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Feb 28, 2015 - 4 Ways Swimming Helps Other Athletes
We have several students who are full-time soccer, volleyball, basketball, or tennis players, but they come to us once or twice a week to gain an edge over their competition. Why? Check out the articl...
Jan 21, 2015 - Making the Most of Your Backstroke Flip Turn
Unfortunately the vast majority of swimmers don't get as much out of their flip turns on backstroke as they could. The pitfall for most is that they only do ONE freestyle pull. Did you know you're a...
Jan 27, 2014 - Congratulations to Our UIL Swimmers!
This past weekend TFWSS swimmers Zach Hair and Hunter Chiles competed for their high school at the UIL District Championships and will be advancing to Regionals in two weeks, where they hope to make S...
Dec 16, 2013 - Swim-a-Thon to Benefit the Boys and Girls Club
Our Technique and Conditioning Class did a one-hour swim-a-thon on December 11th to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth and the results are in: They swam more than 400 laps ( ~12 mil...
Oct 23, 2013 - Purple Beats Blue 159-131
Our Technique and Conditioning Class had its intrasquad meet today with the Purple team beating out Blue 159-131. Meet results are below and pictures will be posted soon. Congratulations to all of o...
Oct 11, 2013 - Backstroke: Improving Your Pop
While freestyle and backstroke share many similarities (think hip rotation, still head, flutter kick), one big difference between the two is arm speed. Whereas in freestyle you can, and often should,...
Sep 24, 2013 - Building Your Race
No matter what the distance, every race should be a build. And yes, that includes the 50. However, few realize that not only should the total race be a build but each length should be a build. When...
Aug 16, 2013 - How to Improve Your Rotation
One of the most common weaknesses in swimmers' freestyle and backstroke is doing little-to-no rotation. Getting on your side is critical in free and back as it greatly improves efficiency by allowing...
Jul 29, 2013 - Another Amazing 400 Free Relay
World Championships just kicked off and there are already several noteworthy races, including the men's 400 free relay. Though not as awesome as the come-from-behind win by the Americans at the 2008 ...
Jul 16, 2013 - Nutrition - "(De)hydration Station"
Here is a post from Heather Heefner, one of our instructors and a TCU Masters student in Exercise Science, on the importance of hydrating. People, even including competitive swimmers, don't think abo...
Jun 19, 2013 - For the 800 Freestylers Out There
Just read about a great set Olympian Chloe Sutton does from time to time to prepare her for the 800m freestyle. Try this and adjust the intervals accordingly... 32x100m on 1:20 done 8 rounds of: 3x10...
Jun 5, 2013 - The Actual Signs of Drowning
The following is a great article on drowning and which signs to actually look for. We've been mislead to believe that drowning is something loud and obvious, when in reality it's silent and can be in...
Jun 1, 2013 - I Think Therefore IM
Here's a set to build your IM fitness in a way that allows you to maintain your technique while pushing your threshold higher. Warm-Up: 200 free maintain lowest stroke count on 1 min rest 4x50 one-a...
Apr 29, 2013 - Russian Number Drill
Keeping track of your stroke count is a great way to keep track of your improvement. Many people have inefficient strokes that require a lot of energy but don't give them the speed they would expect ...
Apr 17, 2013 - Nutrition - "No Carbs. No Good"
Apr 2, 2013 - Making the Most of Long Sets
When it's time to do those 20 or 30 or 40 100s, try to swim them in a way that makes you better off than you were a year ago. In other words, if you continue doing the same sets on the same intervals...
Mar 24, 2013 - The 5th Stroke
Thought there were only four? Dolphin kick is regarded as the 5th stroke due its importance in all events, including the breaststrokes since the passage of the one dolphin kick rule. It's the fastes...
Mar 15, 2013 - Building Endurance without the Boredom
A lot of people think that in order to build a strong aerobic base you have to do lots of mind-numbing sets like 20x100 on an interval that gives you 5 seconds rest. But if those types of sets comp...
Mar 11, 2013 - TFWSS Attends FW Tri Club Mixer
TFWSS attended the Fort Worth Tri Club's monthly mixer to speak with it's members about proper open-water swimming technique and to support its mission of fostering a vibrant triathlon community in Fo...