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Teach your kids how to kick, pull, and turn like the pros with these swimming technique and practice tips.

Swimming Streamline Secrets

By Abbie Fish, Ritter Sports Performance 07/17/2018, 12:00pm CDT

When you push a swimmer who is tight in their upper body to perform an Elbow Behind Ears streamline you will see excessive lumbar flexion.

The Secret to a Perfect Push and Glide

By Abbie Fish, Ritter Sports Performance 06/26/2018, 12:00pm CDT

To execute an awesome push and glide, swimmers must understand how deep they should go. In order to give you a solid answer on that, we need to explain a little bit about Force Plates.

Five Ways to Improve Your Swimming Stamina

By Abbie Fish, Ritter Sports Performance 06/05/2018, 12:00pm CDT

To start cross-training for swimming, add some upper body weight, core, and back exercises to your strength-training routine. 

Introduction to Diving

By The Real Buzz 05/31/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Getting started in diving requires very little, other than perhaps lots of courage and some tight fitting swimwear that will stay on when you hit the water.

The Dryland Essentials

By Bo Hickey, Ritter Sports Performance 04/02/2018, 12:00pm CDT

The routine doesn’t have to be super elaborate. It just has to be completed to enjoy the benefits of fewer training interruptions.  

Breaststroke Pullouts: A Faster Starting Speed

By Abbie Fish, Ritter Sports Performance 03/29/2018, 12:00pm CDT

By performing the dolphin kick at this point, they will not only increase their speed during that portion of the pullout, but their average speed throughout entire pullout increases too.

Cross Over Swim Kick

By Eney Jones, SwimSwam 03/27/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Even if you fall into the strong category you can swim fast easier if you use a cross over kick.

How Swimmers Can Start Fast, Stay Fast

By Bo Hickey, Ritter Sports Performance 03/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

The common goal was to swim to the best of their ability at nationals. The pathway to get there was different for each athlete.

Freestyle Catch Hand Entry

By Swimming World Magazine 03/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

You can also play around with “slow motion” swimming to see how exactly swimmers are entering the water and challenge them to correct it in real time. 

Should Swimmers Squat for Depth?

By Bo Hickey, Ritter Sports Performance 03/07/2018, 12:00pm CST

Swimming is evolving so rapidly right now. From new dryland methods to advances in technique, the sport is changing by the day. Don’t cut the corners with your training.

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