Is Coach Using the Right Approach for a 12 year old?

Is Coach Using the Right Approach for a 12 year old?

12 April 2014

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I have been following your website and responses to question for more than a year. I found it to be very informative. I have also read your book related parents guide. My daughter, she is 12 years old and has been participating in swimming competition at state level. Her main stroke is […]

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Australian Championships 100m Freestyle Upset

05 April 2014

World swimming champion James Magnussen has been beaten in the 100m freestyle final at the Commonwealth Games Trials in Brisbane. Listen to the race winner Cameron McEvoy and James talk about the race and how good it will be for them to work together and race each other in Australia over the next few years […]

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Swimming for Parents Feedback

Swimming for Parents Feedback

31 March 2014

If you are considering purchasing the book ‘Swimming for Parents’  check out the feedback below. The book is available at www.SwimmingForParents.com and has been written for parents of swimmers aged 8 years to 14 years.  More than 3000 copies have sold into 27 countries around the world. __________________________________________________________ Hi Gary I have read most of the book […]

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New FINA Backstroke Starting Platform

30 March 2014

I have been asked a number of questions recently in regards to the new backstroke starting platform. Rumour has it that the new backstroke starting platforms are set to be used at a number of swim meets around the world in the next few months. FINA recently made this how-to video on how to set […]

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Swim times have not improved despite more training

Swim times have not improved despite more training

29 March 2014

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I was just after your thoughts on my daughter’s swim times not going anywhere.   Last year she was swimming 2x1hr squad sessions per week and at every time trial/swim meet her times would improve in all of her strokes. Since joining a new Squad at start of February and now swimming 4 x […]

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First qualifying time for Age Nationals

First qualifying time for Age Nationals

22 March 2014

QUESTION: Hi, my 13 yr old daughter is training for her first age nationals in the 100 back. She qualified in a time of 1.09.32 My husband and I have no swimming experience and feel a bit lost in this world. I know my daughter has done really well to get to here, but there […]

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Is this Swim Club doing the right thing?

Is this Swim Club doing the right thing?

15 March 2014

QUESTION: Hi, I would like to ask a couple of questions about the swim club in our town  with the rules and discrimination against older girls who have nominated to swim on the club night but then have to pull out at last moment due to (girls personal reasons) and because they pull out loose […]

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What is the best knee width in Breaststroke?

What is the best knee width in Breaststroke?

14 March 2014

QUESTION: Hi Gary, My daughter is 12 years and has recently begun competitive swimming. My question is what is the optimum knee width for breaststroke? Thx Lamar ANSWER: Hi Lamar, In breaststroke, the knees will come apart to a width slightly wider than the shoulders as the legs are recovering and preparing to kick backwards. […]

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