Dryland: Before You Dive In

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 2:19:26 PM by jennymann in Swimming, in Exercise, in cool down, in foam rolling, in training, in injury prevention, in mobility, in Video, in stretching, in warm up, in Workout

The Five Best Exercises to do Before Training

Most of us swimmers know that when it comes to practice, if you’re not early, you’re late. Arriving early gives you the time you need to fix your goggles, put your cap on and catch up with your teammates. Most of us do some half hearted stretches and stare somewhat nervously at the blue abyss of the water (let’s be honest, we’re swimmers but we hate ACTUALLY getting in), but what if we could use that time to set ourselves up for a more successful practice? SwimLabs sat down with Avatus Stone, Director of Explosive Performance, one of the biggest sports performance training companies in the country, to find out how to maximize the time we have on deck before diving in.

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Searching for the Perfect Freestyle

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 1:55:42 PM by jennymann in Swimming, in Swim school, in SwimLabs, in nathan adrian, in training, in freestyle, in kara lynn joyce, in Video, in swim technique, in Workout

Searching for the Perfect Freestyle - The Key Technique Components and the Best Ways to Improve

Freestyle—it’s the foundation of swimming and usually serves as the base of most of our training. It can sometimes seem easy to learn because we practice it so much. But what if we are doing it wrong or taking it for granted because it’s so “easy”? Is there a perfect freestyle we should all be reaching for? We sat down with SwimLabs’ Olympian instructor Kara Lynn Joyce and Biomechanics expert Trever Gray to figure out what the optimal freestyle is and how we can achieve it.

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