USA Swimming presents... kick set!

The USA Swimming podcast series, Kick Set, will feature coaches, athletes and staff members who will share their perspectives on various topics in the swimming world.

Check out this month's podcast featuring Russell Mark, USA Swimming National Team High Performance Manager. Over the last 16 years, Russell Mark has studied countless hours of film and talked technique with the best coaches and swimmers in the world so that he could understand the intricacies of all the strokes. With this knowledge, he has worked directly to help the USA National Team, given hundreds of lectures on swimming technique, and contributed to many books and research articles. While swimming at the University of Virginia, Mark graduated with a degree in aerospace engineering. He then pursued a career in engineering, briefly doing work in Pratt & Whitney’s experimental military jet engine programs. This unlikely career path has served Mark well in the swimming world, utilizing his knowledge in physics, fluid dynamics, and engineering to identify and advise what makes the fastest swimmers. .

Next Release: The next episode will feature Pikes Peak Athletics Owner & Coach George Heidinger who will talk about his journey building a new facility and his experience owning a club.

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