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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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28 November 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Training for long distance swimmers

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Dear distance swimmers, here we are again! Today we will be outlining an initial workout for the pool, which – we will never tire of reminding you – should only be done after stretching and warming up properly outside the

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24 October 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Tapering: what to do out of the water – Weekly plan

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You have finally reached the final stage of a macro-training block, so-called tapering. Tapering usually involves the final 7-10 days of a training block that lasted between 12-24 weeks. Tapering always comes before a particularly important race when you need

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12 October 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

3 leg exercises to be performed in the pool

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We have already talked about the importance of the legs for swimmers. The driving force they provide is vital, particularly for those aiming to reach a fast pace during a sprint. This means it is crucial to allocate part of

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28 September 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

10 drills all budding backstroke swimmers should try

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How often do we hear people say “I do not like the backstroke because you swim belly upwards”. In actual fact there is nothing easier than swimming on your back and the most popular warm-down exercise is the double arm

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14 September 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

3 foods that a swimmer won’t give up on

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Which are the foods that a swimmer won’t give up on? Let’s find out! We’ve already discussed the connection between swimmers and their food habits. Putting aside what’s best food to eat before or after a workout, at a race,

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4 September 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

3 tips for resuming training after the summer break

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Three invaluable tips about the best way to resume training. According to a famous Italian song from the 1980s “The summer is ending and another year has gone by…”, but contrary to what the song says, for you the end

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10 August 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

How to train with fins and a swim snorkel

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The most familiar and popular swim aids include a swim snorkel and short fins. Both give you greater power and ease of movement through the water. Fins are used to increase your forward trust and the power of your leg kick,

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7 August 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Not much time for training? Here are some exercises specially for you! [Summer Edit]

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You’re at the beach, on holidays. Being the sports lover that you are, after 2 or 3 days of not doing anything but laying around relaxing, you are start to feeling restless 🙂  Water to swim in? You have it!

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