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Tapering

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Tapering is a great experience but only a tool to enhance optimum performance. Swimmers must take into consideration all the factors that will be mentioned in this article. Tapering isn’t the magic pill to faster swimming but one of the factors to faster swimming. Once you have established your aerobic capacity and finished your maximum […]

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23 Week Program and Weightlifting, Dryland & Yoga

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Lifting aerobically for swimmers isn’t needed. You already get your aerobic needs from the pool and or running. Cross training is great and do just that – Cross train! Lifting is for speed and power as described in the FasterSwimming eBook. When you weight lift you are elevating your heart rate and are actually achieving […]

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Momentum, Body Position, & Drag

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I read this article written by Gary Hall Sr about coupling motions. FIRST RESPONSE TO ARTICLE:   This article is another great way to describe momentum. “When an external force acts upon a body, it changes its momentum; however, when no external force acts, the momentum of the body does not change, a fact which is […]

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Tarzan

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History The term originates from Johnny Weissmuller playing Tarzan in the movies of the 1920’s. He was one of the World’s best swimmers who swam with his head out of the water. Johnny was considered the “Cadillac of swimmers” during his era. Sam Freas, who coached at LSU had a lot of success using Tarzan […]

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Training for one event

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Mechanics vs. YardageYardage, yardage, yardage is the old school of thought in this sport and is still used by some successful teams around the country. The true test would be to study the longevity of the swimmers who over train as a training philosophy and see if they continue to swim in college and improve […]

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