unlike runners, ball players or cyclists, swimmers need to time and manage their breathing. For the competitive swimmer the way we breathe […]

How to Prevent Swimmer’s Shoulder

If you’ve invested even a moderate amount of time training up and down and around the black line you have become intimately familiar with the term ‘swimmer’s shoulder.’ Given that swimmers annually perform hundreds of thousands of arm rotations it should be of little shock to learn that this type of work and frequency places […]

The dive watch – a history

The oceans have always held a powerful fascination for mankind, accounting for the fact that the history of diving may have started as early as 5,000 B.C., making it as old as human civilization itself. Even today, the sea holds so many secrets and it is doubtful that we will ever fully understand it. “More […]

Le Clos doesn’t feel pressure ahead of World Cup defence

Chad le Clos (Getty Images) Cape Town – South Africa’s Chad Le Clos insists there is no pressure on him to defend his FINA Swimming World Cup title this season. This year’s World Cup promises once again to be a fierce battle between the sport’s biggest names. “No pressure at all, the World Cups are always a good time, […]

European Championships 2018: Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke in world record time

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty broke his own 100m breaststroke world record to retain his European title in Glasgow. The 23-year-old Olympic and world champion finished in 57.00 seconds – 0.13secs quicker than his previous best time – as team-mate James Wilby grabbed silver following a late surge. Peaty took a huge lead on the first […]

5 MOTIVATIONAL SWIMMING POSTERS TO GET YOU FIRED UP

1. UNLEASH GREATNESS. Whatever greatness in the pool means for you, whether it is making your first sectionals or provincials cut, this poster will remind you to unleash your inner greatness every single day. It is produced on glossy, high quality paper, and comes in at 2 feet by 3 feet, which means it can not only […]

9 SIGNS YOU HAVE A SWIMMER’S BODY

Swimmer’s bodies get love because we are lean, but not too lean. Usually tall, with long limbs, flexible, with broad shoulders, and a (mostly) defined abdominal area, the competitive swimmer look is one that is fashionable in all seasons. Here are 9 signs that you have a swimmer’s body: 1. YOU’RE TALL. (FOR THE MOST […]

THE TOP 9 SWIMMING POOL GAMES

 – WATER POLO It’s the standard swimming pool game, the official Olympic waterball sport.  If you swim or swam in California, you probably played the game. A few elite swimmers have achieved notable success in water polo. 11-time Olympic medalists Matt Biondi won an NCAA Team Title for his role on the Cal Golden Bears water polo team. Terry […]

STEVE LOCHTE RETIRES FROM SWIM COACHING

Steve Lochte, father of 12-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte, has announced his retirement from coaching at 66-years old. This ends a 44-year coaching career, including most recently at Daytona Beach SPEED. Ryan Lochte is DBS’ most famous alumni, having swum for his father’s club as a child and frequently representing them nationally as an adult. Ryan Lochte‘s […]

TWO GREAT PEARLS FOR A FASTER BACKSTROKE

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder. The fundamentals of backstroke are the same as for freestyle. However, the priority of those fundamentals differ for backstroke and there are certain nuances of backstroke that differ from freestyle. Of all four strokes, backstroke is […]

Crocodiles, box jellyfish fail to deter 155 from swimming across Darwin’s Fannie Bay

By Emily Smith It was the thought of swimming 1.2 kilometres through a known crocodile habitat that had her feeling “very, very nervous”. But today Ms Pursehouse, along with about 155 others, braved deadly sea creatures and a strong headwind to take part in the annual Fannie Bay Swim. It is one of the few times […]

Mental Toughness Lessons From Olympic Champion Kieren Perkins

One of my favorite swimmers of all-time is Australian distance legend Kieren Perkins.  When he was going on a world record smashing spree during the mid-1990s in the 400-800-1500m freestyles I would watch and rewatch his races before practice.  I’d jump into the pool and do my best to mimic Perkins approach to swimming the […]

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