MySwimPro Swimming Technique & Training Podcast

MySwimPro

MySwimPro is the number one fitness application for the fastest growing sport in the world. Since 2014, we have been on a mission to help swimmers of all levels live happier and healthier lives through swimming. Today, swimmers in more than 150 countries use MySwimPro’s award-winning mobile and wearable apps to access personalized swim workout plans, training plans, educational drills and videos, advanced analytics, and to log and track their progress. MySwimPro is accessible on iOS and Android smartphones and wearables, and is free to get started.

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Perfect your stroke technique and maximize muscle engagement with these sculling drills!

Aug 2020

7 min 46 sec

New to swimming? Here's how to build swim workouts that will help you get faster and reach your goals!

Jul 2020

15 min 27 sec

FORM is taking swim tracking a step further with the world’s first smart swimming goggles! Use the code MYSWIMPRO for 15% off a pair of FORM goggles! ➡️ https://bit.ly/2CZPVjF

Jul 2020

12 min 35 sec

While it’s perfectly ok to swim solo, having a swim buddy can make your experience much safer and more fun, especially in open water!

Jul 2020

6 min 8 sec

New to swimming? Try these beginner swim workouts to get faster, improve your stroke technique and make the most of your time in the water! 

Jul 2020

16 min 12 sec

The Vasa Trainer is designed to help swimmers maximize swim-specific and total body strength and improve technique. Check out our tips for getting the most out of this versatile piece of dryland equipment! Learn more about Vasa Trainer ➡️ https://bit.ly/2O5NeQ5 ⬅️ *Disclaimer: We are affiliated with VASA and may receive a commission on purchases made using the above link.

Jul 2020

16 min 2 sec

Sprinters: Let's hit the open water! Fares and Bordy run through a 1,000-meter super sprint workout and find some crazy stuff at the bottom of the lake!

Jul 2020

7 min 11 sec

Ever wish you could do your swim workouts in your backyard? Most of us don't have the space for a 25-meter lap pool, but there’s another solution -- a resistance pool from Endless Pools! For more information about Endless Pools, click here: https://bit.ly/2VAFWYN

Jul 2020

19 min 22 sec

After more than 12 weeks out of the water, MySwimPro’s co-founders Fares Ksebati, Michael Allon and Adam Oxner met up at Lake St. Clair in Michigan for their first open water swim since quarantine began. Follow along as they ease back into their swimming routine!

Jun 2020

3 min 38 sec

If you’re new to swimming, training in a lake, river or ocean may feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to! We’re sharing our open water swimming tips to help you make your swim as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

Jun 2020

14 min 7 sec

Has it been a while since you’ve completed a good swim workout? Here’s your guide to getting back in the water and crushing your goals!

May 2020

13 min 17 sec

Whether you work out at home, in the gym or on the pool deck, resistance bands help swimmers improve strength and prevent injury. Get 20% off your order of resistance bands at eafitnessequipment.com with code EliteSwimPro!

May 2020

11 min 14 sec

Need dryland exercises that are easy on your knees and lower back? We're sharing 15 of our favorite low impact dryland moves -- with and without equipment.

May 2020

17 min 47 sec

Whether you’re a new swimmer or an experienced veteran, you can benefit from dryland training with resistance bands. Check out 5 of our favorite resistance band exercises!

Apr 2020

13 min 25 sec

A strong core is the foundation of good swimming. We're sharing 10 of our favorite core exercises -- no equipment needed!

Apr 2020

11 min 39 sec

To help swimmers navigate all of the unknowns right now, we’re sharing our top tips to endure the COVID-19 pandemic from mental health and training perspectives.

Apr 2020

13 min 1 sec

The COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainty for swim coaches around the world. How can we adapt and stay financially afloat until pools reopen? MySwimPro Co-Founder and CEO Fares Ksebati shares his tips.

Apr 2020

20 min 51 sec

You don’t need a gym to get a great dryland workout! We’re sharing our tips for doing dryland at home, including three dryland training plans in the MySwimPro app.

Mar 2020

14 min 27 sec

Is your pool closed due to coronavirus? We're sharing tips to help swimmers can stay in shape without a pool!

Mar 2020

13 min 51 sec

Perfect your backstroke rotation with one of our favorite drills!

Mar 2020

7 min 30 sec

Do swimmers need to worry about the coronavirus? We explain what the coronavirus is, if it can be transmitted in the pool, and what swimmers can do to stay safe and healthy.

Mar 2020

10 min 43 sec

From improving your strength and flexibility to building character, swimming every day has some amazing benefits!

Mar 2020

10 min 34 sec

Learn how to swim smooth, efficient freestyle in this workout! 

