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Improve your swimming training or swimming coaching with tips from these articles, which are here to help every angle of your swimming technique… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Swimming training: methods to improve swimming speed

By applying new research courtesy of fluid dynamics and supercomputers, every swimmer can swim faster

David Walliams' Endurance Swimming Coach Reveals All

Endurance Training and Mental Toughness for Long Distance Swimming

Children participating in swimming training exhibit increased oxidative stress

Oxidative stress in swimmers

Swimmers affected by body clock

Circadian rhythms affect swimming performance

Swimming technique: stroke training to improve swimming times

Swimming Training: An overview of the basics of technique for all strokes and specific training needs

Sports psychology: how swimmers approach training and competition

The importance of paying attention in sport

Swimming training: why high-intensity training is more productive for swimmers than high-volume training

Traditional high-volume model of training will NOToptimise performance

Strength training: gym exercises to improve swimming performance

Swimmers need to follow a programme of exercises that replicate their actions in the water as closely as possible.

Nutritional supplements: your nutritional strategy should be planned in detail as part of your overall training programme

Look, listen and think before you take supplements

Bathing in carbonated water as a warm-up can improve swimming times

Swimmers can improve their performance through carbon dioxide bathing

Swimmers - Is fatter faster?

Swimmers - Is Fatter Faster?

How to develop strength and power for swimmers

Weight assisted strength training is better than a traditional resistance programme for swimming

Immune system

Swimmers' immune systems tumble in response to competition; glutamine doesn't help, but sugar does.

swimming techniques | swimming training

Although super-high training volumes are the rule rather than the exception for swimmers, there' s solid evidence that these heavy loads may be counter-productive.

Endorphins

Weight trainers miss out on the "runner's high"

Deep water running

Deep Water Running: When your training should land you in deep water

freestyle swimming techniques

Freestyle swimming techniques: Only the development of swimming flumes in the 1970s allowed tests to be performed which compared to those being carried out on such activities as cycling and running.

Swim-benches

Swim-benches: Another mechanical ergogenic aid to training is the swim-bench.

Mood states

Mood States: High-level college swimmers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the States were studied for a research project published in 1991.

swimming pools medical hazards

A quick look at the medical hazards of swimming in pools.

muscle building

Muscle building: Squats, leg press or knee extensions - which exercise is best for the quads?

Quantifying intensity

Quantifying Intensity: How to use heart rate to quantify your fitness training intensity.

Tapering and performance

In order to be the best in whatever swimming discipline, competitive athletes and their coaches are constantly seeking new and effective methods to improve performance.

thoraric pain | shoulder injuries

Case study: a swimmer with left-sided thoracic pain and shoulder pain.

Swimming related sports injuries

Swimming related sports injuries: You may think that swimmers never get hurt. If so, read on

Triathlon Clothing: the benefits of wearing a wetsuit

Triathletes - why a wetsuit will improve your swimming leg

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