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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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Get Back into Swimming

QUESTION: Hi, I am 15 years old and I quit swimming 2 years ago. I have still done swimming in between but now with a club and at a competitive level. Now I want to get back into swimming but I have very low endurance, how would you suggest that I improve? Sarah ANSWER: Hi […]

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How to Kick When Swimming Butterfly

Gary Barclay explains how to kick when swimming butterfly. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay. I’m going to talk to you a little bit about the butterfly kick. The most common problem we find with the butterfly kick is where swimmers kick just from their knees, rather than using their hips and their torso to drive the […]

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Swim Squad for Adult Swimmers

QUESTION Hello, I am 57 yo and would like to join a swim squad for my age group. I used to swim competitively as a child in the country. Do such squads exist? if so, could you recommend one to me. Regards Libby, Ivanhoe, Victoria. ANSWER There are a number of Masters Swimming programs in […]

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Breaststroke – Correct Leg Recovery

Gary Barclay talks about corrent leg recovery in breaststroke and how an incorrect recovery will cause alot of drag. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay. And I’m going to have a look today at one of the most common problems with breaststroke, and in particular the breaststroke kick, and that is the poor leg recovery, where the […]

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