Alright, let’s get something straight. Sheila Taormina has one heck of a Rolodex. Get to know the elite swimmers whose technique is examined in Swim Speed Strokes.
Check out this index of the Swim Speed Drill Videos.
We’ve checked the stats and these are YOUR Top 10 favorite Swim Speed stories, tips, excerpts, and drills from Sheila’s books. Take a look: maybe you missed one!
The curvilinear path in elite swimming is not an illusion caused by body rotation or elbow flexion. It’s undeniably present in the world’s fastest swimmers.
A reader sent in a question recently about stroke rate. He noticed that his stroke rate had fallen after beginning the Swim Speed Workouts training program, resulting in fewer strokes per length.
Consider swimming as your best crosstraining for triathlon, running, and cycling this fall and winter.
A reader on Facebook asked Sheila Taormina to write a tubing-only drill for use during a business trip.
When should you start the Swim Speed Workouts program? Check our handy Swim Speed Workouts Start Chart, provided as a courtesy to help you plan your next PR.
A Swim Speed reader asks, “How long is too long to hold your arm out in front?” When does arm extension become gliding? Sheila Taormina answers.
The book FASTER: Demystifying the Science of Triathlon Speed by scientist and triathlete Jim Gourley confirms a fact we already know: technique is the most important part of fast swimming.
Keep your hard-earned swim fitness and tune your technique into tip-top shape with these workouts selected from the Swim Speed Workouts Program.
When all you swim is long, slow distance, you don’t need time off to recover from swim workouts. But the Swim Speed Workouts program is more challenging, which means swimmers might have weeks when they should back off from swim training and let their bodies rest and recover.
For athletes going all the way with Swim Speed Workouts, Sheila introduces the basic motions of the butterfly swimming stroke.
How to incorporate Swim Speed Workouts into Ironman® swim training.
Should swimmers use pull buoys and swim paddles? Are swim paddles and pull buoys useful swimming tools for faster swim speed?
A reader asks, “What’s the starting position for my shoulder, upper arm, and elbow to set the high-elbow catch?” Sheila Taormina explains.
Gliding makes you a slower swimmer. See why in this post on the Swimming Equation.
Sheila demonstrates how to use Halo swim tubing in this video below.