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Early Workouts of Katie Ledecky, a Distance Legend in Development

Early Workouts of Katie Ledecky, a Distance Legend in Development Before Katie Ledecky became an Olympian and captured the gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, her coach Yuri Suguiyama (now the head coach at Wisconsin) shared some of his pupil's workouts with Mi...

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5 Holiday Season Swim Workouts to Give a Try

5 Holiday Season Swim Workouts to Give a Try As the conclusion of another year draws nearer, the holiday season is right around the corner. No matter what traditions and celebrations you may participate in outside of the pool, it is also a great time to finish the year strong in the pool. Winter can...

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A Look at the Training Sets of World-Record Holder Caeleb Dressel

A Specific Look at the Training of World-Record Holder Caeleb Dressel Through the years, a consistent feature of Swimming World Magazine has been the highlighting of specific training programs and sets of various athletes, including the sport's elite performers. Today, we dip into the magazine vault...

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Listen to the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast With Hall of Famer John Naber

Listen to the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast With Hall of Famer John Naber By Noah Yanchulis. John Naber has quite the resume in the world of swimming. From swimmer, to ambassador, to writer, to motivational speaker, to broadcaster, to President of USOPA, John has done it all. In 1976 at the Summer Olympi...

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The Fifth Stroke: Dolphin Kick Drills That Can Improve Performance

The Fifth Stroke: Dolphin Kick Drills That Can Improve Performance By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern In recent years, we have consistently watched the sport of swimming develop and grow as we discover ways to become faster. One of the biggest discoveries is the importance of dolphin k...

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COVID-19 and Environmental Considerations for Aquatic Sports

COVID-19 and Environmental Considerations for Aquatic Sports The following paper is by Mark Collingham, M.S. Chemical Engineering, and head coach of Kroc/CDA Water Polo Club in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He may be reached at mark.collingham@gmail.com The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or covid-19) pandemic of ...

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Swim Poll of the Week: Do You Like to Warm Down After Practice?

This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday November 19, 2020, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Do you like to warm down after practice? Warming down after practice has long been a topic among coaches and swimmers whether or not it is beneficia...

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Stations: The Beloved Swim Workout (Includes Sample)

Stations: The Beloved Swim Workout (Includes Sample) By Maggie Lasto, Swimming World College Intern. It's no secret that swimming can get monotonous at times. With their faces in the water, swimmers often find themselves singing songs, studying, or planning for their next birthday to ...

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Training Sets and Tips: Building Breaststroke Endurance

Training Sets and Tips: Building Breaststroke Endurance As Swimming World continues to bring a variety of training sets to its readership, a focus is placed on this archived piece on the breaststroke. This breaststroke endurance set is designed to work on driving forward in the stroke and finishing ...

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The Benefits of Healthy Eating for Student-Athletes

The Benefits of Healthy Eating for Student Athletes For swimmers, or any student-athlete, having a healthy diet can be an important and beneficial way to stay in shape during the season. Following a good diet can provide the energy a swimmer needs to finish a race. If an athlete does not eat enough ...

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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Mid-Distance Freestyle

This month focuses on exercises that may benefit the mid-distance swimmer.  The mid-distance swimmer needs to develop a high level of speed as well as endurance. He or she must work on both strength and power to meet the demands of mid-distance racing. Therefore, We’ve provided some exercises with t...