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You've seen them doing it in the pool or at the Olympics. It looks beautiful and effortless and makes your jaw drop. You dream about what it would be like to fly. You want to turn from that caterpillar into a fully-fledged butterflier. If you are rea... read on »

There are different opinions on flipturns. Some see them as a pain, some as a rest stop. We see them as a necessity. They tell us a lot about staying relaxed, timing, coordination, breathing and core strength. They are an essential part of swimming like ... read on »

Controversy in the swimming universe doesn’t get bigger than this. To be Bi or not to be! By Bi, we mean are you a bilateral breather or not? ‘Bilateral’ refers to breathing to both sides, of course. Why does bilateral breathing improve... read on »

Want to know how to power up your freestyle stroke? Swim faster? Be more efficient? There is no one element in swimming that is more important than the other, as all of the pieces need to work together to make a cohesive whole. However, in our experience... read on »

This might be the most important thing you read this week. You wonder why your shoulder hurts or you’re not as fast as the others in your lane. You chalk it up to a lack of fitness or flexibility, when in fact it could be just one thing: the catch.... read on »

We love swimming and so think it’s natural that everybody should swim. But what are the health benefits of swimming? We have five reasons for you why everybody should swim. Whether you want get away from the stress of the daily grind, get fit and t... read on »

Body rotation gives us forward momentum, pressure on the water, activates the correct muscles and allows the arm to exit and recover over the water naturally. What have we missed? Nothing. Rotation is key to a smooth freestyle and backstroke.

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We have all seen competitive swimmers swim with such ease and smoothness. The way their arms move over the water looks like it does not cost them any energy at all. So how do they do it? 

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