The first couple weeks of the season are the perfect time for reviewing some of the basic fundamental movements while teaching the newcomers proper technique of these exercises. Grif Fig, Director of Education at the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) and founder of Swim Strength Consultants, provides here a dry land program to get you […]
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.
Swimming Science published a three-part article which may help appreciate the basic science of the art of dolphin kicking.
Swimming Science recently reviewed the evidence comparing the merits of chocolate milk to various formulated drinks for post-workout recovery.
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!
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.
A recent dryland exercise of the week at Swimming World TV is an interesting breaststroke strengthening exercise.
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.
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.
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.
The Red Mist Set, combined with regular monitoring of your threshold speed, can be used to improve your swimming endurance.