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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 […]

10 must-haves for the beginner triathlete

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If you’ve been thinking of extending your athletic prowess and taking on your first triathlon, before you start training, there is some important gear you need to take you from the water to the bike ride to the run. Cycling Bike You don’t have to rush out and by a whizz bang, state-of-the-art, carbon fibre […]

Ashleigh Gentle: Train for everything

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The Gold Coast native was a standout junior who won the world championship level in 2010.  Ashleigh Gentle talked to Inside Sport on how the best triathletes train harder on the weaker disciplines from an early age, and how swimming training is the hardest to prepare for. “As triathlon is an Olympic sport, we work […]

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 […]

Beginners’ guide to snorkelling

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Going snorkelling can be a little daunting if you’ve never tried it before, but with these handy tips you’ll know how to stay safe and open yourself up to an entire new amazing underwater world.  Before you know it, you’ll be exploring the Great Barrier Reef, shipwrecks and tropical island waters with confidence. Snorkelling Gear […]

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 […]

How to prepare for a swim meet

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Preparation is an important aspect for any big event or occasion and when it comes to a swim meet this is no different. Depending on the meet, your preparation will start many weeks – months in advance. The day before a swim meet Pack a bag of everything you will need the day before your […]