The Water Instinct Blog

6 November 2018

Topics: Team arena

Patience equals perfection: Inside Haley Anderson’s year of success

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For two-time Olympian Haley Anderson, hard work is a way of life—though it does not always bring immediate success. She has been swimming competitively for over a decade. During that time, she has become one of the best female distance

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17 October 2018

Topics: Training & Technik

Dive and turn: 2 exercises to improve your push-off

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Let’s see why and, above all, how to improve your push-off when diving in and turning. As we all know, there are four different swim strokes, but over the last few years the underwater phase has come to be seen

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5 October 2018

Topics: A Swimmer's life

Texas head coach: Trust is the foundation of every team

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There is something to be said about the trust between a coach and an athlete. The strength of their relationship depends on the faith they have in each other.  University of Texas Women’s Head Coach Carol Capitani is a firm

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13 September 2018

Topics: Team arena

Lap Swimming: Wonder Woman’s Secret Weapon

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Everyone knows superheroes are athletic. They need to be able to leap, sprint and fly quickly and effortlessly— people’s lives depend on it. What some may not realize is during their downtime, superheroes train just like every other athlete. One

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4 September 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Night Swimming in Open Water

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Swimming at night in open water can be a magical experience. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind before you jump into the lake or ocean. There’s something about doing a favorite outdoor sport at night that

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31 August 2018

Topics: A Swimmer's life

High school swimming – How it prepares you for the future

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Many US swimmers, past and present, think of high school swimming as one of the most energetic and exciting parts of their swimming career. The sportsmanship, camaraderie, and enthusiasm surrounding a high school team can bring swimmers together in ways

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29 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Injuries, fatigue and prevention: how to train worry-free

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Kinesio taping, cryotherapy and compression clothing. These new prevention methods can actually help you improve your sports performance. Over the last few years, there has been plenty of scientific research in the world of sport – swimming in particular –

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22 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Why am I not improving?

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People who have just started swimming often expect to improve more quickly than is really feasible. This inevitably leads to frustration, particularly when you cannot swim the number of laps you would like to or develop the kind of swim

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19 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

It is just a matter of… LEGS!

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Today we will be looking at how to use your legs and we will also be suggesting some specific training exercises. For adult men in particular, legs can often become little more than “dead weights”! Bulky masses of muscle, which,

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15 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Polymyalgia rheumatica: the benefits of the swimming pool

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A complicated name for a troublesome disease. What is polymyalgia rheumatica? It’s an intense inflammation of the muscles in the body. It’s a problem that can make your life quite difficult, reducing its quality dramatically. What causes it and how

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