Freestyle - Resistance Catch Training

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jun 19, 2012 09:22AM

If you want to have some fun with stretch cords and a Tempo Trainer, here's a quick, challenging sequence to help you learn a better pull.


Turns - How Many Dolphins?

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Apr 03, 2012 08:13AM

Even though the majority of time at swim practice is spent going back and forth, it's the switching from one direction to the other that is more important than ever.


Swimming Pic of the Week - Balance - 03/02/12

By Glenn Mills to Pic of the Week | Mar 02, 2012 09:56AM

This picture is from a new series we're producing for


Swimming Question of the Week - September 29, 2010

By Glenn Mills to Question of the Week | Sep 29, 2010 10:05AM

Last year I set out to do some long swimming, so adjustments needed to be made to my stroke...


Swimming Set of the Week - June 25, 2010

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Jun 25, 2010 02:15PM

Here's a short, quick set that combines stroke-counting and speed. It works well on the day before a meet, when you don't want to do too much, but want to know that your engines are firing and that you can generate easy speed.


Pulling Power

By Glenn Mills to Articles | Mar 31, 2010 12:07PM

While the title of this article may be misleading, especially since we just got back from NCAAs, this is really about limiting pulling power.


Freestyle - High-Elbow Catch

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Mar 16, 2010 08:44AM

Catch-catch-catch... seems as if all we talk about is a high-elbow catch. For good reason. Nothing will move you through the water more effectively than an early, high-elbow catch in freestyle.


Freestyle - Discovering Efficiency Step 3

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jul 21, 2009 08:22AM

Heart rate is the key to Step 3 in our freestyle series on how to discovery efficiency.


Freestyle - Discovering Efficiency Step 2

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jul 07, 2009 08:21AM

In Step 1 of our series on discovering efficiency, we counted strokes. In Step 2, we'll add a simple focus point... speed.


Swimming Set of the Week - July 3, 2009

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Jul 03, 2009 07:10AM

With all the talk this week about stroke count, stroke rate, dps, and efficiency, here's a short set that lets you play with all those elements. Four lengths for July 4th.


Freestyle - Discovering Efficiency, Step 1

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jun 30, 2009 08:20AM

When swimmers begin the quest to discover the most efficient freestyle, they often think that Step 1 is to achieve a super-low stroke count. But a lower stroke count doesn't automatically produce a more efficient stroke.


Sports Science Topic - June 29, 2007

By Jonty Skinner to Articles | Jun 29, 2009 10:36AM

How do you balance efficiency and stroke rate, and which is more important to key on in training to improve performance?

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