The following are articles from a variety of competitive swimming web sites. Many of these articles have been written and composed by some of the top professionals in the sport of competitive swimming, nutritionists, and various medical professionals.
The YNWLA/RRAC coaching staff encourages all parents and swimmers to reference this section regularly. You will find articles on everything from nutrition to the mental aspect of swimming.
Questions to Ask College Coaches
Proper Workout Nutrition
Disappointed But Not Disheartened: 3 Ways to Move Forward After a Tough Season Finale
Managing Last-Minute Negative Thinking and Doubts
When You Work Hard but Aren't Getting Faster
Attention Young Athlete: Is Supplementation Right For Your?
How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Everyone Else
Trust The Process
What 5 Things College Coaches Are Looking For The Most
A Man Among Gods - D3 Swimmer Training With a D1 Team
Why Your Coach Makes You Train Your "Off" Strokes
Is Garbage Yardage Actually Really Important?
The Bad Habit That Drives Swim Coaches Crazy
6 Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop
Learning to Love Yourself
Want to Be Mentally Tougher? Sleep More
The Two Words Keeping You From Faster Swimming: "I CAN'T"
15 Signs You Are a Tapering Swimmer
How To Not Let Bad Results Effect You
Talent is Overrated: 7 Habits of Elite-Level Swimmers
This Year Try Being Grateful For The Setbacks In The Pool
Hydration: The Pinnacle of Athlete's Health
Fitness and Fatigue
Eat Right, Swim Faster - A Nutritional Guide
5 Things You Can't Control In The Pool
Trust The Process
Don't Think About Going Fast...
Heroes of Swimming History
How To Pace Your Race
Misconceptions About Fast Swimmers (especially #6)
History of Collegiate Swimming: First College Swim Championship
Teaching Age Group Swimmers Proper Pace Control & Race Strategy
Water vs. Sports Drinks-study
How to Beat Pre-Race Anxiety
Dolphin Kicks In Races
Energy Conservation and Management for High Performance
The 3 Most Popular Race Strategies in Swimming
Nutrition for Recovery
What's wrong with being confident? (Not Arrogant)
How Do Olympians Warmup? (Cody Miller Vlog)
Avoiding Low Back Pain...Read More
The swimming warm-down: often the first thing to get thrown out the window at the end of a session or after a bad race. Here is why you should commit to warming down after every race...Read more
Common Protein Mistakes Young Athletes Make: In the world of sports, protein has a magical aura. Some young athletes believe protein is the nutrient they cannot live without, and the one that should be maximized at all costs. Read More...
Nutritional Advice for Swimmers
When it comes to fueling your body for swimming, timing is everything. Most swimmers have heard they need carbohydrate, some protein and fat for proper nutrition. But knowing when to eat these nutrients is critical for optimal performance. Read more...
What is a Taper and What is in it?
The word taper in swimming is a word that we all come to know early in our swimming career. I’m not too sure whether or not we all really know what tapering is and why it is used... Read More....