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A Second Swim Session will Help Alot

QUESTION: Hi the Swim Expert, I have a unique swim training question.  I want to help out this next year with the swim team, unfortunately this school doesn’t have a pool.  The nearest pool is an hour and a half away?  Then off course there are finances and scheduling issues, so in past years they […]

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Son is getting slower, what to do?

QUESTION: Hi Gary My son is nearly 12 and has been competitive swimming since he was 7 he swims 4-5 sessions a week, mine and his concern is that he’s getting slower, his last couple of swim meets he swam slower than when he was 9 and as you can imagine it’s very disheartening for […]

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Is this Swim Club doing the right thing?

QUESTION: Hi, I would like to ask a couple of questions about the swim club in our town  with the rules and discrimination against older girls who have nominated to swim on the club night but then have to pull out at last moment due to (girls personal reasons) and because they pull out loose […]

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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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Faster in Practice than Meets

QUESTION: Hi Gary, My daughter is regularly faster in practice (from a push) than she is in her meets. What are some potential reasons for this? Her coach says she needs to relax. If that really is the problem, easier said than done. Thanks David ANSWER: Hi David, This is not an unusual problem for […]

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