Blogs about American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
How competitive are you?Heck, competitive is in the name of our sport. It’s right there: “competitive swimming.”And yet, a lot of swimmers shy away from being competitive for fear of the negative connotations attached to the word. They worry about appearing greedy or narcissistic.Like most things in life, there is healthy competition and unhealthy competition.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The age group swimming plateau is an experience that just about every swimmer will encounter over the course of their swim career. That certainly doesn’t make it any easier to deal with when it inevitably happens.Whether you are in a small slump, a year-long funk, there are plenty of things that you can do and should remember. Not only are plateaus common, but they are avoidable.
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.
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.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The laps have been completed, you showed up to all those extra morning workouts (even in the dead of winter), you had your nutrition game on point, and know it’s time to pick out a racing suit to help you crush the competition and your personal best times on race day.But what kind of suit should you get? What is the best swim jammer for the particular meet you are attending? In this quick buyer’s guide we are going to break down what to look for when picking the best swimming jammers.

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