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Swim Home Page

Distance Swimming Tips
(pretty ancient links here - will update one day)

Open Water
http://www.southtexasmastersswimming.com/longdist/openwater.html

Mind Training Tips
http://swimming.about.com/library/mental_tips/bl_17_mind_training00.htm Endurance Training Tips

Injury and management

Great pdf (portable document folder) with diagrams for shoulder strengthening

Freestyle injury / impingement management (Detailed technique modification to reduce impingement)
http://www.physsportsmed.com/issues/2003/0103/johnson.htm

Avoiding impingement (Good stuff. Move through the'fish menu' left.)
http://www.donalfagan.com/html/earlypush.html

Swimmers shoulder impingement and management
http://www.coachesinfo.com/article/164/

Impingement and the rotator cuff
http://www.sportsinjurybulletin.com/archive/shoulder-injuries.html

Sports Injury Bulletin - search the archives
http://www.sportsinjurybulletin.com/

Almighty list of injury prevention / management from http://www.swimwilsoncounty.com/Tons.html


    Swimmer's Ear Prevention
    How to Prevent Swimmer's Ear
    Stretching Exercises for Swimmers
    Swimmer's Shoulder
    Shoulder Strengthening Exercises
    Shoulder Injury Prevention
    Swimmers Shoulder: Targeting Treatment
    Kiss Shoulder Pain Goodbye
    Stronger Shoulders for Swimmers
    Recovering From Shoulder Pain
    Groin Injury Prevention
    Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention
    Swimming Injuries and Illnesses
    Swimming Biomechanics and Injury Prevention
    Pain in the Knee
    The Importance of Warming Up
    Can I swim with a Fever?
    Rehydration Tips for Swimmers
    Beat Fatigue in Long Meets

Maps - swimming and paddling distances

Mental Development

(I've pinched these links from http://www.swimwilsoncounty.com/Tons.html as they're impossible to directly link to in this site.)

16 Values from Swimming

Nutrition ( http://www.swimwilsoncounty.com/Tons.html)

Nutrition Tracker

Rottnest Channel Swim bits

Rottnest Channel Swim, Feb 22, 03

Lions for a day Two accounts of a difficult swim
http://www.oceanswims.com/wa/rotto03.html

Rotto preparation
See the Rottnest Channel Swim page left margin. The 2002 pdf document I linked to here has been removed. 

Strength

Strength Training Tips

Swimming clubs and associations

Aussie Masters
http://www.aussiwa.com.au/

WA Swimming Organisation
http://www.wa.swimming.org.au

Rottnest Channel Swim site
http://www.rottnestchannelswim.com.au/

WA Open Water Swimming
http://www.wasa.asn.au/articles/articletitle.asp?groupid=7

Swim technique

  1. Stroke analysis of Hackett, Thorpe (Photographs here for high elbow and downwards sweep.)
    http://www.svl.ch/CrawlAnalysis/

    Ian Thorpe's Balance (includes photos)
    http://www.donalfagan.com/html/thorpe.html

    Grant Hackett's Balance (includes photos)
    http://www.donalfagan.com/html/hackett1.html

    Efficient freestyle swimming
    http://www.svl.ch/crawl/freestyle.html

    Endurance or High Intensity Training for distance swimming

    Articles on Stroke Technique
    http://www.usms.org/training/technique.htm

    Coaches InfoService - Sports Science Info for coaches (swimming)
    http://www.coachesinfo.com/category/10/

    ASCA
    http://www.swimmingcoach.org/articles/pastiss.htm

    Coaching Science Abstracts
    http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/dept/coachsci/index.htm

    Principles of training
    http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/dept/coachsci/mastable.htm

    Biomechanics - heaps of brilliant links if you are into the science of it all. Outstanding head food.
    http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/dept/coachsci/swimming/biomechs/table.htm

    Ten elements of a perfect style
    http://www.active.com/story.cfm?story_id=8559&sidebar=14&category=swimming (Query point 4)

    http://www.active.com/story.cfm?story_id=8560

Swimming Research Centre Amsterdam
http://www.ifkb.nl/B4/indexsw.html

Propulsion in Swimming (cool site with some great audio-visuals)
http://www.coachesinfo.com/category/swimming/323/

  1. Below : Thorpe at 14 years of age.. See caption below for details.

    Thorpe at 14

     

Tumbleturn technique images

http://www.swim.ee/models/_free_turn1.html

You Tube swim links

Popov

Popov part 1 old but good.

Popov part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwvtuHya40g&NR=1 - Hackett

 

 

 

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