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2013 FINA World Swimming Championships Results --- Better Pool Evaluation Warranted!

Take Home Points on 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships Results --- Better Pool Evaluation Warranted!Statistics suggests a current was present in the outside lanes of the 2013 Wor...


Sarah Sjöström LCM 50 Fly World Record: Race Analysis and Video

Take Home Points on Sarah Sjöström LCM 50 Fly World Record: Race Analysis and VideoThe start, clean swimming and finish took 26.56%, 8.47% and 64.97% of the race, respectively S...


Men's Pond

Me on the diving board 


A Beginner’s Guide to Open Water : Be Free With Your Swimming And Head To The Great Outdoors

Swimming in open water whether it be in a lake, or in a vast ocean can be one of the most sensational and relaxing experiences you will ever have! Some of you will swim in the ‘big ...


A Further Shore – II – The Golden Light

I’d swum a double handful of strokes on one breath, and seen so little and yet so much. Only water, rocks, kelp, light? You don’t understand. Time to breath and navigate, I li...


Anatomy of Muscles Inhibiting Ankle Plantarflexion (Toe Pointing)

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Swimwear Not to Swim In - Adriana Degreas

Adriana Degreas 2015 SS SwimwearAdriana Degreas says that her swimwear is not made to get wet. And her Summer 2015 collection comes to reiterate this idea with a beautiful and very sexy b...



Men's Pond

Water temp: 21 degreesI'm shattered. I can't be bothered. I'm half way home and there's a massive black cloud above my head. Oh great, it's starting to rain, I need shelter. I turn my bik...


Hypermobility and Swimming: Part II

Take Home Points on Hypermobility and SwimmingBreaststrokers derive mobility mostly from knee external rotation, hip internal rotation, and ankle supinationAs a rule, we cannot defin...


Weekly Round-up

Each week we aggregate recent swimming journals and blog posts relating to swimmingbiomechanics, physiology, nutrition, psychology, etc. If you wish to add, please add an article in the c...




Parliament Hill Lido

Water temp: 22 degreesMy son is 15 today. We've both got the day off. It's well hot. An afternoon at The Lido has been agreed.The water feels cool. Yesterday I bashed out 20 heroic length...


Adult Swim Beginner Series – It’s never too late to learn how to swim

A large proportion of my one to one clients are adults who want to learn to swim – abilities vary from being petrified of the water to being able to swim head up Breastroke. But I a...


sweatingchlorine: Chapman University Orange, California photo...

sweatingchlorine: Chapman University Orange, California photo by Sarah Lee  Happy 4th, American swimmers :) 



The Evolution of Team Swim Caps from Simple to Inspirational

One of the most important pieces of equipment any swimmer should have is team swim caps. The goal of every swimmer is to become as hydrodynamic as possible to reduce resistance in the wat...


A Further Shore – I – The Arch

Winter reduces my range. I swim at the Guillamenes, along the cliffs and shore of Tramore Bay.  Maybe, just maybe, I might get down to Sandycove for a lap. Days pass when I see no-one, ar...


Men's Pond

Water temp: 21 degreesLate, late swim. The water is thick with what I assume is the blue/green algae we're warned about on the way in. I'm intending to practice sighting in open water for...


Parliament Hill Fields Lido

Water temp: 22 degreesEvening swim at The Lido. I don't often come for the evening session. Strange atmosphere, two lane ropes, office workers getting the last of the evening's rays, few ...