What are former Olympic swimmers up to now? There have been many great swimming stars in the Olympics over the years - find out what your favorites have been doing since they achieved Olympic glory.
Do you have the dreaded runner's kick? Have no fear, there are things you can do to beceome a better kicker and a better swimmer. Even the worst of kickers can develop an adequate kick for freestyle, which is all you need for a triathlon swim.
A swimmers guide to performing several freestyle technique improvement drills to help make a swimmer's freestyle swimming faster and improve swimming efficiency. Learn how to improve swimming technique to swim faster and more efficiently by watching a video of freestyle swimming technique drills.
I have a backstroke swimming problem. When I swim backstroke I am not swimming straight - I am a crooked backstroke swimmer. I need help!
Chlorine treated indoor swimming pools can cause asthma in swimmers according to research from several sources. These findings may explain why swimmers are more prone to asthma and other breathing problems than athletes in other sports. The chlorine used to sanitize the swimming pool might have harmful side effects.
Open Water Marathon Swimmer Ned Denison reports on his successful swim crossing from Santa Cruz Island to Santa Barbara, California. Swimming 20-miles in the open ocean is not for every swimmer, but Ned counts these kinds of swimming challenges as ones that he wants to face, along with other ocean and sea swims like the English Channel and the swim around Manhattan Island.
Team USA Water Polo is looking to carry momentum from its first place finish at the 2006 ASUA Cup into Melbourne next month when they compete against 15 teams for the title of 2007 Men's Water Polo World Champion. With a roster boasting 13 internationally seasoned athletes, including 8 from the gold medal ASUA Cup water polo team, Head Coach Ricardo Azevedo is looking to advance Team USA’s international ranking by securing a top four finish at the 2007 FINA World Championships in March.
The U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team is set to compete in the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, March 17-24. The event will feature the solo, duet, team and combination events in the elite international competition.
Want to get swimming workouts going, but think you are a weak swimmer and won't be able to do it? If you can already complete the "Build to 500 Swim Training Plan" or if you can already do swimming workouts of about 500 meters or yards, then you are ready for these swimming workouts, which build the swim workout from 500 to 1,500 meters or yards of swimming.
In the swimming pool, how do swimmers know how fast to swim to get the desired training result? This depends on what result you want emphasized - anaerobic or aerobic metabolism. All swimming has some element of each, with aerobic work's contribution increasing as the distance being swum increases. How can you determine appropriate swimming speeds or paces for aerobic development?
How many swimming strokes a swimmer takes for a given distance, and how fast you take them, makes a difference in your swim training and swimming races.
Focus what is this thing so many swimmers do as they prepare for a swimming race? We have all heard the saying that sport is 80% mental and 20% physical. Olympian Brendon Dedekind shares some of his mental training or sports psycholgy tips from his swimming career.
The most important goggle factor is fit, also known as not leaking. You will need to try out several different types. While at the pool, borrow different styles from other swimmers; tell them why before you ask and you should have no problem, since most of us swimmers are a friendly group.
The freestyle kick - 2-beat, 4-beat, 6-beat, 2-beat crossover, What do I use when swiming freestyle? This swimming question, often asked by swimmers, is one best answered by that swimmer. How? By a little swim or kick test in the swimming pool. The answer to how much you kick when swimming freestyle today might not be what you do 6 months from now if your swim technique and conditioning improve.
Swim coaches frequently encounter swimmers complaining of pain in one or both of their shoulders. This pain is often associated with swimming freestyle, and seems to occur most often in the swimmers anterior shoulder region, but could also occur in other shoulder regions. When reported by swimmers, this pain often termed swimmer's shoulder, and can limit or stop training and hinder performance.
Sport specific work is the best way to get better at that sport. But what else can you do? Flexibility exercises, plyometric work, swimming while wearing weights, and resistance training are some of the options. One example of resistance training is weight work aimed at adding strength and speed to your stroke. Dryland training for swimmers can be very beneficial.
Swimming is a healthy activity that can be continued for a lifetime - and the health benefits swimming offers for a lifetime are worth the effort it takes to get to the pool. It works practically all of the muscles in the body (if you do a variety of strokes). Swimming can develop a swimmer's general strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance.
While the 2006 collegiate swimming and diving championships may be over, there are still some exciting national title meets still on the schedule or recently completed. Water action from USA Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Synchro, and YMCA-YWCA meets. And the World Short Course Championships in Shangai! Find out more about these events here.
While the 2003 collegiate swimming and diving championships may be over, there are still some exciting swimming and diving national title meets still on the schedule or recently completed. Which ones? From USMS through a USA vs. Australia duel meet - you will find links to them here.
The Vasa Ergometer combines realistic swim stroke simulation with a precise electronic monitor necessary to develop functional endurance and anaerobic power for swimming. It provides swim coaches, swimmers, triathletes, surfers and fitness buffs the tools necessary to develop aerobic endurance and anaerobic power for swimming without getting wet.
Olympian Katie Hoff is the eighth swimmer to be awarded the United States Olympic Committee SportsWoman of the Year honor. She joins the list that includes swimmers like Shirley Babashoff, Kathy Heddy, Tracy Caulkins, Cynthia Woodhead, Janet Evans, Amy Van Dyken, and Jenny Thompson.
The 2003 Swimming, Diving, Syncro, and Water Polo Collegiate Championships feature top athletic performances at every level. There are even college triathlon championships. To follow the action or check on the results, these links will come in handy.
Most swimmers will, at one time or another, count how many strokes they take per length and aim to reduce the number of strokes by focusing on such elements as catch, pull through, and body rotation. This is an excellent way to improve your economy and efficiency through the water.
Which country won Gold, Silver, or Bronze Olympic Swimming Medals at the 2012 London Olympics? Follow the Olympic Swimming Medal Tally.
Which country has won Gold, Silver, or Bronze Olympic Medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Follow along as the days go on for another part of the Olympic Games, the Olympic Medal Tally.