As the title suggests, this study followed the occurrence of injuries (and a prevention program) over the course of 15 years in the Japanese national s…
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I sat with this article for awhile as I tried to clearly understand it’s perspective. it’s not that it was a hard read, but as a firm supporter of USRP…
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There has been a recent boom of wearable technology for swimmers, each gadget making claims of its own. From splits to stroke identification you can fi…
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Butterfly hand position - What do you think?
I’m in a discussion with a parent and I’d like to know your thoughts on this: When entering in butterfly how should the hands be positioned? Wri…
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For most of my coaching career I’ve followed a simple logic: In every stroke except for breaststroke, gliding = slowing down. That makes perfect sense …
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If you’ve ever tried making technique corrections to an already efficient swimmer then you know how quickly advice can get subjective! We start saying …
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For all of my swimming career I heard advice like “go out fast and hold on” and so it’s nice to see real numbers and results to back up recommended pac…
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This study deals with the backstroke start when a wedge isn't present. In pools where wedges are not available, research like this still quite relevant…
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Here's an interesting question: Can we improve a swimmer’s performance by taking away their phone at night? That's the question the authors of the pape…
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I’ve read studies before that look at the effect of different types of training methods on athlete’s performances, but I’ve never seen one this specifi…
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