Tag Archives: swimming

The Recovery Phase of the Swim Stroke is Exactly That

It’s easy to get bogged down in the technicalities associated with executing a proper swim stroke recovery and forget the guiding principle behind it. And that is . . . wait for it . . . to recover. From the … Continue reading

Posted in Swim, Training, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Should swimming hard look hard?

Swimmers are a hard lot. We enter the pool at 5:30 in the morning, swim massive yards—swim them hard—and then do it again in the afternoon. We do it day after day. No easy sets. No extra rest. All pain. All guts. No … Continue reading

Posted in Swim | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

2-count vs 3-count breathing

“Do I need to swim with 3-count, or bilateral, breathing?” No. I’m surprised how many swimmers believe they MUST take three strokes between breaths. It’s just not true. A 2-count breathing pattern is perfectly acceptable. 2-count breathing means taking two … Continue reading

Posted in Swim, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sun Yang 2012 Olympic 1500-meter swim world record!

I’m telling you, this guy makes me cry he’s so smooth. You can see highlights of Sun Yang’s 1500-meter world record swim here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/swimming/highlights-sun-yang-wins-gold-in-1500m-freestyle.html. Some quick comments on this amazing swim: Stroke rate: He holds a steady 0.96 stroke rate … Continue reading

Posted in Swim | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment