Blogs about Swimming

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
One of the big problems a lot of swimmers have is their ability to overthink what they are doing in the water.The worry too much about what the competition is doing, they get stressed over their outcome-based goals, or they fixate on past performances. Instead, adopt a more process-based approach that will help you prepare more efficiently and avoid the stress and anxiety that comes with overthinking.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
No matter how committed you are to your goals there will be days where the last thing you want to do is go to the pool. Here’s how to battle through those lulls so that the work gets done at practice.I love swimming.
Monday, October 08, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Looking for some help on improving your swimming this season? Here are some resources to help you boost your training and competition in the pool this year.How to Prevent Swimmer's Shoulder. A guide that was written with several top physiotherapists, Olympic coaches and former Olympic champions that covers everything from why our shoulders go bust (overuse and muscle imbalances are two of the biggies) and some of the things that you can do to bullet-proof your shoulders in the pool.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Swimming faster isn’t all that complicated when you really think about it. Each day work on becoming a little more efficient and a little more conditioned and you will steadily improve over time. And yet, a lot of swimmers have a hard time bursting through the inevitable plateaus that occur over time.If you are doing everything you can to improve the fundamentals of your stroke and you are busting your butt through the aerobic and power sessions in the water, there are some additional things that you can do to swim faster this season.Here are a few of my favorites:
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Ready to unleash some faster swimming this season?Sure ya are—here are some proven ways that you can get more from yourself in the water this season, whether it’s hammering down on a high-performance mindset or spending a little extra time doing warm-down, let’s get you swimming like a rock star this season.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
You’ve worked hard, done all the meters and yards, mastered your nutrition, fixed your bad sleeping habits, and sharpened your skills through the taper and specific phases of your training. And now, it’s time to drop the hammer on your personal best times in competition.But first, you need to pick yourself up a racing suit in order to maximize all of your hard work. Here are some tips for picking the best swim jammers.
Monday, June 11, 2018 • Hyattsville, MD 20782
The Bio Mechanic
For the past 9 months, practically everyone who knows even the tiniest bit about me has been asking what I'm training for these days (because even the most casual acquaintance knows I'm a training/racing freak). Until last week the answer has been: nothing. To most triathletes, this means I've had nothing to live for! It is a weird answer for me to give considering that for the past 10 years I have trained for and completed in multiple races per year. So how did I decide that NOT racing was a good idea?
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Ready to get your lap swim on? Here’s what you need to know about one of the essentials of crushing it in the water—a waterproof fitness tracker for swimming.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The pool noodle is one of the most enjoyable pieces of swim equipment kicking around the pool deck. The uses for it are basically only as limited as your imagination.Whether you are just splashing around, learning to swim, or looking to get a serious workout in, there is plenty of awesomeness that comes when you pick out the best pool noodle for your water activities.Here’s just some of the fun things you can do in the water with these bad boys:Getting used to being in the water.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Ready to hit the local lap pool and get in shape by crushing some lengths in the water? You’re in good company—millions take to their local aquatic facilities on the daily to get in shape. Swimming is fantastic exercise. Not only do you get a great aerobic workout (along with the lung capacity training that comes with having to hold your breath while swimming), but you are also able to get fit without thrashing your joints or exclusively targeting one area of your body.But first thing’s first.