Practice updates & turn clinic

We are going to do a trial evening practice time change starting on Monday 5/2. All evening practices (Mon-Thurs) will be held from 7-8pm at the YW starting next Monday 5/2. Also, starting Saturday 5/14, there will be a new practice time added to the schedule! 7am-8:30am. This will be...

Illinois State Meet – April 15-17, 2016

A number of the iSWIMmers are planning to attend the Illinois State Meet, at Munster High School. The meet is 4/15-17. It's going to be a fun meet, and great opportunity to get some racing in! The deadline to sign up is TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016 at 10 PM CST....

Practice Location Update

Effective Thursday, March 17, 2016, all evening swim practices will be held at the YWCA. The Greater Lafayette YWCA will be iSWIM's "home base"! Be sure to pick up a key fob from Coach Jordan or Coach Sam at a practice sometime during the month of March, since the YW...

Coach favorite: the pull buoy

by Coach Sam Pull buoys are a great tool for beginning and advanced swimmers alike. These floating training devices can be used in a variety of formats and functions to both aid and advance a swimmer’s ability. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll refer to it for use while working on freestyle....

Motivation!

I have heard over and over again "how can I make swimming easier?" I have some reality about swimming...it's HARD! It hurts your shoulders, legs, abs, lungs....everything! If it were easy, everyone would do it! And if it were easy, you wouldn't get into the amazing shape that it gets...

Holidays are HERE!

Holiday season is upon us! We will all begin to pig out on turkey, stuffing and of course....DESSERTS!!! Then comes January 1, when everyone decides it's time to ditch the unwanted pounds and get back into shape!! So everyone rushes to the gym, and after a few weeks, realizes the...