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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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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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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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Behind the Goggles

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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 to fix a screw kick in Breaststroke

QUESTION: Hi I’m a swimming coach, in lessons I got to many kids that got their screw leg in breast stroke,and in the swimming club i got around 4 kids, i have done a lot of research about the breaststroke legs and it helps, but it is a big headache that it is not working on […]

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How to use swimming to get fit at 43 years

QUESTION: Hi, I am 43 and have only recently started swimming. I am managing 20 x 20 mtr lengths in 20 mins and was wondering what I should be aiming for, to ensure I keep a reasonably high level of fitness. I have been constantly in the gym so my resting heart rate is between […]

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