Welcome to GoSwim

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Welcome Swimmers, Coaches, and Parents! You have reached the new and updated GoSwim!  We have merged our free site (goswim.tv) and our subscription site (goswimtv.com) into one location:  www.goswim.tv. If you’ve been enjoying our free content, don’t worry!  GoSwim will continue to produce and publish FREE content, including Drills of the Week, motivational articles, swimming.. Continue…

Freestyle – Paddle Grab

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Keeping a straighter line from the fingertips through the forearm, can help developing swimmers understand the idea of creating a larger surface with their arm to pull with. Why do it: While advanced swimmers can initiate the catch with a slight wrist break, it’s important for developing swimmers to understand that creating a surface, from fingers, through.. Continue…

Playing with Balance

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Coaches everywhere wish all their swimmers understood some simple aspects of swimming.  One is how to get your body into a great line in the water to create less resistance. Why do it: Learning that there are parts of your body that float, and parts of your body that sink, will help swimmers understand that by searching.. Continue…

Two Paths to Success?

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So here’s the scenerio. You have an 8-year-old swimmer and, like most 8-year olds, he/she is pretty new to the sport (even 8-year olds who’ve been swimming for a while are NEW to the sport). You have a decision to make… which path to go down for their future?
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All Strokes – The Seven Competitive Turns

All Strokes - The Seven Competitive Turns

It’s easy to break turns down into two forms, open turns, and flip turns.  We wish it was that easy, but competitive swimmers will need to know all seven of the competitive turns. Why do it: Unless you’re only going to swim freestyle, then mastering all the turns will allow you to compete in Individual.. Continue…

Today

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Ultimate success is, as we’ve stated so many times, reaching one’s personal potential.  Ultimate  success in athletics is something that takes many years to achieve. Our goal at GoSwim is to teach skills, and to make swimmers aware of possibilities.  We hope to awaken swimmers to the idea that there are many ways to achieve the.. Continue…

Go Swim Lingo

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By popular request, we’ve put together a glossary of commonly used swimming terms. While this is by no means a complete list of swimming-related terminology, it’s a good place to start if you’re trying to understand some of the language used in our drills, practices, and articles.
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Why Is an Evaluation Better Than a Lesson?

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Teaching has changed, and so have the time demands on parents and swimmers. With a standard swim lesson lasting 60 minutes, the question shouldn’t be how much was taught. It should be, how much can you remember? When does the REAL teaching take place?  The imprinting of habits, or illustrations of incorrect techniques will be.. Continue…

Upload Your Videos for Evaluations

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While nothing can replace working with your coach, if you don’t have a coach, and need help, we’re providing the following service. Receive a professional evaluation performed by our staff at GoSwim! See a sample evaluation here. FILMING GUIDELINES:  Film in a 25-yard or 25-meter pool.  Film single lengths (film a 25 rather than a.. Continue…

Freestyle – Reach Full Extension

Freestyle - Reach Full Extension

Learning to reach your goals, starts with learning to reach in the pool. Why do it: Reaching full extension in freestyle is a necessary foundation for swimmers at every level. Learning to create a slippery line to glide through the water, which requires balance, and a sense of flying, will allow you the ability to.. Continue…