Swim Blog

Athleticism for Age Group Swimmers

About the Author: Lee Sommers is a strength and conditioning coach and consultant to Fitter and Faster Swim Tour as well as for Nations Capital and Rockville Municipal Swim Club. He trained [...]

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Downhill Swimming: Freestyle

Imagine the pool you’re currently swimming in gets tipped downhill… Think of the momentum you could create swimming downhill versus a steady uphill grind!  The first thing we consider [...]

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Coaches Corner: Leading & Learning with Passion

Unique Journeys, Same Goal

Suggested Audience: Coaches, Parents, Athletes & Team Administrators

SHOW DATE: Wednesday, February 23rd, Recorded. 

Coaching from the heart Dani Korman and Abby Brethauer were teammates at Kenyon College and won National Championships together! Since that time both women have gone on to have incredible success [...]

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Coaches Corner: Leading Future Legends, Jason Calanog

Legends Before They Were Legends

Suggested Audience: Coaches, Parents, Athletes & Team Administrators

SHOW DATE: Wednesday, January 12th, Recorded. 

Coaching Future Olympic Champions Jason Calanog is the Associate Head Coach at Texas A & M Men’s Swimming. In the past year the Aggie program as blossomed into one of the best [...]

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Coaches Corner: Creating Team Culture

Team Culture

Suggested Audience: Coaches, Parents, Athletes & Team Administrators

SHOW DATE: Wednesday, January 5th, Recorded. 

Team Culture NC State’s Associate Head Coach Brian Barnes has extensive experience working with a variety of programs throughout his successful career in the swimming community. Over the [...]

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Coaches Corner: Small Market Success, Coach Chris Everett

Creating a successful small-market team.

Suggested Audience: Coaches, Parents, Athletes & Team Administrators

SHOW DATE: Wednesday, December 22nd, Recorded. 

Swimming Fast in Rural America Chris Everett is the Head Coach of Mercury Swimming, located in the Southern Tier of New York State, made up of mostly-rural, agriculturally based communities. [...]

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How do You Balance School and Swimming?

1. Productive, successful people commit themselves to the cultivating their time management.  For swimmers who balance the rigors of school with the requirements for swimming – the struggle is [...]

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