Better Breathing Near The Wall

Better Breathing Near The Wall

We are often focused on fixing breathing problems during the stroking part of the swim, what’s happening away from the wall in the lap lane of the pool. But as I work with swimmers to uncover the causes of their breathlessness we may eventually come to look at...

Skin Care For Pool Swimmers

If any of you, like me, are around family members who are not swimmers, you may get polite but concerned comments about how much you smell like chlorine after being at the pool. When I was a kid I would lick my skin and sniff as a reminder of the practice coming that...
Courtesy In A Crowded Lane

Courtesy In A Crowded Lane

This post continues the discussion from When Swimming In A Crowded Lane… Here are some guidelines I’ve used to help me be a more courteous swimmer in a crowded lane and contribute to a more peaceful pool space. First and foremost… Be Friendly I very...
New Stroke Demo Videos

New Stroke Demo Videos

I was in Clermont, Florida last week to attend a joint ‘Fast Forward’ TI Coach 2.0 training camp led by my colleague Tracey Baumann and Erin Glynn and a TI Triathlon Training Camp led by coaches Celeste Saint Pierre, Suzanne Atkinson and Dinah Damian. Head...
Your Potential At Other Distances

Your Potential At Other Distances

This post is related to my 100 yard Sprint Improvement Project I discussed in the previous post. It is not common for swimmers – elite or regular citizen athletes – to train on both ends of the event spectrum – short sprints (like 50, 100) to long...
Shallow Pool Effect

Shallow Pool Effect

Back in the 18th century Benjamin Franklin documented his observation that vessels in shallow water move slower than vessels in deep water (with all other things equal between the vessels). Why? As the vessel moves forward it is pushing against the water in all...