Being able to breathe to either side can be useful in both open water and pool swimming, and developing the skill can also correct some stroke flaws. Two Feel For the Water blog entries recently addressed this issue.
Long, hard Dec 31 or Jan 1 sets are a tradition in many age-group and college programs…and quite a few master’s clubs have taken up the practice as well! Does your club have a tradition you would like to share with the rest of the LMSC?
Butterfly is a very challenging stroke; Cokie Lepinski and Glenn Mills provide some tips and drills on how to master it.
Did you catch it? VMST coach Dr. Jim Miller wrote a guest editorial for Swimming World, “Balancing High Volume: Building Blocks of Performance.”
Coach Fred Matheny describes the concept of block training, where several hard days of training are followed by several easy days of recovery.
There are times when solo workouts are required; when that happens, you should head over to the USMS Workout Discussion forums.