Links to all our Swimming related articles
This page is an organised list of links to all our swimming related blog posts.
The information shared in our blog posts is based on the positive practical experiences we have had with our athletes over the years.
Our hope is that you will benefit from the successes they have had.
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Characteristics of Novice swimmers
Characteristics of Intermediate swimmers
Characteristics of Advanced swimmers
Depending on the distance you intend to race, the key training sessions you need to focus on are vastly different. The key swim sets to race 1500m in a pool are vastly different from those of a triathlete completing 1500m in open water as the first leg of an Olympic distance triathlon, for example.
To achieve your optimal speed and form, it is imperative to understand and integrate various key sessions into your training plan. This will also keep you mentally fresh.
The blog posts below will address the key swimming sessions for open-water swimmers and triathletes.
Often neglected in favour of high pace and distance sets, technique-specific swim sets will improve your efficiency, decrease your susceptibility to injury and lead to major improvements in your swim times
Most often technique drills only form part of the warm warm-up, but at certain times of the year technique-specific swim sets should substitute some of the easier and recovery sessions.
What is a swimming snorkel?
Types of swimming snorkel
Why use a snorkel?
What is a Pull Buoy?
Why use a Pull Buoy?
Pull Buoy vs Floatation shorts.