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Coach Chris Bragg explains this simple change for swim technique which will result in immediate improvement.

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We are very excited to announce a partnership with Bryan Mineo, more popularly known as The Swim Mechanic. Mineo is a open water swim coach who helps create efficient and confident swimmers by breaking down open water swimming mechanics into digestible pieces. Mineo also runs SMOG (Swim Mechanic Ocean Group), the successful open water swim group based out of Los Angeles. “I see blueseventy as the quintessential wetsuit brand that has withstood the test of time. I’m humbled to wear their colors and share their passion for open water and triathlon with my entire SMOG community.” - Bryan Mineo Founded in...

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Alys Thomas, nero, r10, races, racing, sponsorship, swimming -

Alys Thomas has sat proudly at the top of the 200m butterfly FINA world rankings since that stunning 2:05.45 gold medal winning swim at Australia’s Commonwealth Games in April. She’s now got a busy schedule at the Glasgow 2018 European Swimming Championships, but Sunday’s 200 fly is the focus for the 27 year-old Swansea, Wales based swimmer.  Her swim on the Gold Coast was a breakthrough international medal that took years of patience and perseverance, including overcoming injures that have forced her to practice underwater skills relentlessly while arm injuries prevented her from swimming on the surface. We caught up...

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In the previous post we explored the benefits of tapering, no matter the athlete or the sport. But what actually is taper? It’s an interesting topic to discuss because there isn’t one formula that works for all athletes or sports, and thus welcomes a wide variety of experimentation and tinkering by the athlete and coach. One taper formula that works great for your teammate might make you feel like a rock in the water at your big meet, which emphasizes the point of how individuals need to work towards the best solution for their own body and mind. A taper...

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Taper. It’s a sacred word for athletes across all sports. It’s a word that’s taken on a mystical quality in the swimming community especially over the course of the last decade, as if it’s heresy for a swimmer to go fast at a meet when they are not tapered. But what actually is taper? It’s an interesting topic to discuss because there is not one formula that works for all athletes or sports, and thus welcomes a wide variety of experimentation and tinkering by the athlete and coach. One taper formula that works great for an athlete might make you...

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