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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. With sprinting, we talked about having variation in your training routine and how sprinting is an effective way to improve your overall speed. On the other side, endurance swimming requires less energy since you're swimmi... read on »

Our swimming speed is an equation of: Stroke (L)length x stroke (R)ate minus drag. While sprinting, this equation comes back to haunt us. Speed is about turning our arms as fast as we can while maintaining our stroke length and kicking as hard as po... read on »

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a swimmer and her coach. She asked the question that every swimmer, in the eons to come, would ask, “Coach, how can I become better at flip turns?” The coach looked hard at her, down the length ... read on »

Have you spent a lot of time outdoors in the open water, swimming and/or fishing? If you have been fishing, we hope that you got the catch that you wanted.

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So, what about that recovery and hand entry? The elbow leads the recovery and the fingertips lead the hand entry. Yes, it really is that simple. And there is no need to make it more complicated.

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We all bring our own story to the water. A story that helps or hinders our swimming efforts. Don’t forget that. A still head is where our story starts this week. Wherever the head goes, the body will follow. The head should be still, flat and relax... read on »


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