Training

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Should I Do Drills?

Feel For The Water, the blog of the SwimSmooth website, published an article, To Drill Or Not To Drill, That Is The Question that examines the value of swimming drills.

Underwater Dolphin Kicking

Swimming Science published a three-part article which may help appreciate the basic science of the art of dolphin kicking.

Recovery By Chocolate

Swimming Science recently reviewed the evidence comparing the merits of chocolate milk to various formulated drinks for post-workout recovery.

Warming Up Those Older Muscles

What constitutes a good warm up? How long before a race should we warm up? What should we do if the warm up pool is very crowded or otherwise unavailable? Keep reading!

Weak Side Breathing

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.

Strengthening Exercise for Breaststroke Pull

A recent dryland exercise of the week at Swimming World TV is an interesting breaststroke strengthening exercise.

New Year’s Challenge

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?

Learning to Fly

Butterfly is a very challenging stroke; Cokie Lepinski and Glenn Mills provide some tips and drills on how to master it.

Taking Time Off

Allan Phillips of Swimming Science takes a look at some possible physiological and neurological reasons behind performance degradation due to time away from the water.

Shoulders: An Ounce of Prevention

The FINA Sport Medicine Committee, which includes VMST Coach Dr. Jim Miller as a member, has released an excellent video of exercises to help prevent shoulder problems.

Training for Longer Swims

The Red Mist Set, combined with regular monitoring of your threshold speed, can be used to improve your swimming endurance.

The Building Blocks of Swimming Fast

Did you catch it? VMST coach Dr. Jim Miller wrote a guest editorial for Swimming World, “Balancing High Volume: Building Blocks of Performance.”