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

List of Diving Board Tricks

By Katelyn Chef, LiveStrong 12/10/2018, 12:00pm CST

To perform the flying squirrel, grab your ankles after your feet have left the board's edge. Finish by leaning forward. 

Weight Training for Sprint Swimmers

By Jason Lezak, 12/03/2018, 12:00pm CST

Choosing what exercises to do is hard for a swimmer. Not everything obviously translates from the weight room to the pool.

Pro Tip: How to Unlock Beast Mode on Your Breakout

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy, Your Swim Book 11/19/2018, 12:00pm CST

The key with making it work is really hitting that last dolphin kick and using it to power you through that first stroke cycle at full speed and power.

Key Dives and Diving Positions

By The Real Buzz 11/08/2018, 12:00pm CST

Tuck dive: the diver bends his or her knees, bringing or "tucking" the knees and thighs closer to the chest and heels toward the buttocks.

Eight Diving Dryland Tips

By Dr. John Mullen, DPT, CSCS, TrainingCOR 10/23/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Simple performing squat jumps and body weight squats isn’t going to cut it for an elite age-group or senior diver who has mastered every bodyweight movement.

Eight Boo-Tacular Swim Drills to Spice Up the Season

By McKenna Ehrmantraut, Swimming World Magazine 10/17/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Everyone has seen or experienced a cringe-worthy race where goggles fall around the swimmer’s neck, fill with water, or worst of all, in their mouth after they dive off the blocks.

With powerful legs, you will be able to jump further in the air, which increases speed because it is easier to move through the air than it is to move through the water. 

Science of Swimming Faster: Dive Start

By Scott Riewald and Scott Rodeo, Human Kinetics 10/02/2018, 12:00pm CDT

The kick plate conceivably allows the rear leg to produce more force and generate higher horizontal velocities than can be developed with a track start on a traditional block. 

Don’t Snowplow Against the Water — Get Your Midsection Up

By Abbie Fish, Ritter Sports Performance 09/25/2018, 12:00pm CDT

What all these drills have in common is they force swimmers to manipulate their body to keep their midsection and thighs at the surface and avoid getting into a snowplow position.

The Beginner’s Guide to Swimming

By Adrienne Erin, Get Healthy U 08/30/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Many people find there is something soothing and relaxing about being in the water — even when they are working out.

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