Training

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Block Training

Coach Fred Matheny describes the concept of block training, where several hard days of training are followed by several easy days of recovery.

Online Workouts at USMS

There are times when solo workouts are required; when that happens, you should head over to the USMS Workout Discussion forums.

Why Swim in Championship Meets?

We have a full slate of conveniently located championships coming up in the next year. Should you go to one?

Featured Links

I have recently added a couple of great swim-related links to the website: RobAquatics and Swimming Science.

Workout Plan for Beginner Swimmers

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.

Sage Advice

Swimming World’s The Morning Swim Show┬árecently featured video interviews with two successful masters swimmers: Leslie Livingston and Allen Stark.

The Manly Art of Leg-Shaving

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!

Jump Like Cullen Jones

Box jumps are a great exercise to develop quickness and power off the blocks. Cullen Jones demonstrates them in a GoSwim video clip.

Kerry O’Brien Interview

Award-winning USMS coach Kerry O’Brien (Walnut Creek Masters) was interviewed for the April 25 edition of The Morning Swim Show.

Dryland Training: Training for Power

This article focuses on why power development is so important in swimming and the exercises that are used to train them at IHPSWIM.

Dryland Training for Swimmers: Training the Core

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.

Yoga for Swimmers

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.