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How The FINIS Stability Snorkel Will Transform Training

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The new FINIS Stability Snorkel: Speed has been designed and developed to help competitive swimmers swim at high speeds with an elevated body position during training.

FINIS are the masters of swim equipment, so it's no surprise that this new swim training snorkel is every bit as awesome as its predecessors.

Here, we take a look at the innovative new features on the FINIS Stability Snorkel and see how it will improve your swim training.

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Why Laszlo Cseh has chosen Aquarapid for Tokyo 2020

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Hungary's multiple World and European champion Laszlo Cseh has recently announced a new collaboration with Aquarapid as he steps up his bid to reach a fifth successive Olympic Games.

Cseh has chosen to partner the Italian swimwear brand for the next two seasons, which will include this year's World Championships and Tokyo 2020.

Aquarapid have fine-tuned and developed an impressive collection of FINA-approved tech suits in recent years, so we take a look at the key technical features that make these suits stand out.

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Wetsuit Care - How To Make Your Wetsuit Last Longer

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Buying a new triathlon wetsuit can be a big investment, so you want to make sure you get the very highest performance from it, for the longest amount of time.

Some well-timed wetsuit care could be the difference between your suit lasting one season and several years, depending on how regularly you use it.

For the wetsuit to consistently perform at its very best, it needs to be looked after properly. Here, we share our top tips for swimming and triathlon wetsuit care including advice on washing, drying, storage and more.

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How To Put On A Wetsuit Properly - 7 Top Tips

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Putting on a triathlon wetsuit correctly is vital if you want to get the most out of your suit in the water. Too many swimmers rush the process and it comes back to haunt them, either in the water or the bank account!

An ill-fitting wetsuit may restrict your arms or legs in the water, while rushing to put it on in a hurry increases the likelihood of nicking or snagging the neoprene material.

We've put together this handy guide with top tips on how to put on a wetsuit properly. Follow this advice to avoid any unwanted damages and to make sure you maximise your performance in the open water.

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Jazz Carlin Retirement Calls Time on 'Amazing Journey'

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Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin has announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

Carlin claimed two silvers in the 400m and 800m freestyle at Rio 2016, having already won two European titles and a Commonwealth Games gold medal during the previous two years.

Find out what Carlin has said about a career which saw her win 13 major international medals in six years, and hear top coaches pay tribute to a swimmer with an 'infectious never-give-up attitude'.

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How The FINIS Rival 2.0 Has Become Faster and Tougher

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The all new FINIS Rival 2.0 tech suit has been branded as 'A Suit As Tough As You' upon its recent release, which has generated a huge amount of buzz in the swimming world.

The FINIS team of Olympic swimmers including Olivia Smoliga, Anthony Ervin and Britain's James Guy have played a key role in the development of this next-generation competition suit.

At the forefront of this revamp is the creation of an innovative new fabric called Shield-Tech™, but how exactly does it work? We examine five new features of the FINIS Rival 2.0 and find out how they have improved on the original.

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5 Reasons To Love The New Speedo LZR Pure Intent & Valor

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Excitement has been building over the arrival of the all-new Speedo LZR Pure Intent and LZR Pure Valor, and we've not been disappointed!

At the Speedo Aqualab, the greatest minds in textile technology garment engineering, sports science, computational fluid dynamics, testing protocols and design have combined to produce this next generation tech suit.

Here, we take a look at the all-new Speedo Fastskin LZR Pure Intent and LZR Pure Valor, and list our five top reasons why they will be the fastest and best yet.

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6 Top Tips To Prepare For Your First Swimming Race

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Your first ever swimming race is a big moment, but is also a step into the unknown.

It is an experience you'll always look back on and remember, despite the nerves and anxiety you're understandably feeling in the days and hours leading up to the race.

It's important to embrace and enjoy the occasion, so we've put together six top tips that will take the stress and worry out of your race day preparation and help your big day run smoothly.

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9 Ways To Use a Massage Foam Roller

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A foam roller can be an incredibly useful and versatile massage aid for swimmers and athletes concentrating on muscle recovery.

These rollers offer a simple and efficient way to apply pressure and release muscle tightness at times when it's not always possible to visit a sports physio.

In association with Fitness-Mad, we look at nine massage roller exercises that will help you get the very best out of this impressive piece of equipment.

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Arena Carbon Air 2 - Introducing Arena's Newest Tech Suit

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Excitement is building for this season's arrival of the brand new Arena Powerskin Carbon Air 2 tech suit collection.

There was so much to love about the original Arena Carbon Air race suits, but the prospect of a revamped version offering even greater levels of performance and comfort has really got swimmers talking.

We take a look at three key features which help to make the Arena Carbon Air 2 even lighter and faster than its predecessor.

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