Should You Take Up A Second Sport?

Should You Take Up A Second Sport?

Should you take up running (or some other activity) to supplement your swimming? I saw a discussion on a swim coach Facebook page asking what other coaches thought about making their age-group swimmers do some running as part of their conditioning for swimming. There...
Do You Have A Healthy Diet Of Discomfort?

Do You Have A Healthy Diet Of Discomfort?

Change Is Stressful If anyone hasn’t got the memo yet, the news is out: the world is changing, and quickly. Change is stressful to the body and mind, even when that change is taking a person in a better direction. That stress is a sign of the body’s...
When We Return To The Water…

When We Return To The Water…

There are some of us who were swimming so well – skillfully and strong – just before our access to the water was cut off by the global crisis. There are some of us who were building up our fitness for an upcoming event, and still had a long way to go. Now,...
The Power Of Your Adaptability

The Power Of Your Adaptability

What interesting times! I imagine you are, as I am, being bombarded with helpful information about COVID-19, receiving offers to gather online or do virtual workouts with others, and perhaps several opportunistic sales advertisements. I won’t add to that. I...
Don’t Stop At The Wall!

Don’t Stop At The Wall!

Stopping Is Not Natural Can you imagine running 10 km (up to an hour for some folks) or even 5 km (up to a half hour) in a race or for fitness and doing it in a basketball court? And, rather than run loops around the perimeter of the court, imagine covering that...
Can You Trick Yourself Into A Longer Stroke?

Can You Trick Yourself Into A Longer Stroke?

When you are working on improving your stroke length (stroke count) or stroke rate (tempo) there are neural tricks you can perform to get your body to make a fairly quick improvement in a single practice. But, in many cases, those improvements hold up for only a few...
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