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#9 The One About Preparation (with Australian team swimmer Sam Ashby)

Months of hard work go towards one big race. Long hours in the pool, thousands of kilometers and tens of thousands of arm strokes…all for a few minutes of racing.

In this episode we talk with Sam Ashby (who features in the Mastering Freestyle program) about what do 3 weeks out from a big meet. He talks about the stages of tapering (tapering is where you reduce the intensity of your training leading up to competition). We talk about warming up on the day of your race and what a good routine consists of

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How To Stay Focused In Training

Staying focused in training is what separates the toughest swimmers from the slackers. Sam Ashby gives some tips as to how he maintains motivation, concentration and effort in training. We talk more about elite level swimming in World’s Best Swimmer.

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Advanced Technique Strategies For Swimmers

Why do some swimmers constantly improve and others don’t? What should you do if you’ve hit a ‘plateau’ in your swimming, where you can’t increase your speed or improve your endurance? If you’ve been swimming for a number of years, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Over the years, I’ve found there is one way […]