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Welcome back friends, We. Are. Back. Boom! Back (finally) with another installment of our Learning Freestyle series, in which we go step by step to introduce the various elements of the stroke. For those of you who need a jog of the memory, we finished up a few weeks ago with our post about the " catch" and working into a high elbow anchor. Now, after our brief hiatus, we look to continue with the next element of the power phase, the true "Power phase", or that which occurs after...

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Welcome back friends, We return this week with the final of three parts in the "Improving Your Lap Swimming" series. If you're just joining us, please be sure to go check out our first video regarding pushing off the wall! And for those of you waiting patiently on the Intro Freestyle series, we'll be back at it next week. We've talked mostly thus far at and around the wall regarding how to improve your lap swims, and this week is no different. Your push-offs and flipturns will be a great...

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Hi all you stiff and inflexible fish (myself included so don't feel alone), We continue to make taking care of our bodies a priority with the twilight of the Short Course season upon us. Whether you plan on competing at your local district and/or regional meet, or you're just continuing a training regimen for fitness purposes, we'd like to provide you with what could be an important addition to your repertoire: mobility work. We often feel as though we don't have time to stretch, and/or it's on the bottom of...

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Hello competitors, lap swimmers, and learners alike, Welcome to another weekly installment of Sigma Swimming media, where we follow up last week's work on properly pushing off the wall. For those of you who are patiently waiting on the continuation of the freestyle series, never fear, as we're going to be right back to our scheduled program soon. This week, however, we will continue on last week's note to discuss ways to help YOU improve your lap swimming. One of the MAJOR ways to do so is by perfecting the...

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Hi there race-ready fish, Welcome to the world of the grind. You've probably found out by now that, well, swimming is hard. Not to say that it wasn't difficult in the first place, but rather that swimming becomes more difficult to improve upon the more polished our skills become. Unlike a sport such as basketball, where we could shoot a few hundred shots from the same spot daily and become a markedly better shooter at a fairly prompt rate, swimming requires months and months of work, sometimes to the tune...

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What's up everyone! We're taking a little break from our regularly scheduled program as we adjust into the 2023 by pausing the freestyle beginner series! If you haven't seen any of it thus far, please make sure to go check out our playlist HERE. The next few weeks will be devoted to learning 3 different ways to improve your lap swimming! If you feel as though you've stagnated in your solo practices, you've come to the right place! This week, the first of 3 topics that we're serving up for...

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Happy New Year, everyone! January is now upon us, so all the tasks we left to "circle back to in the New Year" are now sitting in bright red on our agendas. Hopefully, one of those is continuing to build your freestyle mastery. What better way to feel accomplished than to push yourself into a newfound skill? If you need a little recap, we ended the trunk-based motion of freestyle last week with our rotation video. This week, in conjunction with the dawn of 2023, we look to jump into...

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Happy Holidays, Folks! Is your New Year's resolution to keep improving your swimming? Well you've come to the right place! Hopefully everyone is having a great finish to their 2022. With only a few days left of the year, let's close things out on a great note with our freestyle progressions. Last week, we spent our time getting into rhythm with good freestyle breathing technique, which will admittedly take further practice than just the week that has lapsed since our last post. Just keep working at it as we continue...

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Hey, hey, hey! To those who have been following along through this series, hello again; and those who may be just joining, welcome! We're continuing on with our introductory freestyle series. After streamlining and kicking our way into our early steps, we now look to focus on what can keep us going longer: breathing. It's easy enough to push off and start kicking in our freestyle, but without solid breathing technique and a consistent breathing pattern, we might find some difficulty. Let's take a deep breath and jump right in!...

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Hey everybody! Let's keep this show on the road with this week's post. If you're just now joining us, feel free to hit rewind on the tape and go check out our post on the freestyle streamline. To once again reiterate, this is ALL NEW MATERIAL that we have coming up that is homegrown to share to the masses, meaning YOU! Now that we have focused on building a proper body and head position, it's time to move to the back of the boat with our very own outboard motor....