Should The Expert Swimmer Become A Beginner Again?

Should The Expert Swimmer Become A Beginner Again?

The Joy of a Beginner It is a great pleasure to work with a new swimmer or one who is totally new to our way of swimming and training and have them be so open and excited at the new possibilities and see hope emerging in their mind. Their joy of discovery becomes my...

What Is Your Philosophy And Ethic Of Sport?

One of the figures in body work that has inspired me for many years is Kelly Starrett of The Ready State. He does more than develop solutions for athletes, he is an advocate for the wider well-being of people of all types and ages. Kelly has such a wonderfully far...
Case Study Of My Body Composition

Case Study Of My Body Composition

Here is a follow up to Your Body Composition And Strength Matter For Speed… Case Study of My Body Composition My body composition is quite lean, and I am on the more ‘compact’ side of males – 176 cm tall and only about 65 kg (143 lbs). I enjoy...
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...
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...
Choose A Role Model… That Fits You

Choose A Role Model… That Fits You

It is very likely that most of you reading this article have also browsed online videos of marvelous swimmers that you admire in some way.  Who would be your favorite? And maybe you’ve gone one step further to study one of those in particular and have started to...
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