swimming blog In the fast lane

You are trying to swim longer distances but you get tired after just a few laps? Or ever wondered why your technique is not improving or why you’re not becoming faster over longer distances? Here’s a thought: swim slower!

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Swimming laps in the pool is a great way to stay fit and healthy. But it won’t be sufficient to make you a faster, stronger or more efficient swimmer over time. Variation in your training routine is key and sprinting is the most effective way to im... read on »

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 »

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