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Preparing for Open Water Swimming, Part 1

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photoThe preparation for the swim leg of the triathlon begins months ahead of the race with the proper training. Here are also tips to prepare for race day.

The Evolution of Swimming

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photoMuch has changed in swimming over the past 30 years. I will summarize the most important changes in two categories; swim training and swimming technique. Both are critical to fast swimming.

Freestyle Hand Position

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photoWhat to do with your fingers and hands while swimming.

Fundamentals of a Beginner Swim Plan

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photoWhat should a new swimmer focus on? This article will discuss swimming frequency, intervals, breathing and drills.

Off Season Swim Training - How Much Time?

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photoOlympic swimmer advises not spending too much time on swim training in the winter, depending on your ability

How world champion swimmers breathe

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photoWhat triathletes can learn from a new world record in the 1500 meters

Breathing in Swimming

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photoWorld-record swimmer gives advice on correct breathing technique

The Three Most Important Concepts for Beginning Swimmers

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photoBeing comfortable in the water and knowing where your body parts are trump power and strength any day

Timing the kick with hand entry

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photoA strong kick matched with the opposing hand's entry can give your swim a boost

Distance Per Stroke and Related Pursuits

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photoHow important is it to decrease your stroke count?

Beginning or Improving Bilateral Breathing

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photoDrills and suggestions to make bilateral breathing seem effortless

The Paradox of Swimming

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photoWhere does all that power go in the water? And then it dawned on me. What Melody was missing wasn’t the high elbow or the head position or even the slimmer body of Erin. It was the connection.

Remembering Doug Stern...

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photoDoug was one of the few swimming coaches who really appreciated how important swimming technique is and would spend as much or more time with his athletes making sure they got it right.
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Hall's record is one of amazing successes. Gary has held 10 world records. In both 1969 and 1970 he was named World Swimmer of the Year.

Since retiring in 2006 as a physician and moving with his wife Mary, to Islamorada in the Florida Keys, Dr. Gary Hall has now dedicated his life to coaching technique and training methods to children, masters, fitness and health swimmers, triathletes and others at The Race Club Camps.