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SwimLabs Stories: Forty Minutes

Posted on Jun 26, 2018 5:06:03 PM by Rachel Petersen in training, in race, in technique, in SwimLabs

Why SwimLabs? Forty minutes.  I cut forty minutes off of my 10k swim after working at SwimLabs.  

My stroke dramatically improved as I eliminated inefficiencies. I incorporated a two beat kick. For the longer distance, this helped save energy. I had a few lessons at SwimLabs and Mike helped me add more reach, power, and rotation to my stroke. As I practiced and when I raced, I cycled through the list, e.g. reach, finish, and quick breath, so that my overall stroke improved.  

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Swim Skill Tips: Start Now For Race Performance This Season

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 5:31:24 PM by Melissa Mantak, Elite Swim Coach in Swim Tips, in Swimming tips from an instructor, in race, in summer swim camp, in Swim Team

In my work, teaching and coaching go hand in hand. I teach skills and coach how to apply them over time to reach your goals and dreams. When asked about how to improve open water swim performance in a race, my first question is: are you optimizing your pool time now?

Fitness will only take you so far. By improving your skill, strength, and speed in the pool now, you increase your success on race day. Here are 8 tips to implement in your training:

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