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14 October 2014

Topics: Water Life

You wouldn’t understand unless you’re a swimmer – Is competitive swimming a contact sport?

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Is competitive swimming a physical contact sport? Most people wouldn’t even hesitate to say no. You swim individually, and don’t generally have to come into contact with other people, right? Wrong. It’s pretty common knowledge amongst swimmers that our bodies

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6 October 2014

Topics: Coach Says

11 Tips to a smoother and more efficient breaststroke

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Jon Rudd, swim coach to Olympic 100m Breaststroke Champion, Ruta Meilutyte brings us his top breaststroke tips, to help  you achieve a smoother and for efficient technique.  KICK Tip 1: Draw your heels up towards your bottom, but don’t let your heels

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18 September 2014

Topics: Coach Says

How to improve your backstroke – Flip Turn Drill!

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Often swimmers have difficulty gauging their distance from the wall during backstroke. When approaching the wall they can become apprehensive about hitting it, therefore lose momentum when lifting their feet over their head, as well as leaving too much distance

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12 September 2014

Topics: Swim Fit

What is Cryotherapy and how can it help you?

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“An athlete’s body adapts to recovery methods just as it does to word load. That’s why it is good to modify the means and methods as well as how often they are performed, by combining and varying them.” -  F. Talyschjov  

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2 September 2014

Topics: Water Life

You wouldn’t understand unless you’re a swimmer – The bonds that unite us!

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I have come to realize that swimming is very much a community sport. You could meet a complete stranger, but as soon as you learn that they are a fellow competitive swimmer, it’s as though you’ve been friends for years.

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Tania Cagnotto under the water

27 August 2014

Topics: Inside the mind of.......

How Tania Cagnotto is putting diving back on Italy’s aquatic map

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From the northern Italian diving hub of Bolzano emerges yet another story of familial success in the sport of diving. First there was Carlo and Klaus Dibiasi, now there’s Giorgio and Tania Cagnotto. We recently spoke with Tania to learn

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26 August 2014

Topics: Swim News

European Swimming Championships in Berlin – Day 7

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Adam Peaty was unveiled as an Arena face less than a week ago. By the end of the meet, the 19-year-old Briton had won four gold medals and set two new world records. While Florent Manaudou also claimed four titles,

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24 August 2014

Topics: Swim News

EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BERLIN – DAY 6

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Fran Halsall edged out her friend and team-mate Georgia Davies by 0.01secs to win the 50m backstroke and then revealed the pair were going to live together in a pink palace. The duo embraced across the lane ropes after Fran,

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23 August 2014

Topics: Swim News

European Swimming Championships in Berlin – Day 5

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Adam Peaty sat on top of a lane rope and on top of the world after breaking the 50m breaststroke world record in a Carbon Flex Grey on Friday night. The 19-year-old’s coach Mel Marshall was horrified when she first

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22 August 2014

Topics: Swim News

European Swimming Championships in Berlin – Day 4

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The life of a swimmer is a difficult one. There are many prices to pay, emotionally and physically, even in victory. Laszlo Cseh won his fifth straight 200m individual medley title on Wednesday to add to the five consecutive golds

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