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Vintage 1929 Beach Pajamas

Monday we took a look at Jean Patou and his ideas about beach pajamas. In a continuum of the beach pajama theme today we look at more 1930s beach pajama fashions. I just adore the carefre...



“I am not a one tune fiddle”

Being Mrs Ape’s semi-intoxicated interpretation of not being a one trick pony. So, according to younger people various, myself and ... Continue reading


Adult Swim Beginner Series : It’s never too late to learn how to swim – Part 2

During the last blog we looked at the first steps of your swimming journey from preparation to entry. Today we are going to look at movement through the water, stopping and starting. Note...


Finbarr Hedderman and the North Channel – V – “That’s it. I’m done”

Fin increased his stroke rate after the feed and by 15:35 he’d made three kilometres in the preceding hour. Any half hour dip he suffered seemed to be compensated for in the thirty ...




Jean Patou designs The Beach Pajama

This week we take a look at the beginnings of the beach pajama, sometimes spelled pyjama. One of my favorite ensembles for the beach. These became popular in the very late 20s and early 3...



Post-Operative Prognosis for Swimmers

Take Home Points on Post-Operative Prognosis for SwimmersMany factors determine shoulder surgery outcomesPrognosis for return to prior levels of performance is bleak for overhead throwing...


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...


A guide to open water swimming for the beginner : I can’t see the buoys or swim in a straight line

During the last blog we looked at our first expedition into the open water environment and discussed how to best approach this first adventure. Now you are hooked and have visited an open...


Exhale-Hold, the True Hypoxic Training

The newest edition of the Swimming Science Research Review was released today. The theme of this edition is physiology, make sure to order your copy to stay current with the l...


Finbarr Hedderman and the North Channel – IV – Just Eight Laps of Sandycove

For the early hours of the swim, Finbarr was positioned and feeding (including a third of a Turkish Delight) on the port side, while one of the SeaCat fast ferries to Belfast was rapidly ...


The Advantages of Latex Swim Caps

Whether you swim for fun or competitively, swim caps are a necessity. Because many swimmers want the best caps without spending a lot of money, finding the best cheap swim caps is often t...


Dryland for Swimmers: What Should I do for Dryland?

I frequently receive e-mails like the following:"How do I know what to do for dryland?", "What should I do for dryland?" or "Can you send me a dryland template?" As simple as this so...


5 Most Impressive Swim Challenges

There has been a huge growth in the number of extreme swimming challenges that people are prepared to attempt. Perhaps it is the idea of achieving something that nobody else has ever done...


Race Analysis and Video: Katie Ledecky 400 Free World Record

Take Home Points on Race Analysis and Video: Katie Ledecky 400 Free World RecordKatie Ledecky broke the 400, 800 and 1500m freestyle world records in roughly one and a half month, being ...


Finbarr Hedderman and the North Channel – III – Anyone for an early morning dip?

There are three overarching obstacles with the North Channel, all similar to the English Channel but two at least are usually worse. The first that had already affected us in the earlier ...




Drills to Ditch: Side kicking and 6-beat switch

Take Home Points on Drills to DitchHip rotation may contribute less to rotation than previous beliefHip stability is crucial for energy transferReconsider drills that teach hip rotation b...



actually i havn't been swimming at all, and it's been a month now, i went and got an x-ray and it showed that there's no injury at all. they think i'm just very loose jointed and should spend the next month building up muscle in my shoulder

i see. definitely do rotator cuff exercises with bands, horizontal cuban presses just working on pulling your scaps down, and YTW letter holds. google those if you don’t know what they ar...


Devon days – Ashburton Pool and South Milton Sands

Awaking to another glorious day at Hazelwood House, our retreat for the last few nights, we shot off to Ashburton ... Continue reading