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Behind the Goggles – Australian Swim Club Sale

SPECIAL CLUB OFFER AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA ONLY “BEHIND THE GOGGLES” I have received many enquiries from swimming clubs who would like to get a bulk discount to buy copies of “Behind the Goggles” for swimmers aged 8 to 14 years, in their club. The normal retail for the book is $20.00 plus postage in Australia […]

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Wearing a Nose Clip in Swimming

QUESTION: Hi Gary, If I swim with a nose clip, does that mean I can’t do the freestyle flip? During allergy season, breathing through my nose in the pool exacerbates symptoms. I am also trying to learn the flip. So I’m hoping I can flip while exhaling through the mouth … but I’m not sure. […]

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The Art of Triathlon Swimming

I often get asked about the swim leg in a triathlon.  While the swim leg is the shortest leg in a triathlon, it can also set you up for the rest of the race. So many triathletes are strong in the ride and the run however many triathletes struggle to do the swim in a […]

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Educating Swimming Parents

There are so many different topics that swimming parents need to understand to help them to support the swimmer in their family. The second edition of Swimming for Parents will assist every swimming parent to provide the necessary support to help your child to be the best swimmer that they can be. Being a parent […]

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Puberty and Menses for Female Swimmers

QUESTION: My daughter is 11 years old and she started to experience her first menses in February this year and coincidentally it happens on her 200 Free trial and she clocked 2:53. Then one month later at an important national age group meet, menses happened just prior again and clocked 3:02. Can menses, which unfortunately […]

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Correct breathing in breaststroke

Learning to breathe at the correct time in breaststroke is very important for swimmers of all ages. To breathe at the correct time in breaststroke, it is important to develop correct timing of breathing in relations to your arms stroke and your leg kick. Begin with your arms straight out in front of your body […]

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How to start back swimming again

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I quit swimming when I was around 10 with a freestyle 50m time of about 42 seconds. I feel like restarting now but everyone in so much faster. Is there a way I could sort of ‘train’ in my small pool at home so I won’t be left in the dirt when […]

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How to use Arms more than Legs in Swimming

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I am after some advice. I am a 58 year young guy, whom has always wanted to swim well, and consequently decided to take lessons. Swimming freestyle (front crawl), I become tired very quickly, and have been advised my leg action is excessive and that effort is tiring me, the result my […]

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