So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

If you have been to one of our swim camps before, you may recall that we tend to wander onto topics that go way beyond swimming itself, when interest and opportunity presents itself among our students. We like to think about and work on: mindfulness body awareness...
What Is The Difference Between Strength, Endurance And Power?

What Is The Difference Between Strength, Endurance And Power?

As you may have noticed from my style of writing on this blog, I try to be careful with definitions of words and use them in technically accurate ways. I appreciate when someone sends me a kind note pointing out where I may have misused or misunderstood a term in its...
Avoid Hitting The Wall On A Long Swim/Run

Avoid Hitting The Wall On A Long Swim/Run

The question about feeding has come up with some swimmers preparing for long swim (more than 2 hours). Something like, “I start to feel suddenly quite tired after an hour or so, and I think I need some food to keep going. What should I eat and drink?  This...
Train To Extend Your Energy

Train To Extend Your Energy

  If you are aspiring to swim longer distance – whatever is ‘long’ to you – I want to recommend to you a different way to view what you need to focus on in your precious training time.  In the first half of practice, when energy is abundant and...
Going Harder And Going Smarter

Going Harder And Going Smarter

I have a couple swimmers in one of our weekly practice groups who are members of a local masters swim group that meets on a two different evenings each week. They came to me some months ago because their coach is great at making them work hard, and work harder, in...