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2022 Summer Swim Series – 1 – Lynches Pier

The summer series kicked off with a bang with over 30 swimmers taking part under supervision of our safety crew for the day.   Details about our next swim in Ballynacourty can be [...]

Drilling Presentations

Based on questions and feedback from my earlier posts in Swimmers' Corner, Keith provided a presentation on 13-Apr-2022.   Deck: 20220413-Atlantic Masters   He also completed a related presentation last year: [...]

Swim for Sorcha

Swim for Sorcha August 12 th & 13 th 2020 Inis Mór to Salthill, Co. Galway. There are swims, then there are epic swims. This was an epic swim! Whilst the 40km distance from Inis [...]

Cold Water Swimming

How cold is “Cold Water”? There is no magic number of what constitutes ‘cold’.  Yours, mine and the next person’s ‘cold-ometer’ is going to be different and that’s okay. Be independent and responsible in your [...]

A List of My Favorite…Drills? (2 of 2)

During my previous post A List of My Favorite Drills (1 of 2), I wrote about why and how you might want to utilize drills to improve your swimming as well as noting when it [...]

A List of My Favorite…Drills? (1 of 2)

I’ve been asked a lot about drills lately.  So, as it’s the season, I thought it’d be good to provide you with some information about my favorite drills and why I do them. To start, [...]

Breathing Gives You Options

I’ve been asked about breathing while swimming freestyle.  Generically, the query was related to how often to breathe, techniques for breathing, and any drills related to breathing to help swimming.  In short, the answer is, [...]

That Sinking Feeling – Part Two

In part one, I started discussing sinking legs.  The reasons I noted were: Muscle density / Floating Position Head position Core (abdominal or dorsal muscle action) Kicking technique Ankle position / flexibility Arm action at [...]

That Sinking Feeling – Part One

Winter usually is a good time to focus on technique and strength drills.  To do drills, you have to have an opportunity to swim slowly and focus on how your actions and the water impact [...]

Swimmers’ Corner – November 1st, 2020

In the times we live in, we are all looking for ways to continue to improve when we can only rely on limited resources to guide us.  To that end, it was suggested that I [...]

The Idiot’s Guide to Pool Speak

AMSC Education Officer Bridget Wing has written up a clear and comprehensive (and witty) guide to understanding the terminology, acronyms, synonyms and other arcana associated with pool training. The intention of this is to help [...]

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