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So, what about that recovery and hand entry? The elbow leads the recovery and the fingertips lead the hand entry. Yes, it really is that simple. And there is no need to make it more complicated.

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We all bring our own story to the water. A story that helps or hinders our swimming efforts. Don’t forget that. A still head is where our story starts this week. Wherever the head goes, the body will follow. The head should be still, flat and relax... read on »

Aquaman makes it look easy, doesn’t he? Going underwater and having no issues with breathing at all and quite frankly it makes us a little jealous. We don’t recommend you try it, but we do recommend working on your breathing and relaxation te... read on »

Don’t read this post if you want any useful information. Please don’t read it at all. If you don't read this, you won’t learn anything about stroke length and rate. (S)peed = Stroke (L)ength x Stroke (R)ate – (D)rag. ... read on »

The most crucial part of swimming, the crux of the matter! Everything rests upon what happens here in this sacred space that is the pull and push. The rest of the stroke can look like a dog’s breakfast, but it is here where swimming's music is ... read on »

Posture, line and balance are important components of your body positioning. Posture is all about swimming proud, staying tall with a long neck and keeping your chest open and your shoulder blades pulled towards each other. 

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Intervals and pacing, a general and vague term you might think, since everything we swim is an interval with a corresponding pace/speed. There has to be a reason, right? So here comes a classic SwimGym explanation.

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Our speed is a result of stroke length x stroke rate minus drag. Two of these factors (stroke rate and length) we have control over and one, drag, is just an unbiased party in the agreement that is determined by the forces of nature. The other two, strok... read on »

With the start of the new year or season, make time for your swimming resolutions, promises or goals for the year. There is no better way to start than with legs, just to kick ... it … off!!! Stability, balance and a well-trained body are the bene... read on »

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