Freestyle – Head Position

Head Position Blog

Slight changes in your head position can have a big impact on how fast you are in freestyle. Why do it: Focusing on head position, rather than allowing your eyes to distract you, can help your body stay in a more proper line, which can provide better balance, better rotation, better extension, a more productive.. Continue…

Freestyle – Flutter From the Hips

Flutter Kick Blog

Developing the proper flutter kick starts to teach swimmers about how less is more, and focusing during kick sets can help make you a better swimmer. Why do it: Flutter kick is the most used kick in swimming, so you can consider this a foundational aspect of competitive swimming.  Learning how to harness the power.. Continue…

Deckshots Mobile App

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Our soon to be released mobile integration with our Deckshots sharing platform. This app makes it incredibly simple for a coach to film their swimmers using their smart phone, then tap the swimmer’s name, then assign the stroke, and you’re all set. The video is uploaded to our server, and a notification sent to the.. Continue…

GoSwim Lite Mobile App

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Our free app, which has been downloaded around the world more than 250,000 times, gives you immediate access to our Drill of the Week videos, our articles, our pictures, our twitter feed, and a nice selection of immediately updated swimming news. Download the app for iOS here. Download the app for Android here. Continue…

Turns – Underwater Dolphin

Turns - Underwater Dolphin

Make the most out of every pushoff and start, great underwater dolphin kicks will change your entire potential in the sport or swimming. Why do it: The fastest you’re going during swimming is when you’re leaving the wall.  The goal then becomes hanging on to that speed for as long as possible.  Underwater dolphins can.. Continue…

Go Light or Go Home!

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First, let me start by saying I’m no expert on dryland training.  I’m just a coach who asks experts what the swimmers should do, so this is more of an observation as a coach and as a rehabilitating athlete (someone who doesn’t work out as much as he should and, when he does, forgets he’s.. Continue…

All Strokes – Streamline

All Strokes - Streamline

We’re stepping way back here, to the simplest, yet most important skill in competitive swimming. Coach’s from across the world will say this swimming definition more than any other word, and say it more frequently… Streamline. Why do it: Travel farther, faster, with less effort, and initiate a foundation that allows you to build efficient.. Continue…

Best iPhone Waterproof Case

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If you’re planning on filming your swimmers, which should be a standard part of your athlete instruction, the BEST case for your iPhone is the Hitcase!  There is also a special package deal for GoSwim friends.  This includes the case for the iPhone 5, plus the longest pole to accommodate every possible pool design. Just because a case.. Continue…

All Strokes – Practice Pushoffs

All Strokes - Practice Pushoffs

When working with new swimmers, it’s very important they start to understand that everything they do in practice has a purpose. Why do it: No matter which turn you’re doing, you’ll leave the wall in a very similar fashion. You’ll either be on your side, or on your back, you’ll never be on your stomach.. Continue…