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Why Is A Warm Down So Important?

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:25:00 Europe/London

There are plenty of swimmers that overlook the benefits of the warm down when swimming. This is perhaps understandable. If you have just spent a good few hours hurting your muscles in the pool, the last thing you probably want to do is hop back in. Or, if you were in a race and it didn’t go your way, you’re probably not that eager to jump back into the water. Still, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to get your warm down, and there are a few reasons why this is the case.

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Posted in Training Swim Tips By John Peeke

The New Arena R-Evo One Racing Suits

Monday, 12 March 2018 11:23:50 Europe/London

A swimmer's racing suit can be a powerful tool and ensure that a good swimmer reaches greatness in the water. With the right swimsuit, you can make sure that you achieve your ultimate potential in the pool and even look good while doing it. With that in mind, you might want to consider opting for the Powerskin R-EVO One suit. This is a fantastic new option for keen swimmers everywhere.

But what benefits do the new Arena EVO One Suits bring in and out of the pool?

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Posted in Swimwear Competitive Swim Tips By John Peeke

Technique Paddles: More Than Just A Paddle

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 09:36:00 Europe/London

The typical hand paddle is an excellent training aid to keep in your bag, we even keep a pair in ours. Typical hand paddles are great for adding a bit of extra resistance to your stroke and helping to build that upper body strength. But what about when you really need to improve your hand and upper body technique? That's where our arsenal of more complex technique paddles come into play. We're going to talk you through some of our favorite technique paddles and how they have helped us improve our DPS (Distance Per Stroke) our upper body strength and the overall quality of our swim!

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Posted in Equipment Swim Tips By John Peeke

Why Swim Practice Is Everything

Monday, 5 March 2018 16:01:00 Europe/London

If you want to achieve big things in the pool, then you need to rethink your swimming practice regime. Dreaming about winning is one thing, but you need to work hard and optimize your training to give yourself the best chances.

When you practice, you might not be competing for a gold medal or performing for a crowd, but you are working for yourself and improving your ability. This means that in every swim practice you need to remember what you are there for and do your best every time.

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Posted in Training By John Peeke

How To Develop The Perfect Freestyle Kick

Monday, 26 February 2018 16:08:00 Europe/London

Kick sets might form an integral part of your early season training. Sadly, though, many swimmers and coaches fall into the trap of letting them fade as the weeks roll on in favour of other routines. But whether you’re a regional swimmer or a national competitor, now is the time to start paying greater attention to your freestyle kick. Get this right, and the competition will be left behind.

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Posted in Training Swim Tips By John Peeke

What Does It Take To Become An Elite Swimmer?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:02:56 Europe/London

Elite swimmers aren’t just medal-winning athletes; they are people who have a goal and the tenacity to pursue it constantly. They live a lifestyle that allows their sport to be all-encompassing and give themselves plenty of opportunities to succeed. They work hard, love what they do and have confidence that when they get in the pool, that is where they belong.

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Posted in Training Competitive Swim Tips By John Peeke

Get Back Into Swimming For Fitness

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 09:05:00 Europe/London

If there is one kind of exercise that can benefit your health in impressive ways, it’s swimming. Swimming is one of the most pleasant forms of exercise, thanks to the support the water offers and the cooling, tranquil feeling most of us get when we hit the lanes. It’s not just mental health that benefits from swimming, either; swimming is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise, and the water helps to minimise the risk for injury.

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Posted in Training By John Peeke

10 Powerful Ways for Swimmers To Stay Motivated All Season

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:46:16 Europe/London

Staying motivated can be tough for anyone who practices a sport. When you're a swimmer, finding the energy (both mental and physical) to get into the pool is often a challenge. It usually means having to get up early and it might require you to spend those early mornings with the rest of your team too. Not everyone is keen to be around other people in the early hours. If you struggle to keep yourself motivated for the whole season, there are some smart things you can do to keep going.

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Posted in Swim Tips By John Peeke

How To Swim Faster Backstroke

Monday, 15 January 2018 13:03:51 Europe/London

Backstroke is one of the most challenging swimming techniques to learn, and many people struggle to move through the water as quickly as they can on their front. Still, there are lots of actions that could assist swimmers in reaching faster speeds and completing that length in half the time they otherwise would have done. With that in mind, there are some expert tips below that should assist you in improving your technique and achieving a fast backstroke. Apply the suggestions next time you spend time in the pool, and you should witness the benefits firsthand.

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Posted in Training By John Peeke

5 Reasons Why Joining A Swim Team Is Good For Your Kids

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 09:03:05 Europe/London

If you have never considered the idea before, then it’s definitely one you may want to spend a little time thinking over. Joining a swim team can be a transformational experience for your kids, offering a multitude of benefits. We’ve covered the top five reasons a swim team could be the right decision for your kids below-- why not read through and see if these benefits are something your kids would find helpful?

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