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Alternative uses for armbands

alternative uses for armbands

Save money and space in your kit bag by repurposing foam disc armbands as versatile training aids.

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Reasons why your kick isn’t working

reasons why your kick isn't working

This video explains some common problems with kick technique in each of the swimming strokes. If your kick isn’t going anywhere, this video might help you discover why. Continue reading Reasons why your kick isn’t working

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Turnarounds Explained

turnarounds explained

A “turnaround” is a common swim training exercise and worth incorporating into your session especially if you are aiming to improve your speed.

A turnaround consists of a repeated number of sets of a certain distance and a target time in which to swim each set. The target time includes time to rest. Continue reading Turnarounds Explained

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Backstroke Training Drills to Refine your Technique

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They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If you always get in the pool and swim your stroke without thinking about the different elements that are involved, you’re not likely to make big improvements. Breaking the stroke down into specific exercises or drills that isolate a certain part, whether it is the kick, an arm action or the breathing, will help you to identify weak areas and refine your technique. Continue reading Backstroke Training Drills to Refine your Technique

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Balance in the Water

balance in the water

We’re all familiar with those dreams where you feel like you’re falling and you wake up with a sudden lurch forward. The lurch is uncontrollable and is your body’s natural reaction to the sensation of falling. It is bracing you for a heavy landing. Understanding this important natural reflex may be the key to unlocking your ability to swim… Continue reading Balance in the Water

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Stroke improvement: Flexibility for swimming

flexibility for swimming

A lack of flexibility can cause problems for swimmers. Tight muscles can be easily strained or prone to cramp when swimming and limited range of joint movement can inhibit performance. Working on flexibility is something you can do at home or in the gym. Continue reading Stroke improvement: Flexibility for swimming

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