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Video: A swim coaches analysis of Lance Armstrong's swim stroke by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Mar 2012 1:45pm An oldie but a goodie now that Lance Armstrong is competing in Ironman races. According to the videos description, "Swim Smooth Head Coach Paul Newsome takes a look at the recently publicised footage of Lance Armstrong swimming in Kona, Hawaii. Paul critiques his stroke, highlights the strengths of how he swims and provides a f ... Read on »
Swim Stroke Sundaes by Will C. Patient Expert Posted Sun 09 Feb 2014 11:53am When I blink my eyes, everything is different. Slightly, ever so slightly closer to tomorrow. To next month. Next year. I just wish I could remember this. Every time. Before they go on their way. When raising 10 and 15 year old daughters, I have to be persistent. If I want them to refine their swim stroke, I’ve learned that ... Read on »
How to Use Different Swimming Strokes to Target Different Muscle Groups by Kodjoworkout Posted Sun 01 Dec 2013 6:11am Swimming is one of the most underrated forms of exercise out there. While everyone knows that swimming can be very good for you, few people it seems recognize just how many different ways it can improve your health, or just how versatile it is and how capable of meeting different goals and targets. ... Read on »
Critique My Swim Stroke by Jeff Irvin Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Jan 2011 6:56pm When I decided to do my first Triathlon in May of '09 I was an extremely poor swimmer and really had not even tried to swim a lap since I was a 7-year old kid trying to obtain my Tadpole Badge from the local YMCA.  I was terrified of doing the 500-meter swim so I spent a lot of time in the pool trying to learn how to swim freestyle.  All that tim ... Read on »
WHAT ARE THE STROKES IN SWIMMING? by CoachKennedy Posted Wed 28 Oct 2009 10:34pm Freestyle – Is the fastest and most efficient swimming technique Backstroke – Is the only stroke that is swum on the back, the swimmer looking up Butterfly – Is powerful, graceful and fast Breaststroke – Is one of the easiest and most relaxing strokes Read on »
Article on Triathlon Swimming Technique by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 04 Jun 2009 10:11pm Triathlon Swimming in a Nutshell Marty Gaal - June 2003 The swim portion of a triathlon is usually one of the biggest challenges for both newcomers and veterans in the sport. The swim of even the shortest sprint event presents a host of difficulties. You may find yourself surrounded by thrashing bodies, gasping for air, when someone inadvert ... Read on »
Busting the Five Most Common Swim Faults by Tom H. Patient Expert Posted Sat 04 Apr 2009 11:36pm Most of us have aspects to our swim stroke that can be improved. What are they and how important are they? Which should we spend time correcting? The most common swimming faults I observe in my daily routine as a coach have been outlined below. They are listed in the order of most to least importance as I see it, which is also the order of ... Read on »
Swimming To Get Fit: A Personal Training Tip From Equinox Fitness in Downtown San Francisco by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Fri 22 Jan 2010 12:00am   by fitness trainer Yu Hannah Watanabe   Many gym members peek into the pool and shyly walk away. Some don’t engage in swimming due to physical insecurities. Others have technical issues with their stroke, making swimming an inefficient exercise at best, and risking injury at worst. Regardless of a perso ... Read on »
Rev3 Half--The Swim by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Jun 2010 5:53pm I get pretty fired up for races. I am nervous, excited, anxious.....ready to put my heart and soul into whatever I am doing. My performance at races is important to me. It's where I get to put all the training out on the line. Many many hours/week are spent preparing for those few hours on the race course. You better believe I am going to give ev ... Read on »
Triathlon For Runners: Triathlon Swimming 101 by Amy H. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 10:09pm       This article is part of a new series focused on triathlon information for runners.  Since we know cross training is good for runners and biking and swimming are popular cross training exercise, why not mix it up and add a triathlon race to your calendar?   Lana, from her blog The Fire Inside  offered her expertise in this topic in ... Read on »