The Water Instinct Blog

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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12 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

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”? When you swim you have to think of

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8 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Swimming as a cure for stress

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Early mornings, cars, traffic, smog, computers, deadlines, long lines, rushing, shopping, delays… The list could go on for hours, but that would just make everything even more stressful. Stress is one of the main causes of psychological ailments like anxiety,

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6 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Fitness, weight-loss and body toning: 5 busted myths

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1. Calories don’t count: FALSE! Of course they do! The only way to lose weight is to put our bodies in a situation where they are in calorie deficit; in other words, the amount of the calorie intake has to

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