Workouts Without Water: Staying In Competition Shape Minus The Pool

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Just about everybody is hoping pools don't close (or stay closed) for the summer due to the continued fallout from COVID-19. We know summer without the water can be a difficult task for many, especially parents with kids, but you know who needs the water most of all? Swimmers, that's who. 

We don't just love the water because we can sit in a floaty and enjoy a can of Perrier — we love to compete. Of course, training has been difficult for many of us these last few months. Luckily, USA Swimming has been putting out regular workouts, minus the pool, from some of the most decorated American swimmers out there. 

Here are a few to keep you going until we can all jump back in.

1. Working the core with Jacob Pebley

Four-time World Championships medalist Jacob Pebley shows you how to keep strengthening your core, something that's uber-important for swimmers. The former Cal Bear does a great job clearly explaining the workout, and you can do it from just about anywhere.



2. From head to toe with Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel had a pretty amazing Olympic Games in Rio with two golds and two silvers — not to mention the double-digit count she'd already logged at the World Championships — so we think she knows what she's doing. This workout gets your whole body going.



3. The 'Deck of Cards' with Ryan Held

A key member of the 2016 Rio 4x100 men's freestyle group that won gold, Ryan Held has brainstormed one extremely difficult workout here with what he calls the "Deck of Cards." We're gonna be sore after this one . . . 



4. This one ends with a tough kicker

Freestyle and backstroke specialist Kathleen Baker gives a thorough workout example that doesn't really need equipment and ends with a pretty dang difficult feat — let us know if you can get it all done.



5. Katie Ledecky dispenses some wisdom

OK, so this isn't a workout, but we can't be expected to exercise 24/7 during quarantine, can we? Sharpening the mental game in swimming can be just as important as the physical component of the sport, so listen to one of the best American swimmers of all time as she gives you some tips on getting better.



Fans Rally To Push For The Rescue Of Iowa Swimming & Diving

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Nearly a month ago, the University of Iowa announced that the school would be discontinuing four varsity sports programs in the continue destructive wake of COVID-19 — including both men's and women's swimming and diving. 

2020 Super League Triathlon Arena Games Rotterdam Start List

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The 2020 Super League Triathlon Arena Games Rotterdam are streaming live and on demand through FloTrack and the FloSports apps on August 23rd. Start time is 7am EST. The broadcast is available worldwide with the exception of France and Australia.

The 2020 Super League Triathlon Arena Games Rotterdam Explained

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The 2020 Super League Triathlon Arena Games Rotterdam are streaming live and on demand through FloTrack and the FloSports apps on August 23rd. Start time is 7am EST. The broadcast is available worldwide with the exception of France and Australia.

How to Watch: 2020 Super League Triathlon Arena Games Rotterdam

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The 2020 Super League Triathlon Arena Games Rotterdam are streaming live and on demand through FloTrack and the FloSports apps on August 23rd. Start time is 7am EST. The broadcast is available worldwide with the exception of France and Australia.

The 2028 Olympics In Los Angeles Will Be Special For Swimming

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On the front page of USA Swimming's website is a ticking clock: a live countdown to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials to be held June 13-20, 2021. That competition will get Team USA ready for the subsequent 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the Games that were, of course, delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic that swept the world, and which is still greatly changing life in the United States. 

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Texas Swimming & Diving Is One Of The Greatest NCAA Division I Dynasties

How Did Texas Prep For World Champ Trials?

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Eddie Reese, head coach of swimming and diving at the University of Texas, is a walking legend. 

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Para-Swimmer Roderick Sewell Is Redefining 'Multi-Sport Athlete'

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This year's Ironman world championships, held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, were grueling by any standard of measure: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile ride. For any person of any athletic ability at any point in history, a feat of that magnitude would be impressive — but what about a double above-the-knee amputee?

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We Stand With You

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The events of the last week have been tremendously painful to us all.

Youth Sports Leaders Form PLAY Sports Coalition

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