Endurance Hour: How to Talk Like a Swimmer (Swimming Lingo)

Do you know how to talk like a swimmer? Do you know how to read like a swimmer? The good news is, it's pretty easy to figure out and it doesn't require a speedo.  Here are the most common terms and abbreviations commonly found on an eraser board at the

Endurance Hour: Swimming Hard, Swimming Smart – The Phelps Way

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps broke

Endurance Hour: 5 Causes of Breathless Swimming

Swimmers that are training to improve their freestyle swimming technique often make the mistake of focusing their efforts on perfecting the 3 phases of the freestyle stroke – recovery, hand entry, and pull. This can be a very frustrating approach if you are working hard on the mechanics of the

Endurance Hour: What’s The Best Breathing Technique in the Pool

Do you have a breathing pattern? Sometimes when I am teaching adults “how to swim”or stroke technique they tell me they thought a certain breathing pattern, typically every 2 stokes (left/right arm), or bilateral, every 3rd stroke, was the default breathing pattern. Efficient breathing patterns vary. There is no right

Endurance Hour: How To Breath While Swimming

How To Breath While Swimming on Endurance Hour

Do you have a breathing pattern? Sometimes when I am teaching adults “how to swim”or stroke technique they tell me they thought a certain breathing pattern, typically every 2 stokes (left/right arm), or bilateral, every 3rd stroke, was the default breathing pattern. Efficient breathing patterns vary. There is no right