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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Fit and Fast for Summer

As summer approaches and the temperatures rise, there's nothing better than being fit and fast. It's the perfect time to burn off those last few unwanted pounds and increase your fitness level.  It's also a great time to step up your swim training for swim meets that will return soon! Along with the...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of May 25th

This week Fitter and Faster will have more FREE LIVE broadcasts!  Below is the FFT Live schedule or on this page you can read about and sign up for ALL of this week's live broadcasts in one place. (You can also bookmark the page FitterAndFaster.com/LIVE  to always stay up-to-date on upcomi...

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Swimming With Music During Quarantine

So you have a pool, now use it! We’re all stuck at home during quarantine and itching to stay active. The longer this goes, the more creative swimmers are getting with tethering to a tree with a FINIS dryland cord, or even buying an Endless Pool. FINIS is here to help make these workouts inspired an...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of May 4th

This week Fitter and Faster will have more FREE LIVE broadcasts!  Below is the FFT Live schedule or on this page you can read about and sign up for ALL of this week's live broadcasts in one place. (You can also bookmark the page FitterAndFaster.com/LIVE  to always stay up-to-date on upcomin...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of April 27th

This week Fitter and Faster will have more FREE LIVE broadcasts!  Below is the FFT Live schedule or on this page you can read about and sign up for ALL of this week's live broadcasts in one place. (You can also bookmark the page FitterAndFaster.com/LIVE  to always stay up-to-date on upcomin...

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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Want More Pulling Power?

Introducing Dryside Training!  Dryland exercises specifically designed to help swimmers and other aquatics athletes improve their performance in the water. Thinking your pull phase of your stroke is weak? Not grabbing enough water with each stroke? Fear not! Here are four exercises that can help you...

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10 Sure-Fire Ways to Spot a Swim Parent

Bringing back this article by Bailey Duran, Swimming World Intern. Giving all the swim parents out there a little love!  Many people have no problem spotting swimmers from a mile away with these telltale features: a bulky bag, messy bun filled with dead hair (for the girls), dry skin, tired eyes, go...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of April 20th

This week Fitter and Faster will have 11 new FREE LIVE broadcasts featuring an Olympic Hall of Famer, many multiple Olympic medalists, and coaches!  Below is a list of the FFT Live schedule for this coming week! (You can also bookmark the page FitterAndFaster.com/LIVE  to always stay up-to...

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Swimming During COVID-19: Closure of Summer Pools a Real Possibility

For so many swimmers, the first experience in the water isn’t about competition. It’s not about racing or times or finishes. It's about fun, splashing around at the swim club in your neighborhood all summer or making friends at the local Y. It’s a safe place to learn the sport, and maybe to learn to...

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Josh Davis, Swim Stars Share Their Favorite Inspirational Movies

We are bringing back this past Top Inspirational Movies list by five-time Olympic medalist Josh Davis, since it provides some great movie ideas for filling time at home. Obviously, with the Covid-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders around the globe, there is additional time to watch a movie and, per...

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Protecting An 18-Year Swim Streak During The Perils Of COVID-19

My colleague of many years, Derek Parr, former Reuters correspondent and swim masters ace of his age, kept up a great swim streak by swimming a 200m butterfly in lane 4 at every major championship pool, Olympic, World and European, for at least a couple of decades, writes Craig Lord. Derek would do ...

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Resistance Bands from StrechCordz Available in the Swim Shop

Need resistance bands at home?  StrechCordz is open and shipping product!  Check out these great options in the Swimming World Swim Shop: StrechCordz with Handles Click here to order. StrechCordz with Paddles Click here to order. StrechCordz with Leg Straps Click here to or...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of April 13th

This week Fitter and Faster will have 11 new FREE LIVE broadcasts featuring an Olympic Hall of Famer, many multiple Olympic medalists, and coaches! You can also bookmark the page FitterAndFaster.com/LIVE  to always stay up-to-date on upcoming broadcasts. Below is a list of the FFT Live sche...

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A Look at 10 Common Habits and Superstitions Shared By Swimmers

Every swimmer has one or more habits, superstitions or rituals that they cannot live without. Some are simple while others are complex and drawn out. Certain ones may only apply to meets, while others could be a daily occurrence. After spending some time reflecting with teammates and friends from ar...

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20 Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate

Bringing back this article by Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern, after our Editor-in-Chief Craig Lord looked at 15 foods that can help to boost your immunity, dark chocolate among themEditor-in-Chief Craig Lord looked at 15 foods that can help to boost your immunity, dark chocolate among the...

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Inspiring Messages From an Olympian Delivered Right To Your Phone

Feeling down about your cancelled swim meet or missing your daily swim team or workout buddy camaraderie like most of us? If you’re looking for something that will bring you a smile right in the palm of your hand, check out SwimOutlet's new text message campaign featuring Missy Franklin, Ry...

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Why is Yoga Beneficial for Swimmers?

Bringing back this article by Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern.  You can do yoga at home! Don't need any fancy gear - just some sort of stretching mat or open space on the floor to get started.  Have you ever neglected the cool down stretching after practice and ended up regretting it ...

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Swimming vs. Running: A Breakdown

Bringing back this story by Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern.  Now that we are out of the water, running has become a new training method for so many athletes.  There is a certain comradery between swimmers and runners. It’s indescribable, but the two cardio-intensive sports often are pai...