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Having lived in Singapore now for over a decade, I have experienced time and again an irrational fear of putting newborns in the water. This advise is given to new parents and fear is created. However, in many counties in the world, getting your new born into the water as soon as 2 months old is a fantastic first step in water appreciation and developing a long term love of swimming.Of course when we say have a baby swimming we are referring to one or both parents joining the class. The goal over this first year is imprinting that water...

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One of the first questions I am asked by new swimmers is ‘what is wrong with my technique’. As a swim coach the technical floors of beginner and intermediate swimmers are clear and glaring however to fix these issues becomes a long process. I have come to call the system we use for swimming progression as layering. From a macro viewpoint there are only two things to improved in any swimmer: The engine The technique   If we choose to improve the cardio/ engine in isolation of any technique a swimmer will not develop efficiencies and feel for the water....

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What is wrong with my technique?

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_To kick or Not to kick – that is the question  - Author Scott Larsen, Tri Edge CoachIf you have watched any Olympics you will see how quick the human body can actually move through the water.  Without fail the great swimmers of all time have a kick to die for.  In fact when Mark Spits the great American swimmer who won 9 gold medals at the Munich Olympics in Germany felt like he was in world record shape he used a kick set as a test.  He believed if he could kick 100m in less than 1 minute he...

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_Drafting Distance in Swimming. 
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 35(7):1176-1181, July 2003.
CHATARD, JEAN-CLAUDE 1; WILSON, BARRY 2 Abstract: 
CHATARD, J.-C., and B. WILSON. Drafting Distance in Swimming. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 35, No. 7, pp. 1176-1181, 2003. Purpose: This study investigates the effect of the distance separating the lead and draft swimmers on the metabolic and hydrodynamic responses of the draft swimmer. Methods: A nondrafting swim of 4 min at 95% of the best 1500-m pace for 11 swimmers was compared with swimming in a drafting position at four different distances directly behind another swimmer (0, 50,...

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