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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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4 July 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Are you sure you are using your hand paddles properly?

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In previous articles we provided an overview of hand paddles. We know they develop the upper body and make it easier to propel your arms in the water. Extremely popular with both coaches and swimmers, hand paddles are beneficial to

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26 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Running and Swimming: calorie-burning work-outs for the summer

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Sport is essential for getting in shape for the summer. So how can you burn fat and calories by swimming and running? Here’s a training plan to get ready for the summer. One of the reasons people get involved in

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19 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Outdoor swimming pools: summer training tips

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Three, two, one….summer is already here! Great! Sunshine, warm weather and… where should I go to swim?! For those lucky swimmers who live along the coast, it a no-brainer: open-water swimming. But what about those who live in big cities

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14 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

4 exercises to strengthen your ankles

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Find out why you need to strengthen your ankles and how to do it. A swimmer’s ankles are extremely important for a very simple reason: they connect your legs to your feet. A swimmer’s leg kick is completed by their

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