Training & Technique

24 October 2018

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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

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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

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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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4 September 2018

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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

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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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4 July 2018

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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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19 June 2018

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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

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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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12 June 2018

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Kickboards and fins to improve your breaststroke

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3 different drills to focus on your leg kick, arm stroke and another key part of the breaststroke: the underwater arm stroke. You definitely need to improve your technique if you want to swim the breaststroke better. This article will

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7 June 2018

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Learn the correct freestyle hand position

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Improve the position of your fingers during the underwater stage of your stroke. Try our exercises! How many times have you been told “Close your fingers, otherwise you won’t catch the water”? Well, when you swim you have to think

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