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The Best Anti-Fog Goggles: Arena Cobra Ultra Swipe

Cobra Ultra Swipe Goggles

The Arena Cobra Ultra Swipe is here - featuring some of the most advanced swimming goggle technology ever!

Designed specifically for racing and competition, learn more about Arena's latest goggle, including:

  • Swipe Technology
  • Anti-Fog Protection
  • Updated Design Features

If you're tired of your goggles fogging up - the Cobra Ultra Swipe could be the answer for you! 

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How to Use a Pull Buoy to Improve Your Swim Technique

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Pull buoys are small but effective training aids that can really help swimmers develop their skills and make the most of their time in the pool.

The benefits of training with a pull buoy include improved arm strength and technique, a more efficient breathing style and better swim posture.

Our guide shows you how to use one of these pull buoys to their maximum potential, and features some of the top products currently on the market.

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Top Tips to Improve Your Breaststroke Pull Technique

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If you're wondering how you can fine-tune your breaststroke technique to bring your times down even further, try taking a look at your breaststroke pull and pull down.

Perfecting your arm technique, as well as your transitions between the three phases of a breaststroke pull, will boost your efficiency and speed in the pool.

Even by doing the slightest thing wrong, you'll be costing yourself valuable seconds or milliseconds, so check out these helpful tips and video demonstrations to maximise your potential for a new breaststroke PB.

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From halo to Kona: How Tim Don recovered from broken neck

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This time last year, British triathlete Tim Don was lying in a hospital bed wondering if he would ever compete again.

Don suffered a broken neck in a training accident just two days before the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona but, after a year of incredible recovery, he's back to compete in the 2018 race.

In association with his sponsor Zone3, we take a look at the 40-year-old's inspirational journey back to fitness.

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6 Simple Breaststroke Drills To Help You Swim Faster

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If you want to concentrate on improving your breaststroke swimming technique, there are a number of exercises you can perform regularly in the pool.

Check out these easy-to-follow video guides from Arena that will give you six top breaststroke drills to start working on as soon as you hit the water.

These breastroke drills will help you develop your strength, timing, coordination and technique.

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Best Swimming MP3 Player? The FINIS Duo

finis duo underwater mp3 player

Listening to yuor favourite music while training is no longer a luxury that only runners and cyclists can enjoy.

The advances in waterproof MP3 player technology over the past decade means swimmers can also take their favourite songs and podcasts with them when they're training in the water.

We take a look at the benefits of training to music, and pick our top recommendation for the best swimming MP3 player.

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How To Find the Best Swimming Watch

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The rapid rise in quality of swimming watches over the past few years has provided swimmers with more accurate training data than they've ever had before.

Specialist waterproof watches for swimming can now measure everything from laps, strokes, distance and speed to swimming efficiency, duration, sets, rest time and calories.

We stock specialist swim trackers which can help swimmers of all standards. This article highlights our two favourite swimming watches, and how you can get the most out of them.

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How to Swim Breaststroke - Top Tips for a Better Breaststroke Technique

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Mastering the breaststroke swimming technique involves a lot of strength, stamina and perfect timing.

Getting the perfect balance between pulling and kicking takes a lot of practice, not to mention the incredible upper and lower body strength that's also needed.

Our Speedo video training guide will help you visualise how to swim the perfect breaststroke, while our article answers all the commonly-asked questions regarding body positioning, breathing, kicking and arm technique.

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How to Swim Butterfly - Top Tips for Improving Your Butterfly Stroke

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Swimming butterfly requires high levels of strength and endurance, so it's vital to ensure your technique is up to scratch.

Weak techniques will result in wasted energy and see valuable seconds or milliseconds lost in the pool.

Our video training guide from Speedo will help you understand the fundamentals of getting the most out of your butterfly technique.

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Freestyle Swimming Technique - Top Tips for a Faster Front Crawl

Front Crawl Breathing Technique

This helpful video training guide will give you expert tips on how to improve your front crawl swimming technique.

We focus on four key areas that will help you swim a faster freestyle – positioning, breathing, kicks and strokes.

In addition to offering advice on technique, we will also suggest a variety of training aids that will help you develop your skills and see you shave some crucial seconds, or milliseconds, off your times.

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How to improve your backstroke technique for a faster swim

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Check out our latest video training guide that will provide you with some helpful hints and tips on how to finetune your backstroke swimming technique.

This video from Speedo will cover the basics of positioning, breathing, kicks and strokes, and we'll also look at backstroke starts and flip turns as well as a number of useful training aids you can use in the pool.

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Cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland's Instagram pool diving stunt goes viral

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This incredible new video showing cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland's stunning dive from a poolside swing into a swimming pool has already clocked up more than 8,000 views on Instagram.

The Australian, a high diving world champion in 2017, performed the risky stunt with her fellow Red Bull Cliff Diving star Todor Spasov.

She is catapulted nearly 25ft into the air before performing multiple flips and landing it perfectly. Check out the video here, but remember – don't try it yourself!

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How To Improve Your Dolphin Kick With The Finis Evo Monofin

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The FINIS Evo Monofin can be used as an effective training aid to help swimmers develop their dolphin kick and build leg strength.

It is designed to be worn for longer periods of time to improve endurance, boost core strength and develop muscle memory.

Find out how the Evo Monofin can help your training by watching our video with Olympic and world champion Olivia Smoliga, who uses it to build her endurance prior to races.

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Arena Powerskin R-EVO ONE Race Suit - A Second Skin in the Pool

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The Arena Powerskin R-EVO ONE is the latest race suit to join the Arena swimwear range, and it's already proving a popular addition among competitive swimmers.

Available as men's jammers or women's kneeskins, the Powerskin R-EVO ONE delivers on unrestricted movement and streamlined performance.

Made from a single piece of fabric, with only one bonded seam at the back, this competition suit lives up to its claim of feeling like a second skin.

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What to do if your goggles fall off during a race

Tully Kearney British Swimming

Tully Kearney's winning performance in Sheffield at the weekend was a welcome reminder for swimmers that losing your goggles mid-race doesn't mean disaster.

While she may have got out of the water with two very sore eyes, her ability to stay calm and continue with her race plan was rewarded with gold and a new GB best time of 2:44.73.

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FINIS Introduces SwimEars - Keep Water Out, Let Sound In

FINIS SwimearsFINIS, Inc. a worldwide leader in technical swimming innovation, is excited to announce the launch of the SwimEars® watertight acoustic earplugs.These revolutionary earplugs are designed to let sound in and keep water out. The SwimEars® were originally designed by Christian Dittrich and his team at Ear Labs in Sweden. His team of specialists spent over 1,000 hours designing, developing and prototyping the product to create an innovative, new earplug.

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