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Madeline Groves – “Why swim butterfly?”

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The most gruelling swim style on the 2018 Commonweath Games programme has traditionally only been attempted by the strongest competitors committed enough to perfecting its physically daunting technique. Speaking to Inside Sport, Australian swimmer Madeline Groves has an interesting take on the whole “why swim butterfly?” question. A first-time Olympian at Rio 2016, Groves has […]

6 Tips on how to prepare for a swim meet

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Your mindset plays an important role when you plunge from the starting blocks into the water to race. Many swimmers focus on the performance and forget to mentally prepare. You can be in peak physically condition, but if you are not in the right head space, not even the the best start or technique will […]

7 Must-have pool toys for summer

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It’s a rare thing to go on Facebook and Instagram and not see a post of someone lounging on a giant inflatable flamingo. What did we ever do before this oversized pool toys came along? These days, a visit to the pool—even if you are at a resort—is not complete without pool toys. It’s not […]

How to choose a snorkel, mask and fins

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Choosing a snorkel Gone are the days where you one snorkel type fits all. Now it’s all about comfort and features. Did you know you can even get snorkels which allow you to attach a waterproof action cameras? Imagine capturing your underwater adventure in video format or the amazing photos for Instagram. Before buying a […]

Swimming safety for lakes and rivers

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Swimming in lakes, creeks, dam and rivers can be great fun and an excellent way to beat the heat this summer, but they can also be exceptionally dangerous. We want your summer 2016/2017 to be the best summer yet, so don’t forget to brush up on your water safety before venturing out in the great outdoors, […]

How to choose a swimsuit

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Ladies, bikinis or baggy boardies are perfect for lazing on the beach or a quick dip, but if you are serious about swimming for fitness, you need a serious swimsuit. Choosing a swimsuit is hard, particularly if you’ve had an entire season of eating comfort food and binge-watching Netflix. Remember you are your own worst […]

Swimming tips for beginner triathletes

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Always wanted to compete in a triathlon, but daunted by the thought of ocean swimming with all those sporty types and who knows what lurking beneath the surface? When your practice has taken place in the safety of a swimming pool complex, open water swimming can be a stark contrast. With these handy hints, your […]