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One of the great myths in swimming is that we need to hold our breath while swimming. The other is that we should blow all our air out. In this blog we will explain why both is disadvantageous and how to breathe in the various strokes and stay as cool as... read on »

A well timed stroke is one that looks effortless, without any stop-starts, glitches or hiccups in the movement. It looks as if the swimmer is “gliding” through the water. This is as a result of all the aspects of the stroke being connected se... read on »

Your pull-through is a crucial part of swimming freestyle, and separates pro level swimmers from the others. Pro’s really know how to maximise the pull-through and push a lot of water back quickly. The pull-through is made up of the pull and the pu... read on »

Do you think that you are the only one who has to work on the catch? As if everyone around you has got it just right? Hell no, you are not alone. The catch is an ongoing project for all swimmers, beginner or pro. In this blog we are going to explain why ... read on »

The elbow leads the recovery and the fingertips lead the hand entry. Make this a consistent reality and see your swimming improve dramatically. Read on and get a head start on this delightful theme. 

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The chest, hips, legs and feet are all in a horizontal line on the surface of the water. This represents a good body position. Water is 754 times denser than air. Don’t be fooled. Get out of position and it will drag you down. Let’s see how t... read on »

A good breathing technique will help you relax in the water and allow you to swim longer distances with more ease. It will help maintain a good body position and minimise drag. Everyone agrees that breathing is a key element to... read on »

Do you break out in a cold sweat when you see the word backstroke come up in your browser? Are you worried about flailing on your back like an overturned tortoise? Here are our best tips to thrive while swimming backstroke.

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Endurance vs sprinting. When sprinting, we talked about the energy required to swim and how swimming at different speeds affects the amount of energy we need to produce and use to sustain that speed. Endurance swimming requires less energy as the speed i... read on »

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