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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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Lactic Acid in Swimming

Hi Gary, I am a swimmer based in Europe…and I would like to know what can I do to increase my pain tolerance? Because I tend to slow down(.especially in the last 15 meters of the race) if I am feeling pain in my arms, trying to get back into my ” comfort zone” and […]

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Swimming Personal Best Times

QUESTION: Hi Gary, Just wanting to know on average what is the normal personal best and by how much can a young swimmer (eg:12 years old and over) achieve in race from his previous race. The question that i want answered is by how much and in what time frame.Is it a gradual decrease or […]

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2015 FINA Approved Swim Suits

FINA has released a list of approved swim wear for 2015.  The list is dated as at February 5, 2015. A posting of the suit list can be found at FINA Approved Swim Suits. In total, there are now 1,644 items on the swimwear list, with 155 newly approved for 2015. The items are comprised of: -852 […]

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How far should a swimmer warm up?

QUESTION: Good Day Gary, Some of our swimmers ages 8yrs to 14yrs complain of fatigue, when its race time if the coach does a long warm up before the meet starts. What would you say would be basic or best warm up, prior to the start of the meet and the duration. Regards Robert ANSWER: […]

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The best warm up for a Swim Meet

QUESTION: Good Day Gary, Some of our swimmers ages 8yrs to 14yrs complain of fatigue, when its race time if the coach does a long warm up before the meet starts. What would you say would be basic or best warm up, prior to the start of the meet and the duration. Regards Robert ANSWER: […]

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