The Water Instinct Blog

20 February 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Is there any point in listening to music before you dive into the pool?

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We have often seen Chad Le Clos, Katinka Hosszú and lots of the world’s best swimmers listening to music before they climb onto the starting blocks. So how can music help your performance in the pool? First of all, let’s

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14 February 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Swimming is good for your heart!

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Find out all the cardiovascular benefits of swimming! Swimming is the most beneficial sport of all for both your body and mind: it keeps you fit and improves your overall health, particularly your cardio-respiratory system. Various studies (one of the

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12 February 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

3 drills to improve your swim pace

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Swimming at the right pace is vital for any swimmer. It does not just allow you to save energy but also to be more efficient throughout the entire forward propulsion phase. In actual fact, there are not many secrets to

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8 February 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Add Yoga to your swim workout!

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It is becoming common, even among high-level athletes, to incorporate extra-pool workouts into the routine water training, the so-called “dryland training”. This includes training for all the aspects for which the discipline is unable to train for certain specific reasons.

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29 January 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Training to get active again – Pool training session 1

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We have already seen that dry-land training can be useful when resuming swimming after a break, particularly when the pool is not available (Dryland training to get active again – Training 1). However, if you do not particularly enjoy workouts

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25 January 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Speed up your metabolism and burn more calories!

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Are you a beginner swimmer, who is trying to work out how to burn more calories to improve your fitness? Then this is the article for you! First of all, do you know what we mean by metabolism? The metabolism

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24 January 2018

Topics: A Swimmer's life

Short Course or Long Course, which side are you on?

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It’s official – we have welcomed in the new year, and with it the next portion of the swim season: the *dramatic pause* long course season. For some athletes, those three words cue the ‘Jaws’ theme song, haunting them as

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23 January 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Swim Drill designed to burn off those calories

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It can seem daunting, getting back in to shape in the New Year with all the other things you’ve promised yourself you’ll be doing. Short consistent workouts are the best way to get in to a routine, as they’re easy

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18 January 2018

Topics: A Swimmer's life

The worst enemy of all swimmers

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If I would ask you what your biggest enemy in the pool is, what would you answer? Who do you think of if I tell you to think of your antagonist of swimming?  For many of you the answer might

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16 January 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Dryland training to get active again – Training 1

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After the holidays (which you’ve most likely spent being lazy and eating) getting back into your workout routine can be quite difficult. We’re not distinguishing between winter holidays, summer holidays or any other holidays. The most important thing is re-starting gradually.

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