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Learning to Breathe in Swimming

If you have troubles breathing when you swim freestyle, you will love this short video. Todays question is from Lisa and Lisa would like some information on breathing in freestyle. Hi, my name’s Gary Barclay and today’s question is from Lisa. Lisa writes “Hello! I’ve just started swimming freestyle for a week, and I’m trying […]

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Australian Championships 100m Freestyle Upset

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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Effortless Freestyle

Wow! Today I received my Effortless Freestyle pack and I’ve just finished watching the DVD. I am impressed with the contents of the DVD because by watching it and then focusing on the different drills in the water, swimmers of all ages will improve their freestyle technique and skills. In Effortless Freestyle, Coach Brenton Ford provides hundreds […]

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Struggle to improve kicking

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I have a 9 year old female swimmer who has been swimming competitively for about 1 year.  She has been slowly improving but has been struggling to improve her kicking propulsion.  Is there anything she can do to improve her kick to develop more propulsion?  Please advise. Thank you, Victor ANSWER: Hi […]

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How to learn breath control when swimming?

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I am fit 40 year old that has been a runner and cyclist but hated swimming all my life so avoided the pool like the plague. Injury has meant I am now advised that swimming is all I will be able to do for the foreseeable future.  I am a very, very […]

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