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Updated Articles and Resources

By Gary Mullen

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 3 Tips for Maximizing a Swimming Taper Created: Saturday, July 26, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      3 Tips for Maximizing a Swimming Taper
    • "Tainted" Supplements for Swimmers Created: Saturday, July 26, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Learn how to be a savvy buyer of supplements and stay clean!
    • Omega Track Starts for Swimmers Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Learn how to maximize your start with the new Omega Kick Backs
    • Cramps in Swimming....What is the Cause? Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      See what causes and influences cramping in swimmers.
    • Swim Training with Limited Time Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Short on time, but want a great swim workout? Try these workouts for those with limited time!
    • Reasons Why Swimmers Stretch Their Shoulders Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Learn why swimmers shouldn't stretch their shoulders.
    • Disqualifed Swimmers - Use DQs to Improve Swimmers Created: Sunday, November 06, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Swimmers get disqualified. It happens. What is done as a result of the DQ is what counts toward the developmetn of the swimmer in the long run. How can a DQ be used to make a swimmer into a better ...
    • 5 Tips for More Energy for Morning Practice Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Tired at Morning Swim Practice...Try These Tips!
    • Swim Caps Part II Created: Sunday, February 05, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Which one is better? The differences between latex and silicone swim caps, and how to care for them to extend their useful life.
    • Swimmer's Shoulder - An Overview of Swimmers Shoulder Injury Created: Friday, July 18, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Swim coaches frequently encounter swimmers complaining of shoulder pain in one or both of their shoulders. This pain can hinder performance. Page 1 of 5." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Teaching the Butterfly Kick - A Swim Lesson Tip Created: Sunday, April 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      When teaching a swimmer that has never butterfly kicked before, I have found that most of the competitive drills only make learning more difficult.
    • Ten Ways for the Swim Parent to Sabotage Their Child's Swimming Career Created: Friday, November 19, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Some parents must internally delight in the idea of sabotaging their child's swim career. My list of means and methods - and some positive alternatives." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • iPhone Swim Meet App - Android, Too Created: Monday, April 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Big Fish Software has an iPhone swim meet app - and an Android swim meet app - that allow you to navigate meet results from Hy-Tek managed swim meets that post their results on-line. I don't have e...
    • Questions on Teaching Swim Lessons to a Swimmer with Autism Created: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This is part of a letter from Swimming Instructor from a country in Southern Africa. The instructor has reached out to us for guidance concerning swim lessons for a swimmer who has Asperger Syndrom...
    • Running and Swimming Benefit Each Other - Look at Aquathlons or Aquathons Created: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Did you know there are aquathletes - swimming and running athletes? If your body allows you to run and swim, this is a great way to cross train" itemprop="description" Sunday, November 07, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Important or key open water swimming or triathlon swim workouts involve race simulation, open water swimming skill proficiency, sustainable swimming speed, and time to recover after a swim. These f...
    • Tips for Swimmers who Sit All Day! Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Swimmers learn how to improve sitting all day!
    • How to Get to Bed Earlier for Morning Swim Practice Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      How to Get to Bed Earlier for Morning Swim Practice
    • Katie Ledecky Profile Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Katie Ledecky Profile
    • Swimming Speed and Swimming Efficiency Created: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Swimmers want to swim fast or swim more efficiently. To swim fast means swimming a distance in less time. Swimming more efficiently means swimming in the same amount of time, but at a lower energy ...
    • Swimmer's Ear Prevention with Ear Plugs Created: Thursday, November 06, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Swimmer's ear can be so painful that some swimmer's cannot train until it is healed. Why not prevent it before it happens?
    • How To Open Your Swimming Pool For The Summer Created: Sunday, February 18, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      When warm weather is approaching, it's time to think about swimming outside. Need some tips on opening a pool for a summer of swimming fun? These steps should help you get your swimming pool open t...
    • Swimming Pool Main Drains Don't Move Pool Water Created: Friday, June 19, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Swimming pool main drains don't move water, pool water inlets do; swimming pool main drains can be used to receive water, but they don't actually move pool water. History records, and sometimes it ...
    • An Inexpensive Way to Make Your Concrete Swimming Pool Look Like New Again Created: Sunday, February 04, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Is the finish of your concrete pool looking stained and blotchy? Did your pool have a white finish that now looks like a stormy sky? There is an easy and inexpensive way to make it look new. Coat i...
    • A Sample Progression for Teaching Swim Lessons to Infants And Toddlers Created: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Teaching baby or toddler swim lessons can be an invaluable experience. Let's start by answering three frequently asked questions about swim lessons for infants and toddlers. Can a baby or toddler l...
    • Get Ready for a 1500 Meter or 1650 Yard Swim Created: Sunday, May 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A common long distance or open water swim is the mile (1,650 yards) or 1500 meter swim. A mile is really 1,609 meters or 1,760 yards, but in many swimming races
    • Grab or Track? Front Weighted or Rear Weighted? Which Start is Best? Created: Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Learn about the different styles of starts and how to find which works for you!
    • 5 Tips for Improving Body Position Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      See 5 Tips for Improving Body Position
    • Cullen Jones Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Cullen is a relay only swimmer in the 2008 Beijing Olympics (4x100 Freestyle Relay).
    • Should You Close Your Mouth While in Swimming Lessons? Created: Saturday, January 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      While you may not want anyone swallowing swim pool water, getting water in your mouth when swimming or during a swimming lesson comes with the territory.
    • USA Swimming 2012 Olympic Swimming Team Trials Qualifying Times Created: Friday, September 03, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The 2012 Olympic Swimming Trials will be at CenturyLink Center Center, June 25 - July 2, 2012. How fast do you have to swim to qualify for the 2012 USA Swimming Olympic Trials? You have to achieve ...
    • Swimming and Breath Control Created: Sunday, December 11, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Do you control your breathing rate, taking one breath every certain number of swim strokes? Does holding your breath while swimming make you a better swimmer?" itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...

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