Category: "Swim" Articles

September 1, 2016
On Jan. 1, 2011, I attempted to start my year off with a 10-day Master Cleanse. That's right—10 days of drinking nothing but a questionable concoction of water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne...
April 1, 2016
They may say that ignorance is bliss, but in the world of triathlon, knowledge is power. Knowledge and lots of practice, of course.  There's no doubt that the sport can be intimidating. Those triathletes...
April 1, 2016
Streamline This is your free speed off the wall, whether it’s a start or a turn. It is the fastest moment of your stroke. Raise arms behind your head and tuck behind your ears....
December 1, 2015
As seasons change and temperatures drop, so do opportunities to get in a swimming workout. Most City of Austin public pools, for instance, close when school starts in the fall and stay locked up...
May 1, 2015
Tips to perfect your swim kick (and become a stronger swimmer).
April 1, 2015
Early age instruction can set you (and your child) up for aquatic success.
October 1, 2014
I like to think that feel for the water is like rhythm for a dancer. Though some people seem to be naturally gifted, a feel for the water is certainly a skill for swimmers...
August 1, 2014
One of the most common things I hear from my swim clients is that they are “horrible” swimmers. They make faces when they talk about their swimming; they downgrade their ability; essentially, they badmouth...
July 1, 2014
Balance in swimming can help—or hinder—technique. Coach Kim Brackin offers an explanation for how balance in the form can help improve swimming and provides drills for practice.
June 1, 2014
Face your fear and drop the excuses. It’s time to swim.
May 1, 2014
Keys for parents to help their kids excel in the pool—and life
February 1, 2014
Triathlete Yolanda Porter discusses how she worked to overcome her fear of drowning.
January 1, 2014
Pointers for taking your swim workout out of the pool.
June 1, 2013
Making swimming a family tradition
May 1, 2013
Goals work best when they have certain characteristics.
April 9, 2013
Using your lungs to improve your breathing.
March 1, 2013
Why you should add swimming to your fitness routine.
February 7, 2013
Heeding anomalies in the lap lane