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19 January 2015

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

Butterfly. The stroke choice of the superhuman!

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I’ve seen a horse fly. I’ve seen a dragon fly. I’ve seen a house fly. But I’ve never seen an elephant fly. So go the lyrics from Disney favourite Dumbo. However, in the pool we have most definitely seen butterfly!

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16 January 2015

Topics: Coach Says

How to improve your body position during freestyle with Leila Vaziri

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Former World Record Holder, World Champion, and member of the US National team, Leila Vaziri brings us this great drill, specific for those wishing to improve their body position during freestyle. Currently working as a private Swim Coach based out

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8 January 2015

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

Why Breaststrokers are a Breed Apart!

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It is said that you are born a breaststroker, not made. A bit like goalkeepers in football, they are seen as different, a breed apart. Olympic and world 200m champion Daniel Gyurta happily admits breaststrokers are “a bit oddball”. Not

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20 December 2014

Topics: Water Life

YOU WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND UNLESS YOU’RE A SWIMMER – tis’ the season for crazy training camps!

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The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well, let’s just say that for swimmers it’s debatable because winter can only mean one thing: training camps. That’s right- tis’ the season for crazy training schedules, pain

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12 December 2014

Topics: Arena Products

Win a pair of arena Cobra Ultra Racing Goggles!

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The sleek, sharp form of the Cobra Ultra makes it the ultimate racing goggle for the athletes who not only want to perform at their best, it’s for the athlete who wants to be better than the best. The Cobra Ultra

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7 December 2014

Topics: Behind the Seams

How not to treat an arena swim cap! Caught in the Stretch!

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Whilst we love our arena champions, we can’t help but think that they abuse their swim caps. Our top offender is Swedish Beauty Sarah Sjostrom. Sarah won the women’s 100m Fly  here in Doha but rather than the standard smashing

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4 December 2014

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

How to spot a Freestyle Swimmer!

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Glamour. Swagger. Preening. Machismo. Think pecs. Think posturing. Think pouting. And that’s just the boys. Staring down the lane before the start of the race with an intensity akin to a matador about to challenge the bull in the ring.

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20 October 2014

Topics: Water Life

Cold water swimming – What’s in it for me?

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I guess first of all I should quantify what I mean by cold water swimming. To some swimming in open water of 16 degrees can be cold, but for me cold water swimming involves Winter Swimming or Ice Swimming, which

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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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