Get outside of your comfort zone with these challenging swimming drills on your next trip to the pool. These exercises will help you along the path to more efficient swimming. Incorporate them into your normal swim set to keep things fresh whilst you're keeping fit!
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We 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.
The frontal, or centre snorkel is considered an essential piece of training equipment by swim coaches. Whatever your level of proficiency in swimming, a frontal snorkel can help you achieve your goals and move your swimming forward. One of the main reasons a training snorkel helps swimmers to improve their technique is because of the constant supply of air that the swimmer receives.
Do you swim length after length at your local pool and feel that you've stopped improving? You may need to analyse what exactly you're doing in the pool during your training sessions in order to make better progress. It's not enough to train hard, you have to train smart! Read our top ten swim training tips to help you stick to your training plan and achieve your goals.
One of the little known secrets of great swimmers is elarning to relax the hand and wrist on the recovery of the backstroke and freestyle. The ability of the swimmer to relax the hand and wrist as the arm swings over the water for the next stroke enables the arm muscles to recover more for the next underwater pull. It's also what makes the fastest swimmers look as if they're not working so hard when swimming so fast!
If your kick sets are getting a little bit boring then why not liven things up with some of these fresh ideas? During your swim training sessions you might find that the drills/workout plan you're following gets a little repetitive week after week and this can lead to a loss of interest and sometimes loss of motivation! To keep things interesting it's a good idea to add some variety to your swimming sessions. Put away your kickboard and try some of these other kicking drills instead...
The folks over at Swimming World Magazine have put together 6 of the most original holiday themed swimming sets for you to try over the Christmas break. They're great at putting together new and original workouts to keep things fresh in the pool. Serious competitive swimmers won't be taking much of a break over Christmas. Swimmers with serious ambition will be down at the pool twice a day, putting the hours in as per usual in order to get ahead of the rest.
TV personality and avid rugby fan Gethin Jones recently undertook a bespoke six-week swim fitness training programme, created and instructed by our very own advisory coach Dan Bullock as a part of our Get Speedo Fit campaign. The challenge involved Gethin (37) swimming 3 - 4 times a week for up to 60 minutes per session, with the aim of improving his muscle tone, power, flexibility and aerobic endurance.
|In this workout from SwimWorkouts.net we focus on stroke speed. The practice peaks with 3 broken 200s where the swimmer tries to get their best 200 time after adding the 4X50s together.|
The guys from Effortless Swimming are asking the question; Is it okay to love your pullbuoy?
In this video from their youtube channel they explore some of the reasons why they love to use a pullbuoy in their swim training and how it can benefit your swimming technique.
This week’s Swim Training Set Of The Week takes a look at a great specialty workout that works 100 speed and 200 pacing. The entire set, all four rounds, is specialty one (swimmer’s best stroke). It’s a great set that can accomplish a lot for the swimmer. Take a look...
U.S swimmer Derek Toomey is training to achieve a spot on the U.S Oympic squad, take a look as shares some of his life and training routine in this video: