How to Save Your Swim Season When Injury Strikes

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Swimming is one of the best ways to recover from injury, whether you’re swim training on dry land, in the pool or open water. Injury happens. Sometimes it’s minor and other times quite significant. Perhaps you crash your bike and break your clavicle, get a gash & need stitches, or just get some bad road […]

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Open Water Swimming: Essential Skills to become Stronger, Better, and Confident with Coach Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26

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Whether you are an experienced swimmer or an “adult-onset” swimmer, when it comes to open water swimming, everyone needs to practice the same skills to be fully-prepared for racing in the variable conditions of open water. Open water swimming requires a specialized set of physical and mental skills.  Those only come with specific open water […]

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Hyper-Focused Dryland Training Methods For Swimmers And Triathletes

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Deliberate practice makes perfect. It’s more than a cliché. And it’s true for most endeavors, and especially for athletes like swimmers, triathletes, and surfers. Focusing on specific training methods that target a particular weakness or area of concern for swimmers is crucial to prolonged success, according to Tim Crowley.  He’s the Head Strength and Conditioning […]

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Get More With Less – The Benefits of Circuit Strength Training

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Multiply your training gains with circuits that boost power, cardio, and core fitness. Jack Fabian, Ph.D. (former head swim coach at Keene State College & the US National open water swim team), knows firsthand that high-intensity circuits are one of the most efficient ways to build power, endurance, and core strength. “For younger athletes, circuits […]

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Indoor Swim Training for Time-Crunched Triathletes

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When it comes to training, triathletes have it hardest with not just one sport to train for but three. And while aspects of triathlon training, such as increased cardiovascular fitness, transfers between sports, successful triathletes can’t just train their running and hope to dominate in swimming and biking too. There is no substitute for sport-specific […]

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Masters Swimmer Training Intensely & Feeling Young

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#SwimStrongerBetterFaster Athlete profile: Bob García Bob García is a 41-year-old competitive pool and open water Masters swimmer from San Jose, Costa Rica.  Furthermore, Bob has an intense training program that includes the weekly rigorous use of a Vasa Trainer and a Vasa SwimErg.  His dryland swim-specific strength training is coached by Kurt Niehaus Bonilla at the […]

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The secret to finding balance between work, family and sports

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At times, it feels like your mind is racing as you juggle priorities. Maybe you feel a touch of guilt when one priority becomes ranked higher than the other.  Getting in an extra swim after work takes you away from spending time with family, so you contemplate using your lunch break to swim.  Or you […]

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