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Are you up for a challenge? Join us with some of our SwimGym coaches, and SwimGym members from our Amsterdam pool, and complete the Sally squat challenge!

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You invest a lot of time, money and effort in improving your swimming, but if you are not including video analysis in your swimming routine, that investment could be for nothing. Analysing your stroke through video is the fastest way to improve your stro... read on »

Do you want to improve your swimming technique in just one day? Now is your chance! Saturday, November 21st, a brand-new Training Day is on the program. Have your technique analysed on video by our top coaches, learn everything about the... read on »

Swimming uses almost all the muscles in your body, burns way more calories than running and cycling, and as a cherry on top; you can’t breathe freely! These are just a couple examples of why swimming is so challenging. But there is a bright side: i... read on »

Below you can find our selection of dryland workouts, all tailored to improving your swimming. To get you stronger, more flexible and improve your core strength, all in order to help you become a faster swimmer. 

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It’s cold and dark outside. You are struggling to get out of bed and go to the pool. You just put your head back on the pillow and tell yourself tomorrow is another day. Have you wondered how the best athletes stay motivated? It might be because th... read on »

In the past, endurance athletes believed that strength training was not good for their performance. Training for endurance and training for strength and power were considered as opposite training methods with contrasting changes to the body. For an endur... read on »

In 2008, long distance swimmer Maarten van der Weijden won Olympic gold in the 10km Open Water distance after surviving leukemia in 2001. He went on a heroic path, raising funds for cancer research by taking on almost unhuman like challenges. In 2017 he ... read on »


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