Self Endurance Swimming

SwimRun Injuries

SwimRun injuries are part and parcel of training and taking part in races. Like any sport, there is always a risk of something happening that may result in an injury of some sort. Let’s look at the most common risks, and how to minimise them. Some types of injury may be obvious, while others may be […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

3 TIPS ON HOW TO PLAN AN EFFECTIVE WORKOUT EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE MUCH TIME

For amateur and master-swimmers: How to make your workout more effective. Useful tips on how to optimise a workout program. Despite the training season already started a few weeks ago, it’s never too late to improve your preparation strategy. If you are a professional swimmer, your workout plan will obviously be planned by your coach, […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

9 FREESTYLE SWIMMING TIPS TO SAVE ENERGY

As with any endurance sport, swimming is all about getting from start to finish as fast and efficiently as possible. Of course, this is easier said than done, and countless swimmers and triathletes have spent their careers optimizing their form and technique for this exact reason. Swimming, especially the freestyle swimming stroke, is surprisingly complicated. […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

10 BACKSTROKE DRILLS FOR YOUR NEXT PRACTICE

Backstroke is a unique swimming style that many people avoid due to the body position backstrokers must maintain. The stroke may seem very different from the popular front crawl stroke performed during freestyle swim events, but with knowledge of proper backstroke technique, plus backstroke drills for training, you can come a long way to improve […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST SWIMMING RACE

#1 GET ORGANISED And we don’t just mean your gear. We’re talking preparing your meals for the entire day, including breakfast so you don’t have to scramble around in the morning. Confirm your travel, check if you have your tickets and ID, sort out what snacks you’ll need throughout the day, which bag you are taking, water bottles, […]

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Nutrition Swimming

YOUR GO-TO RECOVERY MEAL AFTER A HEAVY SWIMMING SESSION

You’re dedicated to your training schedule so you should be dedicated to your meal plan too. Keeping fit and active is the key to hitting your race targets, but this also includes your diet so you can efficiently replenish your energy stores. As well as drinking lots of water, it is recommended that you have […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

THE BEST HYDRATION PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SKIN

If you go swimming on a regular basis, you’ll already know that chlorinated water is your skin’s enemy. Used in swimming pools to keep germs at bay, chlorine can strip away protective natural oils and alter your skin’s acidity, which protects you from harmful bacteria. Over time, this can lead to a change in your […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BREATHING TECHNIQUE

On average we all breathe 20,000 times per day. Most of the time, this daily breathing is a natural and subconscious activity to sustain life. However, it is very likely this ‘natural’ style of breathing will be inadequate for swimming and severely limit the distance and speed you can achieve. Confident and competent swimmers develop […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR FRONT CRAWL TECHNIQUE

To really master each swimming stroke, you need to put the effort into your training regime. If you fail to train properly, then you simply won’t be able to shave those crucial seconds, or even milliseconds off your time. Remember that in a competitive sport of this nature, the smallest amount of time can be […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

STRENGTHEN YOUR SWIM

Hopefully, your dry January has been a wet one, and you are managing to hit the pool regularly. Congratulations on keeping it up! I would say the hard work is over but now the challenge begins as you transition your swim from hobby to habit and strengthen your stroke to start shaving the seconds of […]

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