Pre-competitive Swim Training at Excel Aquatics

Introduce your young swimmers to competitive swimming without the commitment to a swim team. Learn more about Excel Aquatics Pre-Competitive Swim Training Programs here!

Dryland Considerations for Replacing the Pool

In this blog post, we discuss the factors that play a role when creating a dryland workout program to replace the pool, and what to consider when trying to stay in shape for swimming.

Dolphin Kick: The elusive 5th stroke

Dolphin kick in competitive swimming has almost become a “5th stroke”, providing an additional dimension to racing. Whether in short course yards or long course meters, having a strong underwater dolphin kick can be a game changer, but needs to be properly and consistently trained. Here are three ways we utilize training principles of race pace training with improving our underwater here at Excel Aquatics.

Triathlon and Competitive Swim Videos!

Excel Aquatics is excited to begin creating videos for our YouTube channel! Even though the pools are currently shutdown, this does not mean we cannot look to improve from an educational standpoint, and make changes to our swim training once it starts back up.

Recap of Global Business Education Initiative at LaSalle Institute

Last Monday, March 9th 2020, Excel Aquatics had the opportunity to participate in the Global Business Education Initiative (GBEI) at LaSalle Institute in Troy NY. This conference was a phenomenal experience that included businesses from around the world, students and staff at LaSalle, as well as some LaSalle alumni from within the Capital Region.

Triathlon Swim Practice 3/12

Just because we have a formal practice cancellation, does not mean we cannot train.

Smile, you’re on camera! The how and why we offer video work with our swimmers.

As technology has evolved, so have some solutions to training aides and methods within the sport of swimming. Specifically, underwater video analysis is a great tool that provides swimmers with visual feedback (to go along with kinesthetic feedback and feel), helping to add another dimension when making technical changes and advancements.

Triathlon Swim Practice 1/22

After surviving the first snow storm of 2020, here is swim practice to help us celebrate and prepare ourselves for the next inevitable snow fall!

Triathlon Swim Practice 1/8

Six 200s for our triathlon swimmers is the meat and potatoes of our primary set. Controlling speed is (of course) a main objective, as well as sprinkling in a bit of speed work to round out a work hard Wednesday!

Thank you for a great 2019!

After such an amazing year at Excel Aquatics, we wanted to cap off some of our favorite memories with 9 photos to cap off 2019.