The Water Instinct Blog

8 March 2019

Topics: Team arena

Championship culture from championship character: Coach Gary Taylor’s key to success

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When Head Coach Gary Taylor took over the Auburn Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving program in May of 2018, he had a clear vision of what he wanted his new team to accomplish. For him, there is more to

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14 February 2019

Topics: Events & Competitions

Brand logo differences: Why do American arena tech suits have smaller logos?

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A brand logo can go a long way in the swimming world. In our case, the word “arena” stands out on every tech suit we manufacture. But, if you compare an American arena suit and to an International arena suit,

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16 January 2019

Topics: Team arena

Overcoming turmoil: How Madisyn Cox proved innocence in face of doping suspension

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For many swimmers, practice is a release—a place to let go of their frustrations and wash them away with the water. But for World Championship medalist Madisyn Cox, that feeling of freedom was almost taken away. In March of 2018,

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11 December 2018

Topics: Events & Competitions

Managing the US National Team with Lindsay Mintenko

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Whether it’s choosing a movie to see or picking a restaurant for dinner, coordinating a group activity can be difficult. Opinions run rampant, and it can be hard getting those involved to agree on even the simplest of subjects. Now,

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6 November 2018

Topics: Team arena

Patience equals perfection: Inside Haley Anderson’s year of success

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For two-time Olympian Haley Anderson, hard work is a way of life—though it does not always bring immediate success. She has been swimming competitively for over a decade. During that time, she has become one of the best female distance

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17 October 2018

Topics: Training & Technik

Dive and turn: 2 exercises to improve your push-off

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Let’s see why and, above all, how to improve your push-off when diving in and turning. As we all know, there are four different swim strokes, but over the last few years the underwater phase has come to be seen

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5 October 2018

Topics: A Swimmer's life

Texas head coach: Trust is the foundation of every team

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There is something to be said about the trust between a coach and an athlete. The strength of their relationship depends on the faith they have in each other.  University of Texas Women’s Head Coach Carol Capitani is a firm

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13 September 2018

Topics: Team arena

Lap Swimming: Wonder Woman’s Secret Weapon

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Everyone knows superheroes are athletic. They need to be able to leap, sprint and fly quickly and effortlessly— people’s lives depend on it. What some may not realize is during their downtime, superheroes train just like every other athlete. One

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4 September 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Night Swimming in Open Water

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Swimming at night in open water can be a magical experience. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind before you jump into the lake or ocean. There’s something about doing a favorite outdoor sport at night that

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31 August 2018

Topics: A Swimmer's life

High school swimming – How it prepares you for the future

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Many US swimmers, past and present, think of high school swimming as one of the most energetic and exciting parts of their swimming career. The sportsmanship, camaraderie, and enthusiasm surrounding a high school team can bring swimmers together in ways

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