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How to Pace 200m and 400m Events?

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I was just wondering how it is best to pace 400m freestyle and also the 200m’s free, back. breast. I am asking because I am a sprint swimmer I often find myself struggling with these distances which I think is probably due to my pacing. Thank You, James ANSWER: Hi James, The most […]

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Pacing a 100m Freestyle

QUESTION: Hi Gary, My name is Sineth, working as a swimming coach in Sri Lanka. I have, age 13 – 15 years old girls and boys In my squad. Their holding 1:03.00 to 1:07.00 they (PB)100m freestyle times long cause meters.. My goal is to swim under 58:00 to 1:00.00 for them. I was planning […]

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ADHD and Swimming Improvement

Hi, This year my son’s swimming  performance  was not good at all.  He is training 6 days (2 -3 hrs swimming) plus 30 min land training a week since October last year but he is still making the same mistakes. He was advised  by his trainer  to avoid competing and instead  to do more training […]

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How Many Sessions?

My son is 12 years old. He plays cricket, football, waterpolo, and some running. He also just competed in the Nationals for swimming. He is now being asked to step up to a minimum of 5 sessions (4 x 2 hours, 1 land training) and really do 6-7 sessions for swimming. We recognise that to […]

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Every Junior Swimmer Should Read This

Everything a junior swimmer needs to know about swimming training and competition is now available for your child. Competitive swimming is a fun sport and thousands of juniors take up swimming each year. For many families, the regular training sessions and swim meets are a new way of life.  While swimming parents have benefitted from […]

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Swim Coach Mentoring

Hi Gary, I’m happy to have got your  name from a coach in our club.  I am a parent and have been swimming with my girls this last 5  to 6 years.  The more involved in the swimming I got the more interesting it’s to me. I did my Level 1 coaching course a year […]

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Butterfly and Back Problems

QUESTION: Hi there! Please can you share your opinion of the age at which a child should start training in the Butterfly stroke. We have heard of children suffering from back problems later in life due to the fact that their little bodies are not able to adjust to a strong stroke like Butterfly during […]

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