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Mixed Pond

 Post-parkrun swim with GB and his congregation of ladies.


Strength Training for Swimmers

Strength training can be hugely beneficial to swimming performance, whether you’re an elite level athlete training for an international even or a club level swimmer looking to improve you...


Why Custom Swim Team Caps Make a Difference in Competition

Swimmers at all levels need swim caps to help them swim more easily through the water with less resistance. The hair can slow down swimmers and cause them to work harder to swim, expendin...


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 :)