Links to Favorite Websites

United States Masters Swimming:

Florida Gold Coast LMSC:

Dixie Zone Masters Swimming:

Go Swim: View swimming instructional videos and receive free daily emails.

Mr. Smooth:  Meet Mr. Smooth, an amazing animation to help you visualise great stroke technique and improve your own.  Download to your desktop and receive weekly email/blog.

Feel for the Water is Swim Smooth's blog:  Subscribe here to receive the free Swim Smooth Blog by email every Friday.

CSS Pace Conversion Chart: Click here to convert your CSS Pace for pool lengths ... SCM/LCM & SCY

Dynamic Shoulder Warmup for Competitive Swimmer:

Traditional pre-workout shoulder stretching is no longer encouraged for competitive swimmers. An active on-deck warm-up has been developed for swimmers to implement before workout and competition. Five activities are offered with pictures indicating the beginning and ending positions. The swimmer is instructed to complete 15 repetitions of each activity and then complete the entire group twice. The order of the activities is purposely designed to sequentially warm-up the tissues in increasingly elevated positions.  Included are five stretches which are no longer advocated for the swimming community. 

FINA video: Prevention of Shoulder Injuries:   
The video illustrates exercises to strengthen the areas that stabilize the shoulder joint. These are the core muscles, the rotator cuff and the shoulder muscles. All are well illustrated in the video. The FINA Sports Medicine Committee hopes that this can be of use to athletes in the aquatic sports around the world.     Shoulder Excercises Document

Swimmers Guide:  Search for a pool when out of town:

World Open Water Swimming Association:

Flow Swimming:  Swimming videos, interviews and races. Meet top swimmers.

Swim Network:

United States Lifeguard Associations:  Keep up with how our lifeguard friends are doing in their competitions:

click here to watch the Total Immersion Swimming Freestyle Demo by Shinji Takeuchi.
It’s a 2 minute video of beautiful, front quadrant, high elbow freestyle swimming.