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As the world is battling coronavirus, we hope you are safe and healthy wherever you are. Even though life’s on hold with public spaces (and pools) closing down temporarily, we hope to inspire you this week with one of our favourite subjects: read on »

It’s a common misconception that you aren’t in need of hydration during your swim practice since you don’t notice how much you sweat in the pool. Indeed, you sweat less in comparison to non-water sports, but there are a few very go... read on »

Getting stronger to swim faster can be done in the pool, but also on land. There are a number of specific exercises you can do wherever you are that will help you improve your swimming. We have listed some simple exercises you can do at home or at the gy... read on »

Top swimmers use a pull buoy to work on their pulling technique or to strengthen their arm muscles. They are not using a pull buoy to compensate for poor body positioning or to prevent your legs from sinking. Watch the video for three common mistake... read on »

If the forces on a swimmer are so low, as everyone knows, why do swimmers regularly get shoulder pains, or what is also known as a ‘swimmer’s shoulder’? To achieve an injury-free swimming life, there are some key elements we need to tal... read on »

Breathing technique is for a lot of swimmers the biggest challenge. What is the secret to keeping your breathing relaxed while swimming? Breathe out when your face is in the water. There, we’ve spilled the beans and now you know how to swim for hou... read on »

In freestyle, the (flutter)kick can add up to 10% to your speed when you’re swimming at a hard pace. That is if your kick is efficient and well trained. So why is it important to train your kick on a regular basis if it adds so little to your swimm... read on »

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