Benefits of A Swim Team for Kids Summertime means sunshine, the great outdoors and, for many families, swim team. Summer swim teams run for two to three months and include practices, stroke work, swim meets and local league championships. For many kids, a summer swim league is the beginning of a competitive swimming career. The … Continue reading 7 Benefits of A Swim Team for Kids
Overuse Injuries, Overtraining, and Burnout in Child and Adolescent Athletes - Joel S. Brenner and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness - Overuse is one of the most common etiologic factors that lead to injuries in the pediatric and adolescent athlete. As more children are becoming involved in organized and recreational athletics, the incidence of overuse injuries is increasing.
(from Coach Chris) We received a question on our Facebook group the other day asking about what is the best arm position for the recovery phase of your swim stroke. Should you do a straight arm like these 50 m swimmers: https://youtu.be/bf4tc04ZhAA?t=4m37s Or a bent arm high elbow recovery like this: https://youtu.be/nIlHQWPdBec?t=3m45s As seen in … Continue reading What you need to know about arm recovery in freestyle
By Coach Lissa Henderson Before I really started to take swimming seriously, around 9th grade, I had a brief foray with my middle school track and field team, competing in such events as the discus and the shot put. Swimming since I was 6 years old, combined with my mother’s fabulous genetics, gave me … Continue reading Injured? This is not the end.
Understanding Relaxation In Context by TI Coach Mat Hudson. Coach Mat currently resides in Salem, Oregon, his homestate, with his wife and 4 children (yes, they all swim TI!). He recently returned from 8 years living on the Mediterranean Coast in Turkey.He has been training as a serious swimmer for nearly 30 years, and enjoys … Continue reading The Tension Behind Relaxation