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Too Much Swim Training for a 12 year old Girl?

QUESTION: Hello, Our daughter is 12 1/2 years and currently trains with her swim team 16 hours a week; approximately 4 hours of that is land training. She enjoys swimming and to-date has not complained about the 4:40am wake-up, or late night swims. Her school grades are good. She has had no injuries. We fully support the […]

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How Many Hours Should I Train?

QUESTION: I’m 12 years old and I want to become an Olympian swimmer. How many hours should I be training a week and what should i be eating?? Thank you Nat:) ANSWER: Hi Nat, Thanks for your email.  To become an Olympian is a great goal to strive for. As far as training is concerned most strong […]

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Freestyle Technique – High Elbow Position

Gary Barclay explains the importance of a high elbow position in both the arm recovery and under water pull when swimming freestyle. For more swimming freestyle tips go to www.SwimFreestyleFast.com. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay. We’re going to have a look at one of the most common problems in freestyle, and that is where a swimmer drops […]

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How Many Sessions?

My son is 12 years old. He plays cricket, football, waterpolo, and some running. He also just competed in the Nationals for swimming. He is now being asked to step up to a minimum of 5 sessions (4 x 2 hours, 1 land training) and really do 6-7 sessions for swimming. We recognise that to […]

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