Masters keep the nicest things from their past.
So what if you haven't been swimming for, say, 30 years. Swimming today compared to back then, would be like opening a time capsule.
A couple great swimmers sent me a couple new products they developed. Turns out they work great together.
Last week at the ASCA World Clinic, there were a lot of great new products, and one of our favorites was the new FINIS Agility Paddle.
Now visiting Ann Arbor, Michigan and working with Team Elite at the University of Michigan.
If you're looking for something to strengthen your forearms, especially for breaststroke, here's a quick drill that will do the trick.
Swimming with paddles gives people a feeling of power as they pull, but this drill will help you focus on another aspect of your stroke... reach!
Paddles can sometimes become a crutch, but remove that little rubber tube and they become a great technical training tool.
Every once in a while I get a question about what to do when swimmers travel and end up at a hotel that has an "Olympic-size pool"... like the one shown here.
Here's a fun and challenging drill that can help you learn rhythm and develop power for your freestyle.
Sometimes what you crave is just a mellow hour at the pool. Time to recover and maybe work on your EVF.
Do you limp when you swim freestyle? Do you lean too much to one side or the other because you breathe to only one side? While these things are easy to correct for a short period of time, a permanent fix requires greater focus over a longer period of time. Here's a quick way to experience what a proper, balanced freestyle pull should feel like.