I Want The Strength To Be Comfortable

I Want The Strength To Be Comfortable

In training for both running and swimming I have a primary objective behind it all – I want to be skilled enough and strong enough to handle a wide range of interesting exploration opportunities. When I come across an inviting patch of water or a trail wandering...
My Home Strength & Conditioning Routine

My Home Strength & Conditioning Routine

Since many of us can’t get to water, and some have asked, I will share the exercise routine that I do for strength & conditioning outside of running and swimming. I view as the activities I do in order to build better motor control, stability and strength to...
Have Extra Time? Improve Your Posture

Have Extra Time? Improve Your Posture

If I had to choose a second improvement project for pool-exiled swimmers with more time on your hands, I would assign the work of improving posture.  This essay is part of a series discussing the kind of complementary training you can do while kept away from the pool...
Your Body Composition And Strength Matter For Speed

Your Body Composition And Strength Matter For Speed

Over the years I have worked with the widest range of bodies I can image – young and old, tall and short, large and small, very buoyant and very not, muscular and frail – all sorts. When one is working with a body at any of the extremes several...
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...
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...
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