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How to improve my swimming?

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I was lucky enough to spend most of my childhood on a property with a large natural lake, spending 3-4 hours most summer days in the water. I never took any swimming lessons, and thought of myself as an accomplished swimmer because I was so comfortable in the water. When I went […]

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How far should a swimmer warm up?

QUESTION: Good Day Gary, Some of our swimmers ages 8yrs to 14yrs complain of fatigue, when its race time if the coach does a long warm up before the meet starts. What would you say would be basic or best warm up, prior to the start of the meet and the duration. Regards Robert ANSWER: […]

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Six Secrets to be a Great Swimming Coach

There are some secrets to being a successful swimming coach of junior and age group swimmers.  Most of these secrets are never taught in coaching courses and most coaches do not understand the importance of these skills. Listed below are six key skills that successful swimming coaches use.  Do you do all of these? 1. Teach […]

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The best warm up for a Swim Meet

QUESTION: Good Day Gary, Some of our swimmers ages 8yrs to 14yrs complain of fatigue, when its race time if the coach does a long warm up before the meet starts. What would you say would be basic or best warm up, prior to the start of the meet and the duration. Regards Robert ANSWER: […]

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Behind the Goggles goes to print

This week I received the final proof for Behind the Goggles and it looks fantastic. The content in the book will help every competitive swimmer aged 8 to 14 years to improve their swimming.  It is full of tips and areas to focus on and will be read over and over again. The book is in full […]

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How can my daughter lose weight?

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I have not been following up some time with you. How are you? Would like to ask you, how can swimmers loose weight and have a balance diet? What sort of diet is good for swimmers, to loose weight? She is presently in a sport school overseas and she is not quite […]

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