Category: News

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3 Ways To Swim Faster

In swimming news this week we look at 3 ways to improve as a swimmer, how to cut seconds from your times with a better streamline, what to do if you’ve got sore shoulders from swimming.  We also ask – do you need the perfect conditions in training to improve?  And we also show you […]

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Why Swimmers Have A Bad Training Session

There’s usually three reasons why your training times are off if you’re not swimming well in training.  And that is either you are sick, fatigued or inflexible.  And I just want to focus on the third one for the moment:  the inflexibility.  Now it’s usually one of the main reasons why swimmers’ times are off […]

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The First Step To Improving Your Technique

Every time a swimmer comes to us for stroke correction, the first thing we look at is body position. There are a number of drills in the Mastering Freestyle program focus on that. 00:10 – How to Improve Your Technique 01:22 – Good Technique Starts With Good Position 01:28 – Athletes Are Like Light Switches […]

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Never Breathe Every 3 Strokes

You Shouldn’t Breathe Every 3 Strokes [0:07] – Now that sounds silly because you hear a lot of coaches talking about how important it is to breathe every 3 strokes. But you should be breathing in a mixture of 2s, 3s and 4s particularly in training. Now the reason for that is that most of […]

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Keep Your Goals To Yourself

In news this week: Keep Your Goals To Yourself [0:07] – Repeated psychology tests have shown you have a better chance at achieving your goals when you keep them to yourself. Share them with your coach, but when it comes to your family, friends and coworkers – you might be better off keeping it quiet. This […]

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2-Beat vs 6-Beat Kick

Highlights this week: How To Fix Lower Back Pain– If you get lower back pain while swimming, it’s usually a result of not using your lower stomach muscles, that you develop when you do pilates or it’s a result of not stretching enough after training.Resistance stretching is really good for fixing that lower back pain.Dara Torres has […]