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.
Increasing core strength will enhance a swimmers performance and therefore should be the main goal of a swimmers strength training program. Grif Fig, co-founder of IHPSWIM, describes two exercises that can help.
Does yoga offer something special to swimmers to help correct the infamous “swimmer’s slouch” and other issues relating to inflexibility and muscle imbalance? Barbara Won certainly thinks so.
Registration for SwimFest ’11 (May 20-22 in Atlanta) is now live! Swimmers and coaches, join us for a weekend of interactive clinics and instruction in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Space is limited, so don’t delay.