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TYR Venzo 'Will Break World Records' - Ryan Lochte

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Excitement is building ahead of the arrival of TYR's newest tech suit, the TYR Venzo.

Developed with detailed input from top international swimmers including Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers, TYR are promising that the Venzo will 'redefine performance in the water'.

We examine the suit's innovative race features and hear what the professionals are saying about the TYR Venzo.

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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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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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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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How to Avoid Headaches While Swimming

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Have you ever had a headache caused by your swimming goggles? Many swimmers complain of head pain that come from wearing swim goggles, but this is just one of several causes of swimmers' headache.

Well, it's time this stopped! No swimmer should have to endure a banging head when they're enjoying a dip. It takes all the fun out of what should be a refreshing and invigorating sport or pastime.

So we've highlighted the most common causes of swimming headaches along with some simple tips on how to cure them.

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How To Use a Training Snorkel For a Faster Swim

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A swimming snorkel is one of the must-have training aids for your swim bag, and it can produce great results for swimmers of all standards.

They can be used to improve body positioning and alignment, stroke technique and kicking, along with stamina, speed and endurance.

We take a look at the biggest benefits of using a training snorkel during your session, and pick our five favourites.

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5 Most Colourful Swimwear Brands To Brighten Up Any Swim

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Are you looking to stand out from the crowd at the pool? Well ProSwimwear have got the swimsuit brands for you!

If you're looking to inject some bright colour into your swimming sessions this year, you'll be sure to find some inspiration among these stunning designs.

We've put together an essential list of our favourite colourful swimwear choices that will be perfect for all occasions from swim training sessions and lessons to holidays and leisure swimming.

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Best Core Exercises for Swimmers With Hannah Miley

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Increasing your swimming core strength will see you develop greater stability and balance in the water while also being able to maintain a more efficient streamlined body position.

Greater swimming core strength will also give you extra power, both in the arms for your pull and in the legs for your kick.

Here, Olympic swimmer Hannah Miley demonstrates her two favourite drills which have helped improve her core strength over her career. Give them a try!

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How to mentally prepare yourself for a swim race

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With all your hard work in the pool complete, it's time to turn your attention to getting your pre-race mental preparation spot on.

All of your good work in the water could be undone if your head isn't in the right place in those final few moments before you approach the starting block.

We share some top tips on how to remove distractions, doubts, worries and anxiety in the build-up to race day, so you can focus purely on the job at hand.

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How To Build Your Own Swimming Kit Bag In 7 Simple Steps

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Keeping your swimming kit bag fully stocked with all your essential swim accessories is an extremely important part of achieving success in the pool.

You'll have all your favourite kit together, as well as a selection of essential training aids that you can easily grab from poolside no matter what drills or work you decide to focus on.

Whether you're swimming competitively, for fitness or for fun, you can customise your swim bag with all your favourite kit and equipment. Here are our top seven suggestions for everything you need this year.

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Missy Franklin Pens Emotional Swimming Retirement Letter

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Five-time Olympic gold medallist Missy Franklin has announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 23.

Franklin was one of the sensations of London 2012 when she burst on to the international scene and won four golds as a 17-year-old amateur.

She followed that incredible breakout performance with another gold at Rio 2016 four years later, but has been plagued by shoulder injuries and has also been very open about struggles with her mental health.

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10 Best New Year's Resolutions for Swimming Inspiration

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It's that time of year where we all like to plan a fresh start. A time to look back at what went wrong over the past 12 months, and what we need to do to put it right.

Like the majority of athletes, swimmers are no different. Swimming is a sport that constantly inspires new goals, bigger targets and a motivation to succeed.

With that in mind, what New Year's resolutions are you planning to make 2019 your most successful year yet in the swimming pool? We've come up with our 10 top suggestions that will inspire you to achieve great things over the coming 12 months.

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Eight Gold Medals For Olivia Smoliga at 2018 SC Worlds

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Olivia Smoliga played a starring role as the USA dominated the 2018 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships in China.

Smoliga claimed an unprecedented eight gold medals at the SC Worlds, which was held across six days in Hangzhou, surpassing the seven golds won by American team mate Caeleb Dressel in Budapest last year.

It helped the USA win the Team of the Championships award, while individually it was South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Hungary's Katinka Hosszu who were named as best male and best female in China.

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10 Best Christmas Gifts for Swimmers Under £100

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Are you looking to treat the swimmer in your family or friendship group this Christmas? If you're looking to give them the ultimate swimming treat, then you've come to the right place.

From racing swimwear to the very best in goggles, training aids and equipment, there are plenty of options to help you find that truly memorable and long-lasting Christmas present.

We've come up with a list of our 10 favourite gift ideas for swimmers priced between £50 and £100.

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10 Best Christmas Gifts for Swimmers Under £50

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Have you set yourself an individual gift budget for your Christmas shopping this year?

Many people like to set a limit of what they are prepared to spend on each present but, as the big day approaches and you still haven't come up with any ideas, it can be easy to end up breaking that budget.

If you're lucky enough to have a keen swimmer in your family or friendship circle, then you needn't worry any more! We've come up with a list of our 10 favourite gift ideas for swimmers under £50.

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