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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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injury, Lionel Sanders, training -

blueseventy athlete Lionel Sanders recently suffered a sacral fracture after a fall from his bike during a long brick workout. Due to this injury he's been off running and is has been doing limited cycling for several weeks. To make up for it, he's putting in effort to find improvements in his swim. We caught up with him to find out how his swim training has changed while he recovers.  "Since the injury I've been confined to pulling.  Fortunately though, this is probably my biggest area of improvement.  The delta between my pulling and swimming is very large.  Around 10s per...

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70.3, California, eric lagerstrom, Helix, IRONMAN, races, racing, swimming, triathlon -

blueseventy pro, Eric Lagerstrom, expertly navigated the new swim course at Ironman Oceanside 70.3, finishing first with a gap of 15 seconds.

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Professional triathlete Eric Lagerstrom took the plunge in January with a cold, 46 degree, swim in the Sandy River, Oregon.

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