swimming blog In the fast lane

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 »

Our coach team at SwimGym is one international bunch! As former swimmers, coaches and even Olympians we have travelled to quite some countries for swimming, and have therefore swam in some amazing pools around the world. But the question remains - which ... read on »

Competitions are cancelled for the foreseeable future. You will have to wait to race again. And even if you did not have any competitions planned, how do you challenge yourself? Or, better question, how can we help you challenge yourself? We came up... read on »

A pull buoy is a great tool and can be found in almost every swimming pool around the world, and a lot of swimmers swear by them. Ever wonder why you speed up when you swim with a pull buoy and overtake faster swimmers? Why does it feel like you are glid... read on »

As a two-time Olympic medal winner and founder of SwimGym, my love and passion for swimming is limitless. Since this would have been the week of swimming at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, I want to share some of my favourite Olympic moments that have inspired ... read on »

Are you an early bird or more of a night owl when it comes to swimming? We asked around 100 swimmers what their preference was. We will describe the results with some of the pro’s and con’s. Is there a prefect moment in a day to swi... read on »


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