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Breaststroke is full of technical difficulties and challenges, but a wonderful stroke to master. It is a stop-start stroke. When the feet are brought up, the body folds in an accordion-like position and then folds back out when the kick is... read on »

Flip turns are like a Litmus test for your swimming. They tell us a lot about staying relaxed, timing, coordination, breathing and core strength. They are an essential part of swimming like a pro. In short, they are good for you and we will exactly tell ... read on »

Don’t read this post if you want any useful information. Please don’t read it at all. If you don't read this, you won’t learn anything about stroke length and rate. (S)peed = Stroke (L)ength x Stroke (R)ate – (D)rag. Oh d... read on »

The most crucial part of swimming, the crux of the matter! Everything rests upon what happens here in this sacred space that is the pull and push. The rest of the stroke can look like a dog’s breakfast, but it is here where swimming's music is ... read on »

Posture, line and balance are important components of your body positioning. Posture is all about swimming proud, staying tall with a long neck and keeping your chest open and your shoulder blades pulled towards each other. 

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Intervals and pacing, a general and vague term you might think, since everything we swim is an interval with a corresponding pace/speed. There has to be a reason, right? So here comes a classic SwimGym explanation.

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Our speed is a result of stroke length x stroke rate minus drag. Two of these factors (stroke rate and length) we have control over and one, drag, is just an unbiased party in the agreement that is determined by the forces of nature. The other two, strok... read on »

With the start of the new year or season, make time for your swimming resolutions, promises or goals for the year. There is no better way to start than with legs, just to kick ... it … off!!! Stability, balance and a well-trained body are the bene... read on »

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