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Swimming with Fins – from what age?

QUESTION: Hi Gary, At what age can swimmers wear fins?  Or can they start wearing them in training sessions (swimming approx. 2-3 times per week) at the age of 8 or 9 years. Many thanks Sarah ANSWER – Swimming with Fins While a swimmer can start wearing fins at any age, most children begin to […]

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Free Shipping Swimming Books

SPECIAL FREE SHIPPING OFFER IN AUSTRALIA  – COUPON VALID TO 30 JUNE 2015 – GREAT GIFT FOR SWIMMERS Behind the Goggles is the ultimate book for children who love to swim. Written in an easy to read style and targeted to help 8 to 14 year olds, the book is designed with terrific cartoons, tips […]

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How can my daughter improve her breaststroke?

Jo’s 12 year old daughter is a good breaststroke swimmer. Jo is looking for some advice on how she can improve some aspects of her breaststroke swimming. Her daughter has a problem picking up her stroke rate compared with the other girls in her age group. In fact some times she does two strokes to […]

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Why do Swimming Coaches Love Coaching?

Last Friday night I attended a 20 year reunion for a swimming club that I began in 1995 called Carey Aquatic. The Club changed its name to CA Tritons in 2008 and remains a strong competitive club in Melbourne, Australia today. There were more than 150 former athletes in attendance on the night and it […]

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Behind the Goggles – Australian Swim Club Sale

SPECIAL CLUB OFFER AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA ONLY “BEHIND THE GOGGLES” I have received many enquiries from swimming clubs who would like to get a bulk discount to buy copies of “Behind the Goggles” for swimmers aged 8 to 14 years, in their club. The normal retail for the book is $20.00 plus postage in Australia […]

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Wearing a Nose Clip in Swimming

QUESTION: Hi Gary, If I swim with a nose clip, does that mean I can’t do the freestyle flip? During allergy season, breathing through my nose in the pool exacerbates symptoms. I am also trying to learn the flip. So I’m hoping I can flip while exhaling through the mouth … but I’m not sure. […]

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The Art of Triathlon Swimming

I often get asked about the swim leg in a triathlon.  While the swim leg is the shortest leg in a triathlon, it can also set you up for the rest of the race. So many triathletes are strong in the ride and the run however many triathletes struggle to do the swim in a […]

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