Blogs about American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)

Monday, May 08, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
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There is a ton of different swim equipment out there for both the novice and competitive swimmer. From paddles to pull buoys to swim fins there is a never-ending pile of equipment to choose from when we hop in the water.As a long-time competitive swimmer I have had a chance to play around with most of them. Here are the three essential tools swimmers need in order to swim faster:1. Tempo Trainer Pro.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
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When it comes to swimming, the breaststroke looks easy. After all, the arm recovery is underwater, unlike the butterfly stroke, you get to breathe every stroke, and there are recovery periods for both the upper and lower body limbs during the course of the stroke cycle.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
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For competitive swimmers there are fewer better moments than putting on a brand new racing suit for the first time. Slipping into a $300 piece of fabric that has literally been designed by space scientists and that you know will help you swim faster is a glowing moment.Here are three things that the fellas should be remembering when picking out a tech suit for men.1. Comfort and fit.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
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The log book is one of the most powerful allies in your battle to becoming a faster swimmer. Here are 5 less-talked-about benefits to writing out your swim practices.When it comes to achieving that one thing we all want in the water—becoming insanely fast—writing out your swim workouts is as simple, and as powerful as it gets.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
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The swim season is a long, long haul. For many fast age group swimmers there is no season—it’s non-stop from September to August, with a week or two to recover, catch up on socializing, and prepare for another monster season.With the length of the season it’s natural that there are going to be some serious dips in motivation. Sustaining that kind of focus and discipline for the seemingly endless swim practices is hard. I get it. Been there, done that.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
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It’s the injury that is so common for swimmer’s that it is literally called “swimmer’s shoulder.”
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
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Swimmers spend a whole heap of time swimming up and down that tiled black line.From those shiver-inducing 4:45am workouts, to the long holiday training camps, to a season that a never quite seems to end competitive swimmers invest a lot into the sport. This commitment extends itself to weight training for swimmers, and to the “dryland” side of their workouts.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
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For swimmers there are fewer things they like hearing more than “paddles and fins!” The reasons are simple, it’s a break from the monotonous nature of most swim workouts, that can last up to two hours and cover nearly 7,000m per session, and of course, wearing paddles and fins is simply fun.After all, you get to go a whole lot faster than you normally would.Here are some best reasons that swimming paddles will help you become a faster swimmer.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
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Swimmers love their toys in the water—and swim paddles are no exception. In a mesh bag that includes fins, a pull buoy, snorkel and a multitude of other pieces of swimming equipment, there is perhaps nothing that swimmers regard with as much fondness as their paddles.Here are a few of the reasons that swimmers go ga-ga when it comes to training with swim paddles:

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