Posts by Melissa Mantak

Workouts for Open Water Swimming


In most areas of the country, the open water swim season is short. If you’re looking to improve your performance and increase your confidence, take advantage of warmer waters and use your training time wisely.

How Endurance Training Can Harm Your Teeth


Taking care of your body is necessary for every endurance athlete. However, few consider the health of their teeth. Coach Melissa Mantak reveals how aspects of endurance training can be harmful to your dental health and what you can do to be proactive.

How Much Down Time is Too Much: The Concept of Detraining


We all know we need to train consistently, train hard and “recover harder” in order to achieve optimal performance, but how much down time is enough, and how much is too much?