Once every 4 years, swimming garners some legitimate attention in the sports world, starting with trials and going through the Olympic games. With Wave II of the United States Olympic Trials for swimming scheduled to kick off tomorrow, I thought it would once again be appropriate to put out a little preview/predictions on what could end up being the most unpredictable trials in at least the last 30 years.
Sculling is a drill used by competitive swimmers to help them develop a feel of the pressure in the water. Here is a breakdown of the how and why!
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.
Over the past few years, Excel has had the opportunity to work with many different athletes in the competitive swim world of Albany NY, including age group, senior, college, and masters swimmers. Like in any sport, there is a common thread among those who truly enjoy and excel (no pun intended) within the sport of…