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12 Year Old Boy Overtraining

My son is 12 years old and swims competitively. He currently trains 6 days (evening)a week (5000 – 6000 per session). In addition he land trains twice a week , and trains with the Water Polo team twice a week. Therefore he currently has 10 workout sessions a week. The Swim coach has added two […]

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Butterfly Arm Actions

I’m trying to teach myself butterfly..but the arm actions at the beginning has me confused..also raising my body just far enough to breath.. In butterfly, the hands enter the water in front of the body and in line with the shoulders. The hands are normally flat with a slight pitch so that the thumb side […]

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Technique should be a focus for all young swimmers.

Technique should be a focus for all young swimmers.

My daughter is nearly years old.  She is a good freestyle and backstroke swimmer and wins regularly.  She trains twice a week for an hour.  They swim lengths virtually the whole session and by the end of the session she is nauseous. The coach says building up strength is the best way of improving technique.  […]

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Ideal Pool Temperature

  The local swim school seems perfect in every way except that pool temperatures in the council run outdoor pool is 24 degrees C.  The air temperature in Sydney is usually quite cool in the mornings.  I feel that this is too cold for my 12 year old.  What is the recommended temperature for squad […]

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Time to Join a Swimming Club?

Our almost 8 year old son has been taking private learn to swim lessons, and is competent in the water, but needs to go to the next level, which I am assuming is learning / training to swim lengths of the pool. What should I be looking for? Is this a club activity or a […]

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Teaching Babies to Love the Water

I have a 16-month-old daughter. She loves the water and I’m looking forward to seeing her swimming properly. My question is, at what age can I expect her to get the hang of kicking and moving purposely in one direction? It depends as every child will develop at a different rate. Usually children will develop […]

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Slow Freestyle Kick

I have a kid age 9. I feel that when he does free kicking it is very slow. How can he improve his freestyle kick? The key to improving freestyle kick is to do plenty of it at a good intensity. I would start with sets of 25m kick fast and then build up to […]

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Flutter Kick in Breaststroke

Is there anything that can be done to help a swimmer who appears to be doing a small flutter kick (not intentionally) after each cycle of the breaststroke kick? She is not a beginner and is aware of the problem yet does not seem to be able to feel herself doing it while racing or […]

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