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24 April 2019

Topics: Training & Technique

13 “dry-land” exercises for swimmers

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We have already mentioned the importance of dryland workouts for preventing injuries, warming up for a training session and then cooling down afterwards. Today we will be looking at some useful exercises. The shoulder is the most intricate joint in

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16 April 2019

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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28 March 2019

Topics: Training & Technique

How to kickstart your training with medley sets

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Swimming training can be monotonous and unstimulating, particularly at certain times of year. To make your training drills more dynamic focus on medley sets, a combination of aerobic work and race-paced training. The following medley sets are a combination of

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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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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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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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5 December 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

1 drill every day to improve your freestyle!

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5 drills for 5 training sessions to improve your freestyle swim stroke! A different workout every day of the week focusing on various factors to perfect your freestyle swim stroke. A good swimmer must have excellent technique. Improving your swim

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