Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

This articles is continuing from Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1… To become more capable than you are right now, you may need better stroke skills, but it is not suitable for continual growth to be working slowly on skills and nothing else. You also...
Add A Little Gallop In Your Stroke?

Add A Little Gallop In Your Stroke?

You’ll see from time to time in elite swimming, especially in the shorter/faster events, that a swimmer may have a ‘gallop’ or ‘lope’ which is a slight up/down motion of their head and upper body during the stroke cycle. This gallop is...
Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1

Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1

Why Set A Goal? Setting a new achievement goal is not just for those who are ambitious or competitive. Even if, and especially if one is simply pursuing health and happiness through swimming, a goal that requires you to swim a bit farther, a bit faster, or swim better...
The Hardships We Face

The Hardships We Face

I both run and swim year round. In the last year or so I’ve put a lot more emphasis on running, and felt the corresponding motivation for that activity. Back in April, after a week off from illness, I irritated my achilles tendon on the first (allegedly...
Not Just What To Learn, But How

Not Just What To Learn, But How

Usually, when I observe or experience training of another kind, the instructor is giving good, even amazing ideas to the students. However, it is often unfortunate that their manner of teaching it could be so much better. We may judge a good learning experience, not...
Do You Have A Proper Training Diet?

Do You Have A Proper Training Diet?

If you do it yourself, how do you plan your training?  Or, if that sounds unappealing and you prefer to use the training materials created by someone else, how do they create their training plans?  Is there an obvious logic behind it? Are there principles? Tradition?...