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    4 Tips For Joining The Team, Straight From A Swim Coach

    Whether you’re hoping to join a club, high school or college team, the best place to start is with proper preparation. So to help swimmers at every level thrive this year, we tapped TYR team swim coach Peter Verhoef for some pointers. As the newly appointed Head Coach of the Bolles School, Verhoef brings with him years of experience both in the water and on the pool deck. In fact, during his tenure as a student-athlete Coach Peter even served as Team USA Team Captain at the 2007 World Championships. Prior to joining Bolles, Verhoef was the Senior Coach and High-Performance Director for SwimMAC. During that time he coached the…

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    Leah Smith’s Tips For Healthy Skin And Hair

    It's no secret that time in the sun and chlorine can wreak havoc on the health of your skin and hair. However, with proper preparation and a little TLC, you can keep dryness and split ends at bay. For some easy to follow advice you can try at home, we checked in with Team TYR athlete and Olympian Leah Smith.

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    Travel Tips From Team TYR

    With the second stop of the TYR Pro Swim Series only a few days away, we decided to dedicate this week’s blog to all things travel. From packing to training, Team TYR’s finest are on a mission to help you have your best trip yet. So grab your suitcase and read on below. Packing When it comes to packing Molly Hannis is giving you an inside look at what she brings and where she stores it. In her carry-on bag she typically includes the following: 1) Extra suits, caps and goggles in case of lost luggage 2) Entertainment: headphones, iPad (or laptop), books, movies, etc. 3) Snacks 4) A spare…

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    Katie & Simone’s Tips for Balancing School & Swimming

    When it comes to juggling athletics and school, striking a balance between the two worlds can often seem easier said than done. So, if you’re feeling the pressure, we’re here to tell you, you’re not alone. From knowing where to focus your efforts to making time for rest and recovery, every student athlete must learn to manage their responsibilities in a way that feels most productive for them. However, it never hurts to hear from others who have been or are currently in your shoes. So, in an effort to score some tips and tricks, team TYR athletes Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky sat down to discuss their experience. As…

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    Turn with TYR

    At TYR, we believe the work never stops- which is why we’ve designed our series of How to videos to help athletes properly take their training to the next level. This week we’re doubling down on all things turns. So whether you are looking to perfect your flip turn or hoping to better understand a proper open turn, Team TYR has got you covered. Check out the videos and our tips below, plus stay tuned for more tutorials to come! How to: Proper Flip Turn The flipturn is the most efficient way to change direction during your stroke. Start the initial movement of your flip during your last stroke coming into…

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    All Things Breaststroke

    At TYR, we believe the work never stops- which is why we’ve designed our series of How to videos to help athletes properly take their training to the next level. This week we’re deep diving into all things breaststroke. So whether it’s the pull down or the kick, you’re totally covered. Check out the videos and our tips below, plus stay tuned for more tutorials to come! After propelling off the wall from a push, turn, or start a breaststroke swimmer should complete a proper pulldown. Here is how to ensure you do this with strong technique: To begin, initiate a dolphin kick. Then separate your hands and sweep the arms…