The Water Instinct Blog

1 March 2019

Topics: Training & Technique

3 tips on how to plan an effective workout even if you don’t have much time

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For amateur and master-swimmers: How to make your workout more effective. Useful tips on how to optimise a workout program. Despite the training season already started a few weeks ago, it’s never too late to improve your preparation strategy. If

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27 February 2019

Topics: Events & Competitions

arena and Chad le Clos extend successful collaboration

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arena has renewed its sponsorship agreement with 2012 Olympic champion, Chad le Clos, through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 26-year-old South African, who leapt into the limelight after out-touching Michael Phelps in the now-famous 200m butterfly final at the London

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14 February 2019

Topics: A Swimmer's life

12 catchy pick up lines that will make a swimmer crazy for you!

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Valentine’s day is quickly approaching, so naturally love is in the air! More specifically for swimmers, love is in the chlorine-scented, stuffy, often poorly-ventilated air of the pool deck. Whether you’re crushing on a team mate, dating a fellow swimmer,

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8 February 2019

Topics: A Swimmer's life

4 tips about overcoming failure

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All dreamers make mistakes. Overcoming failure helps make your dreams come true. Every sportsperson has a dream. In “technical jargon”, this dream is called a goal. The bigger the dream, the more dedication it takes to achieve it. The more

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31 January 2019

Topics: Training & Technique

Are you training in the right way? Physical evaluation test in and out of the pool

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Based on a few tests that can be done in and out of the pool, you’ll be able to evaluate how to optimize your workout program in order to obtain the best results. When looking around the pool or the

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16 January 2019

Topics: Training & Technique

3 tips for improving your underwater phase

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If you are wondering what the best way is to be faster in the water, the answer is to improve your underwater phase! The underwater leg kick is considered to be the fifth swim stroke and it is also the

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9 January 2019

Topics: Training & Technique

The 5 problems afflicting swimmers of all standards

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There are certain problems that need to be understood by both beginners and experienced swimmers if they are to make their swim training more effective. Swimming is a fluid sport: not just because it is done in water, but because

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30 December 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Swimming in Cold Water: Wise or Foolish?

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Cold water swimming can be dangerous if you’re not acclimatised, but if you train, your body will adapt and you may be able to enjoy health benefits. A New Year’s Day ‘polar bear plunge’ to raise funds for charity in

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20 December 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Swimming and coeliac disease: 5 types of gluten-free foods that are full of energy!

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Sport and coeliac disease: what are the right types of food for athletes who are gluten-intolerant? Athletes suffering from coeliac disease often struggle to find types of food that can help provide the energy required for training. What are the

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13 December 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Benifits of training in high altitudes

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Training in high altitudes can bring great benefits, we’ll see how. Usually during the time frame of a sporting season there’s a time in which the athlete moves to higher grounds to train. This famous “getaway” usually coincides with the

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