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covid-19, DIY, swimming, training -

Struggling with pool closures and no open water nearby? We've mentioned using swim cords as an efficient way to work on stroke and strength from the safety of your home. However, for those of you unable to find a pair online with the higher demand in all things exercise equipment these days (or if you're just a dedicated do it yourselfer), our good friend Guy Crawford gave us the low down on creating a working pair yourself with items you can easily find at a local hardware store. Let's get to it.  (Scroll to the end if you'd prefer to listen...

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covid-19, Lionel Sanders, swimming, training, triathlon -

Never one to just sit on the sidelines, Lionel Sanders is using his time away from the pool to reboot his swim. We checked in with professional triathlete, Lionel Sanders to see what he is doing to maintain swim fitness, and keep training going while pools are closed.  Lionel responded that he's not overly concerned right now about his fitness level for the swim, as that is easily rebuilt.  "Right now I am not too concerned with maintaining swim fitness. From experience, I know how quickly you can get back to peak swim form, at least as a weaker swimmer....

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carrie lester, covid-19, swimming, training, triathlon -

Missing your familiar pool sessions during the Coronavirus shut downs? We checked in with blueseventy professional triathlete Carrie Lester to see how she's making the most of the time out of the water.  "Most of us are well into COVID-19 lockdown now, with no sign yet of when we will be back swimming in our local pools. It is inevitable that over this time some swim fitness will be lost, but we can do our best to maintain some strength and technique from some dry land exercises. I am a big fan of the Swim Cordz (stretch cordz, swim bands...

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competition, swimming, tech suits, USA Swimming, youth swimmers -

Changes are coming for swimmers age 12 and under in the USA. Last fall USA Swimming announced a rule change that will ban the use of technical swimwear (tech suits) for youth participants. This new rule will go into effect September 1st, 2020.  Unsure of the specifics of the new rule? Here are are few easy guidelines that will help you sort out if your suit, or the suit you're looking to purchase will be legal once this change goes into effect.  See the full rule information here.  The new rule states:  102.8 SWIMWEAR .1 Design G. No Technical Suit may...

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chris bagg, injury, swimming, training -

Swimmers often experience painful shoulders which can be traced back to imbalances in the body. Follow the advice of coach Chris Bagg with these five key exercises to reverse the imbalance and improve your swimmer's shoulder for pain-free swimming.

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