Mar 2020

6 min 38 sec

Today we’re answering the question “what is the IM?” If you’re a more experienced swimmer and you already know all about the Individual Medley, keep watching because we’ll be sharing tips on how you can get the most out of your IM training, including an IMX-themed workout!  

Mar 2020

13 min 19 sec

Did you know that the 1,650-yard and 1,500-meter mile distances are about 6% shorter than a true mile! Listen to learn how long a true mile is -- and how many laps you need to swim to get there!

Feb 2020

9 min 44 sec

We all know swimming is a great form of exercise… but just how many calories can you burn while swimming? A TON! Learn what’s really going in your body while you swim in our new Whiteboard Wednesday episode!  

Feb 2020

14 min 5 sec

Today's workout is all about improving your breathing when you swim freestyle! Warm Up 1x 200 Free 4x 50 Kick 4x 25 Drill Six Kicks 1 Stroke Drill Set (2x) 2x 25 Drill Paddle on Head 1x 100 Free Bilateral Breathing Main Set 4x 50 Free Descend 1-4 With Fins 1x 200 Free  

Feb 2020

6 min 7 sec

The IMX Pro Challenge is designed for swimmers looking to take their training to the next level with a healthy injection of stroke work. The phrase IM Xtreme comes from the competitive swimming world signifying a focus on being a well rounded swimmer by training and competing in the Individual Medley (IM) events. Warm Up6x 100 Free1x 300 Kick8x 50 Drill IM Order

Main Set (3x)
1x 200 IM
4x 100 FrIM
4x 25 IM

 Cool Down
6x 100 Pull

Feb 2020

7 min 16 sec

Your brain loves swimming! The extra blood and oxygen helps you become more alert, awake, and focused!   Water is nearly 800x more dense than air, and as they say, a body in motion stays in motion! Beyond the simple inertia, what’s actually happening inside your body as you move through the water? Let’s dive in and find out!  

Jan 2020

12 min 37 sec

This week’s workout is for beginner swimmers who are interested in short, but FAST swim workouts – also known as Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT). This style of training is perfect for those who want to compete in shorter events, such as the 100 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, or 50 Butterfly. Warm-Up: 1 x 200 Freestyle 8 x 25 Kick (OPTIONAL: try to keep your full body underwater as you kick, breathing every few seconds) Main Set (3x times): 4 x 25 Freestyle 1 x 50 Freestyle Cool Down: 6 x 25 Freestyle  

Jan 2020

8 min 47 sec

On today's episode, of #WhiteboardWednesday we are taking a deep dive into How to Train for a Long Course competition or open water race in a Short Course pool!  

Jan 2020

17 min 51 sec

The fastest way to move through the water is with a perfect underwater dolphin kick in a tight streamline position. You should practice this every single time you push off the wall after starts and turns! Warm-Up: 1 x 200 Freestyle 2 x 50 Backstroke Pre-Set: 4 x 75 Freestyle (10-15m Underwater Flow Drill) Main Set (3x times): 1 x 100 Freestyle 2 x 50 Freestyle Cool Down: 4 x 50 Freestyle _  

Jan 2020

8 min 15 sec

On this episode of the #AskASwimPro we are talking about HELL WEEK! Don't forget to sign up for the Hell Week Challenge in the MySwimPro app!  

Jan 2020

9 min 31 sec

When you go to the pool, do you just swim back and forth continuously? Do you only know how to swim freestyle or the front crawl? If so, this isn’t helping you swim faster. So, we want to help you! In this episode, we’re sharing the 5 reasons why you should swim all 4 strokes every time that you are in the water. We’ll talk about what the 4 strokes are, how you can get started, and show an example beginner swim workout that incorporates everything we discussed in the pool.  

Jan 2020

15 min 49 sec

Welcome to Whiteboard Wednesday and on today’s episode I’m going to share 5 freestyle drillsfor advanced swimmers!Whether you’re just getting started with swimming or you’ve been swimming for years, workingon improving your stroke technique is one of the most important things you can do to not just getfaster, but also get a better workout, burn more calories, reduce your chance of injury and ofcourse have fun doing it!Before we get into the 5 drills, be sure to like this video and subscribe to the channel for moreawesome swimming videos!Now these 5 drills can be done by any level swimmer but they’re a bit more advanced so if theseare too difficult be sure to checkout our video on 5 drills for beginner swimmers!    

Dec 2019

9 min 55 sec

On this episode of #WhiteboardWednesday we are talking about Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT)!USRPT stands for “Ultra Short Race Pace Training”. The premise for this training methodology is that race-specific high intensity swimming will yield the optimal performance results and fastest times in competition. The overall goal is to simulate a racing situation in a workout to better prepare an athlete’s body for the actual race.  

