Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Shotgun Approach by Brenton.....

[Effortless Swimming] The Shotgun Approach

I've been fortunate enough to work with many top swimmers across many different sports.

Open water, pool, distance swimming...

Yet the 'shotgun approach' to training is something they all avoid like the plague but it's something I see too many athletes doing.

Watch this week's video

Have a great week!


Brenton Ford
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Mack Horton Wins Double Gold to Open World Junior Swimming Championships
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates. OLYMPIC champion Ruta Meilutyte was not the only headliner of today's competition at the world junior swimming long course championships, as Australia's Mack Horton impressed with two gold medals in distance and sprint events.
Alicia Coutts Rattles World Record; Takes Down Commonwealth Standard
SYDNEY, Australia. DURING the second night of full competition at the Australian Short Course Championships, Olympian Alicia Coutts made a run at the women's 100-meter IM world record before settling for the Commonwealth and Australian standard in the event.
Michael Phelps Continuing to Change the Sport With Skill Centers
SACO, Maine. AFTER 12 years of working with agent Peter Carlisle and his team at Octagon Sports, Michael Phelps finally made the trip to the company headquarters in Maine this week, under the guise of checking on the progress of a new business venture.
Would You Swim In the Hudson River For a Sponsor? Ryan Lochte Did
NEW YORK CITY, New York. ONE of the responsibilities that comes with being a professional athlete is fulfilling sponsor obligations. Normally, an athlete would participate in a photo shoot or make a brief appearance to promote the brand that's paying them a large sum of money. But that's not how Ryan Lochte does things.
USA Swimming To Undergo Voluntary Review of Safe Sport Program
PHOENIX, Arizona. USA Swimming's Safe Sport Program, designed to protect athletes by investigating and eliminating members who violate the organization's Code of Conduct, will be thoroughly investigated by a leading child abuse expert this fall.
Six Southern California Trojans Pay Visit to Coach Peter Daland
THOUSAND OAKS, California. LEGENDARY coach Peter Daland and his wife, Ingrid, are settling into a new retirement community northwest of Los Angeles, and earlier this week got a surprise visit from six of his superstar athletes from the heyday of his stint as head coach at the University of Southern California.
Georgia Kicks Off Swim Season With Release of Harlem Shake Making-Of Video
ATHENS, Georgia. THE "Harlem Shake" viral video craze has pretty much ended, but no one told the Georgia men's swimming team, whose popular video netted more than 37 million views and an appearance on the "Today" show.
Water Polo Player Chay Lapin Proposed on Live Television! Did She Say Yes?
LOS ANGELES, California. OLYMPIC water polo goalkeeper Chay Lapin has battled the utmost pressure from some of the world's best players hurling balls at him through a successful career, but nothing could match the pressure he likely felt last night on the Bravo television series "Watch What Happens Live."
Team USA Wins FINA World Women's Junior Water Polo Championship
LAUSANNE, Switzerland. THE team of USA won the FINA World Women's Junior Water Polo Championships, organised in Volos (GRE) from August 19-25, 2013. In the decisive game of the competition, the North Americans triumphed over Spain by 9-7. The Iberians were the 2011 champions, and at senior level had also lost to the North Americans in the 2012 Olympic final, clinching however the world title at the recent 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona (ESP). For USA, this result was a huge improvement compared with the eighth place two years ago in the Junior World Championships.
USA Diving Crowns First-Time Champions At Summer Nationals
IOWA CITY, Iowa. THE USA Diving nationals featured a few members of the country's world championships team collecting titles in various events, though Sam Dorman was the highlight of the meet with three individual wins.
Alex Meyer, Christine Jennings Win 19-Kilometer Open Water Swim in Poland
GDYNIA, Poland. ALEX Meyer and Christine Jennings pulled off decisive victories in rough and chilly waters today at the BCT Gdynia Marathon swim in northern Poland.
Veterans Win Inaugural Kaiwi Channel Swim
SANDY BEACH, Hawaii. TWO teams started right in the early morning hours on August 24th at the inaugural Ka'iwi Channel Swim on Kepuhi Beach on the western shores of Molokai Island - and they nearly finished together 9 hours later on Sandy Beach on Oahu.
Reymond Axel, Martina Grimaldi Take Home Titles at FINA Open Water Grand Prix Stop
LAUSANNE, Switzerland. REYMOND Axel, from France, and Martina Grimaldi, from Italy, won the 30km-race on August 24 in Ohrid Lake (MKD), the seventh leg of the 2013 circuit of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix.
Morning Swim Show: Elizabeth Beisel On Turning 21, Starting Senior Year
PHOENIX, Arizona. ELIZABETH Beisel joins today's edition of The Morning Swim Show on the cusp of starting her senior year at the University of Florida.
Streamlined News: Punishment in Australia, Prepping for World Juniors
PHOENIX, Arizona. DOWN Under in Australia, the six members of the Olympic 400 free relay that had pulled pranks during a pre-Olympics training camp last year were faced with the possibility of getting more severe fines and punishment from the Australian Olympic Committee, five months after Swimming Australia had already fined them and issued deferred sentences. But earlier today, the AOC decided to only hang a warning over their heads, saying the six -- James Magnussen, James Roberts, Matt Targett, Eamon Sullivan, Tom D'Orsogna and Cameron McEvoy -- could lose the chance to compete at the 2016 Olympics if they "bring themselves or their sport into disrepute" in the next three years. They could also be fined up to $150,000 in addition to losing out on their Olympic dream.
Poll of the Week: A Current in the World Championships Pool? (Results)
PHOENIX, Arizona. IN the days following the world swimming championships in Barcelona, there was much talk about the possibility of a water current existing in the pool in the Palau Sant Jordi, which would have affected outcome of many races, including the 50s. Our friends at the Counsilman Center at Indiana University crunched the numbers and concluded that an anomaly was present. We wanted to know if you agreed with those findings, and the results in our last poll were as close as we've ever seen them. By a margin of just 2.08 percent, the majority of voters believed that a current did not exist in the pool, with 51.04 percent of the vote, while 48.96 percent said a current did exist.
Last Day to Register Online for ASCA World Clinic Coming Up
The last day to register online for the 2013 ASCA World Clinic being held in New Orleans is this Friday.
Dr. Detective: Digging for Clues Behind Shoulder Labrum Pain
SANTA CLARA, California. SHOULDER pain can sometimes be due to the rotator cuff muscles. However, there are numerous passive and active structures in the shoulder which cause pain and dysfunction. Luckily, surgery isn't also required. This case of Dr. Detective takes the case of an age-group swimmer and water polo player with a history of shoulder pain, but luckily, resolves without surgery.
Suspended Breaststroke Kick Exercise from JR Rosania
PHOENIX, Arizona. JR Rosania, of JR HealthPlex, has University of California, San Diego incoming freshman Jaimie Bryan demonstrate an exercise that can be used to improve a swimmer's breaststroke strength.
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