Did you catch it? VMST coach Dr. Jim Miller wrote a guest editorial for Swimming World, “Balancing High Volume: Building Blocks of Performance.”
Richard Abrahams shares his philosophy for dryland training in an article he wrote in 2009, Dryland Training: A Nonspecific Approach.
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.
We have a full slate of conveniently located championships coming up in the next year. Should you go to one?
I have recently added a couple of great swim-related links to the website: RobAquatics and Swimming Science.
Just starting out? Recently Matt Luebbers, a coach at About.com Swimming, put together an 8-week plan to help increase your swimming fitness and confidence levels.
Swimming World’s The Morning Swim Show recently featured video interviews with two successful masters swimmers: Leslie Livingston and Allen Stark.
If you’ve never shaved your legs (and arms and torso) before swimming, you might want to give it a try on your next taper meet. But the process isn’t easy, especially for beginners!
Box jumps are a great exercise to develop quickness and power off the blocks. Cullen Jones demonstrates them in a GoSwim video clip.
Award-winning USMS coach Kerry O’Brien (Walnut Creek Masters) was interviewed for the April 25 edition of The Morning Swim Show.
This article focuses on why power development is so important in swimming and the exercises that are used to train them at IHPSWIM.