The Race

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While visiting a team recently, the swimmers hit us up with many questions. One of the questions was about managing nerves at the big meets.  While there are many ideas on how to deal with nerves, and many will be athlete dependent, when put on the spot, my answer was simple. To be confident on.. Continue…

The How and Why of Filming Swimmers

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Over the past 12 months, we’ve traveled nearly 35,000 miles, visiting teams, and filming swimmers. Compiling all that data, we realized that we’ve just passed 8,000 lengths of video filmed and evaluated. When I started filming swimmers years ago, I had always dreamed things would be this easy.  This year is proof that we’re to.. Continue…

Bob Bowman – ASU

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Predictions and expectations for a team visit are typically as far off as when I play the lottery… you RARELY guess right.  Visiting the Mens’ Head Olympic Coach, Bob Bowman at his practice, was par for the course… the expectation was FAR from reality. After the usual hanging out before practice, Bob was very quick with,.. Continue…

Blackout

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While visiting with my good friend and World Champion 200 Breaststroker Nick Nevid, he shared a story that was simply amazing. Years back Nick was coaching a team in Georgia, and each day a man would come into the pool for a swim.  He wasn’t the best “competitive” swimmer, but Nick could tell there was.. Continue…

Victory

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Man it’s GREAT to win! It’s what we work for, what we spend our time training for, what we dream of at night trying to get to sleep, and, basically, as an athlete, what we live for. Once achieved, the typical reaction is a HUGE celebration with fists raised in the air, a loud yell, and a smile from ear to ear.
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Consistency is Tough

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Starting a new habit seems like you’re doing something for the 1st time. Being this is the beginning of a new year, we hear everyone’s “resolutions”.  What we’re all going to do DIFFERENT this year.  What can we do that will make 2016 the BEST year of our professional and personal lives? Creating goals that.. Continue…

All Strokes – Unique Facility

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Heading out for a year, visiting teams, we’re excited to start our year with our old friends at Navy.  Coming home, in a way, brought back some good memories about this unique facility, and will spur unique applications of practice. Why do it: Finding out what’s unique about your pool, and creating drills, or sets.. Continue…

Freestyle – Building The Stroke

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Spending time with the Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club, we had a chance to watch the group performing the following drill.  The attention to detail was evident, and it was great to watch.  Coach Matt Beckwith shared this with us, where he also said he’d borrowed it from Paul Yetter. Why do it: Building a solid.. Continue…

Aquajets – Head Games

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This week, visiting Aquajets in Minnesota, we got a glimpse of how they work on stable head position by limited drills. Why do it: We all know that a stable head makes for a better body position and an equal degree of rotation for freestyle and backstroke. How to do it: 1 – Rather than.. Continue…