Topic: Aquatics

When Mind Over Matter Becomes Dangerous

Picture this, you’re at your top physical game. You’ve just started your freshmen year of college as a Division I swimmer. You’re excited to represent your school and crank out an amazing year. But about a month into your season, you begin to experience back pain. You chalk it up to harder practices, increased muscle, […]

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Swimming Safety Tips for the Summer

With the weather lately, it has a lot of us looking forward to school break and summer weather. With that, comes the increased use of pools and beaches. Elite’s outdoor pools plan to open Memorial Day weekend and it’s got a lot of parents thinking: is my child safe around the water? To be sure, here’s a few swimming […]

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6 Tips for Swim Breathing

There’s so much to think about while swimming. To some it comes naturally, to others it takes hours of practice and instruction. In any case, learning a few new tips here and there is always helpful for new and experienced swimmers alike. Here’s some pointers to help you improve your swim breathing technique.

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Kayak Exercises and Indoor Training

I recently learned of a new type of triathlon that incorporates kayaking in place of the typical swim portion. With this new type of race comes different challenges and varied training. Here a few tips for training for this race and some good kayak exercises in general.

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Triathlon Swim Training

I recently hosted a Triathlon Swim workshop for our members at our Elite Sports Club – River Glen location and this summer I will be partnering with a few Elite Personal Trainers to offer a full-scale Triathlon Training program. Until then, let’s just focus on the swimming part. Often this can be the most intimidating […]

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5 Freestyle Swimming Drills for Your Next Swim Workout

Here’s a variety of freestyle swimming drills to make the stroke faster and more efficient. Even elite swimmers revisit these basics every so often to make necessary adjustments or strengthen weaknesses in their technique. Below are 5 freestyle swimming drills worth practicing regularly. Also, I’ve included two sample sets that I use often as a part of larger workouts.

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Pool Etiquette 101

Over the years that I’ve worked in the aquatics field I’ve been asked more times than I can count about proper pool etiquette. It can be quite confusing for inexperienced swimmers, so much so that many have confessed their avoidance of going near the pool all together! So in an effort to help my fellow swimmers here are […]

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5 Reasons You Should Workout in a Pool

Water exercise builds cardio, strength, and resistance all while being easy on the joints. While we have a tendency to think that water classes are only for seniors, it’s important to recognize this type of exercise benefits people of all ages looking for a challenging workout! Here’s a few reasons why you should consider a […]

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