Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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February 2013 Newsletter

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Olympians headline Arena Grand Prix at Orlando, Feb. 14-16
Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte, Dana Vollmer, Missy Franklin and Tyler Clary will compete February 14 -16 in the Arena Grand Prix at Orlando. The event is the third stop of the six-meet 2012-13 Arena Grand Prix Series and will be held for the first time in Orlando.
You can watch the action at home via USA Swimming Network's live webcast or on Universal Sports Network, which will broadcast the event Feb. 15 and 16.

Safe Sport Handbook released, following conclusion of Inaugural Safe Sport Leadership Conference
As the  Inaugural Safe Sport Leadership Conference concluded, USA Swimming announced the release of its first-ever Safe Sport Handbook. It is designed to help USA Swimming members implement safe sport practices at the local level and is also available online.

Splash Magazine's Jan-Feb issue now digital
The Jan.-Feb. 2013 issue of Splash Magazine is now available online and as a mobile app for your iPad and iPhone. Inside, you'll find tips for long-term training, a look back at the 2012 Golden Goggles and more. Find out what else is being featured in our recent issue!

Compete, connect and share through Deck Pass!
Whether you're a swimmer, coach or family member, Deck Pass is for everyone! It is an online platform that tracks swimmers’ times and rewards them with digital incentives.You can track your best times, set goals, earn digital patches for achievements and more! Deck Pass also allows you to connect with friends and family. Plus, it's free!  

From Brentford ....

[Effortless Swimming] How To Stop Pulling Across Your Body + 2 more videos


Pulling across your body is common,
but there's a more effective way to pull.

All it takes is the slightest change to
your rotation to fix this one.

Watch the video here

I've also been asked lately about when
to use fins in training. In our squad
there a four things we use them
for most.

  • D___s
  • ___ing
  • S___d
  • F__ & P___
Watch the video on fins here

If you've been watching these videos
regularly you'll know I talk a lot about

It's important!

But there's a few things you should know
before you make a change to your own

What you should know before you change your technique!

If you like the videos I'd love it if you
share them with your fellow water

Unless of course you're keeping these
secret so you get the edge on them ;)


Brenton Ford
Effortless Swimming

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