Please bring a t-shirt to practice this Saturday, September 1st. We'll be doing different DRAG-related exercises. 

- Coach Retta

Posted on September 6, 2018 .


Be sure to bring a pair of socks to this Saturday's (08/25) practice.  We'll be using them in practice and you won't want to miss out on the fun. :)

Posted on August 20, 2018 .


Unfortunately, the pool maintenance is taking longer than anticipated. As such, NKSM will NOT have practice tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14th.

Coach Retta will keep you posted on Thursday's practice, so look for update via email and here.


Posted on August 13, 2018 .


REMINDER to all that Silverlake's indoor pool is CLOSED the entire week of August 6th. As such, we will NOT be having practice on Monday (08/06), Tuesday (08/07), Thursday, (08/09) or Saturday (08/11).

See you on Monday, August 13th!!

Posted on August 7, 2018 .

Trying Out Straight Arm Recovery Freestyle

Folks at this morning's practice tried out straight arm recovery freestyle on the way down in a set of 10 x 50 and, for many, this was a totally new idea. Typically, swimmers bend their elbows on the recovery (the part of the stroke where your arm is out of the water) with a low hand. But, with straight arm recovery, your elbow is essentially locked from the time your hand exits the water.

Benefits of straight arm recovery include pulling more water and being able to have a faster turnover. However, being a windmill can take its toll in the form of increased drag and hitting exhaustion sooner.

Below is a good article that highlights the idea of straight arm recovery.


And, here is a video demonstrating the straight arm recovery.


Posted on August 2, 2018 .

Drive That Head!

Team - Take a look at this 'drill' posted by famed coach David Marsh of Team Elite and UC San Diego. With a partner holding your head, lengthen and strengthen your spine to keep a nice straight line all the way into your head. Your head then drives into the partner's hand. The idea is to then carry this feeling/technique over to regular swimming.

We'll be doing this on Saturday, so get ready! :)

Posted on June 28, 2018 .

MEAL TRAIN for Marianne!

Let's help our teammate, Marianne, recover from shoulder surgery with a nice big meal train! Thanks Scott B. for the awesome idea! See email from Coach Retta with details on how to sign-up to deliver a tasty dinner to Marianne and her husband during her immediate recovery.

We'll be thinking of you, Marianne!

Posted on June 26, 2018 .

Reminder - NO PRACTICE ON SATURDAY, June 23rd

Just a friendly reminder that we will NOT be having practice this Saturday, June 23rd due to the club meet taking place at Silverlake. There supposedly are very limited lap swimming times available from 3:50pm-4:45pm on both Saturday/Sunday, but it will be very chaotic.

If anyone wants to swim with Coach Retta at NKU on Sunday, let me know via text/email. It's $7 entry as a guest there.


Posted on June 21, 2018 .