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The Solution To A Tight Lower Back

One of the principles of fast swimming that we teach is flexibility. In our work with swimmers and triathletes we notice that hip, hamstring and glute flexibility is often poor. This can change a … Continue Reading...

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5 Things All Swimmers And Triathletes Can Learn From Katie Ledecky’s Freestyle

Katie Ledecky smashed the women's 400m freestyle world record last week in a time of 3:58.86. Here's our top 5 freestyle technique takeaways from the swim. 1. Don't Hang Around (While … Continue Reading...

How To Win A Double Ironman Event with Rait Ratasepp

How To Win A Double Ultra Triathlon with Rait Ratasepp

Today's guest is Rait Ratasepp. Rait is a member of Swimprove - our online swim coaching community. He just completed the Double Ultra World Cup in Hungary and won in convincing style. It's a … Continue Reading...

The Zen of Swimming by Jon Muller

The Zen Of Swimming with Jon Muller

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, I interview a friend of mine, Jon Muller. Jon is an author from Wellington, New Zealand and been following some of our swimming workouts and … Continue Reading...

How To Get Started In English Channel Swimming with Chloe McCardel

How To Get Started In English Channel Swimming with Chloe McCardel

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Chloe McCardel. She is a 6x solo English Channel swimmer. We talk about how to get started in channel swimming and how you can be part of a … Continue Reading...

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How To Unlock Extra Speed Using Your Mind with Julie Robinson

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, I am talking to Julie Robinson. She was an elite level swimmer and today we will talk about mind training for swimming and how it fits into the … Continue Reading...

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Two Drills For High Elbow Freestyle

Underwater is where it all happens. In this video you'll notice the huge difference between an elevated elbow during the catch and a dropped elbow. There's also one more thing which you might have … Continue Reading...

The Natural Nutritionist

Why Carb Loading Is B.S with Steph Lowe

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming podcast, my guest for the third time is Steph Lowe - The Natural Nutritionist. We talk about: 00:40 - The Start of My Baking Career 00:52 - What is … Continue Reading...

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Where Do Drills Fit In?

In an online forum I'm a part of, a member recently posted this: "I seem to be getting faster in the pool by just swimming (3 to 4 days a week). No drills, no fancy equipment, just more time in the … Continue Reading...

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The One About Yoga and Mindset with Mark Breadner

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming podcast, our guest is Mark Breadner. Mark has done a lot of work with the Australian team in relation to some strength and conditioning work, some mindset … Continue Reading...

Stroke Count and Distance Per Stroke

Stroke Count and Distance Per Stroke

As we lead in the competitions, one of the things we focus on is stroke count and distance per stroke. How We Use It Training We'll typically swim an easy and relaxed 50m, counting how many … Continue Reading...

Having A Smooth Freestyle Entry

Having A Smooth Freestyle Entry

A smooth transition from your entry into your extension forward is critical in freestyle. Creating minimal drag so you’ve got that smooth transition that will get you in the correct catch position … Continue Reading...

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