5 Ways to Protect Shoulders After a Break

I know many swimmers have been off for the last 2 weeks. It is a much deserved and needed recovery period in the training season, however there is a problem. When the swimmers get back to the pool the coaches try to whip them back into shape with workouts and lots of swimming. So what…

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Highlight Safety

I got a great question the other day asking if I knew of any organization that has protocols for safety in teaching lifts to swimmers. I cannot think of any and since it is such an important topic I will share with you my opinion on the subject. The most important thing to consider is…

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Synchro Unders = Risky Business

  I am very passionate about the subject of unders. I admit that up until about 9 years ago I really did not question “our” synchro practices and unders, but that all changed when one of my coaches told me that one of our alumni was a world record free diver. I tracked Mandi-Rae Krack down and…

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The Reality About Concussions- Guest Blog by Sarah Urke

I am super excited to have guest blogger Sarah Urke this week sharing her experience with concussions. Sarah is currently a student at the University of Southern California and a former USA Synchronized Swimming National Team Member. I was waiting for the right time to post. When I was at the pool last week I saw…

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Concussions in Synchronized Swimming

It’s often said that synchro is a safe sport. Well, those people have never been in a pattern that was so close that someone got kicked.  If you take a close look at the photo on the left you can see the swimmers in wide eggbeater to avoid the kicks. Or what about the throw or lift…

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