Dec 2019

16 min

This week’s episode of #WhiteboardWednesday we’re talking about Kristof Milak's incredible 200m Butterfly World Record set at the 2019 World Championships in South Korea!

Dec 2019

14 min

On this week’s episode of #WhiteboardWednesday, we're analyzing how how Lilly King swims a 55.73 100 Yard Breaststroke. Lilly King is a machine! At the 2019 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, she swam the 100 yard breaststroke in 55.73 breaking her own U.S. Open Record in the event that she set a month earlier at the Big 10 Championships.

Dec 2019

10 min 37 sec

Where were you in 2008 during the greatest Olympic swimming race of all time? We all remember that moment watching it on TV – it was truly unforgettable. You all know what race we’re talking about. For this week’s #WhiteboardWednesday episode, we’re analyzing the Michael Phelps vs. Milorad Čavić 100 Butterfly final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where Phelps won by only 0.01 seconds. He truly is The G.O.A.T. 

Dec 2019

8 min 20 sec

An analysis on Adam Peaty's 57.10 World Record 100m Breaststroke swim at the 2018 European Championships!

Dec 2019

9 min 25 sec

An analysis on the world record holders in the 400 Individual Medley and how to swim the event correctly!

Dec 2019

14 min 18 sec

Get read to CONQUER your next middle-distance race with these tips! This Whiteboard Wednesday is a deep dive on how to pace and swim a middle-distance swimming event. In this video, we overview how to swim the 200 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle so you can maximize your potential in the event. –––– How To Swim The 200 or 400 Freestyle –––– PART 1: Easy speed, conserve your energy and slowly start building your speed . PART 2: Build your legs and set up your pace. The goal is to even split the last 3 parts. PART 3: Push hard and increase your tempo. You'll want to "make your move" which will help keep your body on top of the water. PART 4: Increase and maintain your tempo so you can give it all you've got until the end of your race.

Dec 2019

14 min 29 sec

Today’s Whiteboard Wednesday explores the differences between open water swimming and pool swimming and how you can prepare for an open water race while swimming in a short course pool.

Dec 2019

13 min 4 sec

Drafting is a technique that’s well understood in race car driving and cycling. In swimming, the effect can be just as big because water is 800x more dense than air and there’s significantly more resistance in the water than on land. Open water swimming is a fun and exciting sport. One of the reasons it is very different from pool swimming is the concept of drafting. This is where you align yourself with another swimmer(s) to reduce the overall effect of drag due to exploiting the lead swimmer’s slipstream.

Dec 2019

9 min 36 sec

This week’s episode of #WhiteboardWednesday we’re talking about Swimming Workouts and Set Structure! Swimming is without a question one of the best forms of physical activity you can do to improve your health and fitness. This is why it’s super important to understand how workouts are structured to get the most bang for your buck in the water. Understanding the structure of the workout will allow you to have the most efficient and powerful workouts. To start, let’s look at a set. An individual set is a specific way that you’ll do a certain number of repetitions, over a certain distance, with a certain stroke type in a specified amount of rest.

Dec 2019

8 min 10 sec

Splitting up a swim into its fundamental components to better understand how to swim faster!

Dec 2019

6 min 9 sec

Training zones help organize a swim workout into different intensities!

Dec 2019

9 min 20 sec

A deep dive into the swimming lingo you might hear on deck!

Dec 2019

13 min 41 sec

No two swim workouts should be the same! We all have different skills, goals and training abilities so it’s super important to make sure our swim workouts are personalized to our speed to help us meet our goals. In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, we’ll take a deep dive into how Dynamic Intervals are created in the MySwimPro app! The intervals are a function of the number of reps, distance, stroke type, eneergy zone, and your threshold ability for that particular stroke. An elite swimmer may be able to do 10 x 100s Freestyle @ 1:10, while a more beginner swimmer may do that same set of 10 x 100s Freestyle @ 2:00.

Dec 2019

6 min 18 sec

Today’s Whiteboard Wednesday dives into the stroke mechanics of short axis and long axis strokes. These two types of strokes fundamentally different and in this lesson, we’ll look at how to train both of them! Each of the 5 strokes (yup, five) have their own characteristics that should not be ignored. Below is a brief categorization. The key difference between short axis and long axis strokes is where the kinetic energy originates from.   Short Axis Strokes - Breaststroke - Butterfly - Underwater Dolphin Kick   Long Axis Strokes - Freestyle - Backstroke

Dec 2019

8 min 7 sec