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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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The Book – Swimming for Parents

Learn everything you need to know as a swimming parent. Whether your child is just starting out in the sport or competing at a National level this book will provide you with all the answers you need to become the best swimming parent to help your child succeed. “Swimming for Parents” is a resource that you will […]

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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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Swim BUTTERFLY Fast

Swim BUTTERFLY Fast

It is important to develop good timing, technique and rhythm in butterfly over shorter distances before attempting any longer swims. To swim BUTTERFLY fast you need to start with the correct technique. The article written by Gary Barclay on Butterfly Technique is well worth reading. swimBUTTERFLYfast  

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