swimming blog In the fast lane

To become better at anything, tracking progress is a necessity to make sure you’re heading in the right direction. A benchmark workout allows you to track progress, by giving you a clear sense of your baseline. By repeating this benchmark... read on »

Back in the day swimmers never laid eyes on strength training. They were taught that strength training would make them bulky, slowing them down significantly. Nowadays we know this is not the case. Strength and power seem necessary for a successful ... read on »

Top swimmers use a pull buoy to work on their pulling technique or to strengthen their arm muscles. They are not using a pull buoy to compensate for poor body positioning or to prevent the legs from sinking. Watch the video for three common mis... read on »

Time pressure has strange effects on us, including giving us the ability to invent new words as shortcuts. Swimming, being the time centered sport that it is, is no exception to this. From coaches that use specific swimming jargon to fellow swimmers... read on »

A pull buoy is a great tool and can be found in almost every swimming pool around the world, and a lot of swimmers swear by them. Ever wonder why you speed up when you swim with a pull buoy and overtake faster swimmers? Why does it feel like you are glid... read on »

Struggling to swim faster for longer? Want to improve your technique and swim more efficient? Core training can be the answer to it all. There is no better time than now to work on your core strength. And to fully convince you, we have some reasons why a... read on »

When you’re not training with a swim coach, it is quite challenging to maintain or improve your technique. When swimming by yourself you’re not able to analyse or get feedback on your stroke. However, there a few ‘hacks' and ex... read on »

This might be the most important thing you read this week. You wonder why your shoulder hurts or you’re not as fast as the others in your lane. You chalk it up to a lack of fitness or flexibility, when in fact it could be just one thing: the catch.... read on »

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