John Peeke

The Best Race Ready Routines for Swimmers

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Enjoying continued success at your swimming races isn't just about turning up on a Saturday and smashing it. If only it was that simple!

To get the very best out of your performance on race day, it is essential that you work hard to develop the best possible routines between races, and stick to them.

Here, we share our five top tips for good habits and developing the best race-ready routine.

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What is the fastest lane in swimming?

what is the fastest lane in swimming

Is there such a thing as a 'fastest lane' in swimming? The obvious choice would be Lane 4, where the fastest qualifiers are placed for finals.

We take a look at the facts, the myths and the superstitions to establish exactly how much of an advantage swimmers gain from competing in the middle lanes.

Is it psychological, or is there more to it than that? We have all the answers, along with tips and advice to help you get the right mindset if you're starting from an outside lane.

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Do Tech Suits Make You Faster?

Do tech suits actually make a difference to your swim times? It is a question asked by many a swimmer over the years.

The importance placed on elite tech swimsuits at top-level competition is huge, but can less experienced swimmers also benefit from them?

We take a look at the technology used and examine just how these suits are able to help you swim faster.

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6 Ways Swimmers Can Stop Goggles From Fogging Up

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Having your goggles steam up is never a good moment for a swimmer, particularly when it happens at the worst possible time.

Fogged up swim goggles can easily disrupt the flow of your training session or, even worse, the problem could strike in the middle of a race.

Thankfully, there are a variety of simple tips and tricks you can use to prevent your swimming goggles from steaming up. We feature our six most popular cures here.

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Why Is a Swimming Cool Down So Important?

We examine the benefits of a proper swimming warm down and how it can help the mind as well as speed up muscle recovery.

There are plenty of swimmers that overlook warm downs after 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 here are the reasons why.

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

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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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Arena's Top Training tools

No matter your skill level, the length of your training session or the amount of energy you have left to use, Arena offer a vast range of training tools to suit a variety of needs!

Discover their fantastic range, how they can benefit you and how to use them all in this handy graphic!

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How To Get Motivated For Swim Training

Staying motivated to train is always a challenge, and it's even harder if you're trying to push yourself as much as you can. You can find yourself feeling exhausted both physically and mentally, and the urge to slack off or even give up can be difficult to resist.

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Five Undeniable Reasons to Love Swimming

5 Reasons to Love SwimmingSwimming is an amazing sport and form of exercise. You may already know this - maybe you’re an avid swimmer already. You may be somebody who’s thinking about trying it for themselves, but you’re not quite sure that it’s right for you. The great thing about swimming is that there are so many reasons to love it, and anybody can give it a try. Here are 5 undeniable reasons to love swimming! 

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Five Things To Love About Open Water Swimming

Five Things To Love About Open Water SwimmingOpen water swimming is entirely different to swimming in a swimming pool. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t love swimming in a pool. It just means that for variety and excitement, you should try open water swimming every once in a while!

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13 Dry Land Exercises for Swimmers

13 Dryland Exercises For SwimmersWe cannot stress the importance of stretching before a swim in order to prevent injuries. Warming up for a training session and then cooling down afterward should be part of every swimmer's routine. Today we will be looking at some useful exercises.

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Five Lessons About Swimming You Can Learn From Superheroes

Why are superheroes so popular? Perhaps it’s because they offer us insights into our own psyches. When we watch superhero movies, we imagine ourselves in their shoes, asking ourselves what we would do if we had their superpowers. The great thing about superheroes is that they can teach us all sorts of lessons in life, including lessons about - you guessed it - swimming.

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The ProSwimwear Guide To Competitive Swimsuits

Whether you’re taking part in your first competitive race, or you’re a seasoned veteran of competitive swimming, you’ll know that choosing the right FINA approved swimsuit is one of the vital keys to success.
There are plenty of different factors to consider when choosing your competitive race suit. There’s comfort, fit, speed, design and perhaps the most important, price!

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10 Tips To Motivate Your Swim!

No matter how enjoyable swimming might be, doing it day in, day out, can sometimes feel like a chore. It’s in those moments you need a pick-me-up: a source of inspiration that’ll get you back out there doing strokes again.

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Why You Need Chlorine Resistant Swimwear

Did you know that all the chlorine in a swimming pool could actually damage your swim suit? It’s true! And, unfortunately, not many people are aware of this. So, when they need to buy a new suit, they always go for style over substance and end up with a chlorine-damaged swimsuit. This isn’t any good for regular swimmers who spend hours each week training in the pool!

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How To Maintain Your Swimming Fitness During The Summer

Summer is often painted as the perfect time for swimming training. It’s certainly not considered the “off-season” the way that the cold of winter is! But making sure you get all your training in for the new race season in autumn isn’t always as simple as people make out.

Here are some essential tips to making sure you get the swim training you need throughout the summer.

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Enhance Upper Body Strength And Technique With The New FINIS Iso Paddle

Iso paddles are strapless paddles designed to isolate specific muscle groups, develop proper hand position and heighten stroke awareness. Iso paddles are uniquely designed to create an imbalance in the catch phase of a stroke, which forces swimmers to apply more pressure on either side of the paddle in order to maintain a proper stroke. The variance encourages swimmers to pay increased attention to hand position in the water, keeping it level and consistent throughout the catch and pull of each stroke.

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Back To Swim With ProSwimwear

That time of year is finally here, where swimmers and swimming clubs are getting back into gear for the new season of swimming.This year could be the year you really put in the hard work to make a difference and we have the tools and swimwear you need to do just that!

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