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Brief lessons from marathon swimming – I – Never eat a curry the night before a long swim

There’s a discussion thread on the marathonswimmers.org forum called Tips and Tricks and I’ve been writing my How To articles for a few years. But here’s a list of brief...


Dryland and Stroke Biomechanics

Take Home Points:Strength training may have a positive effect on swimming biomechanics.Individualized dryland programs are necessary, considering the effects of dryland on future biomecha...



Base Training for Swimming

Take Home Points on Base Training for Swimming1)     Different approaches exist for base training2)     Traditional approaches have focus...


Crossing Cancer

It’s odd to be writing about cancer in a blog I co-founded about swimming crazy distances to raise money to fight illiteracy. This past wednesday when the doctor told me that the lump I f...


Skala, Kefalonia

A week on a Greek island, with air temperatures in the mid-30s and water at around 24C. What’s not to ... Continue reading


Hampstead Heath Duathlon 2014

My third attempt at the Hampstead Heath Duathlon. Beautiful sunny morning. Started too fast at The Lido, I could barely swim today. Made up for it in the running stages. Very hard, very e...


Weekly Round-up

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


Mixed Pond

Water temp: 16 degrees Another beautiful Hampstead Heath Saturday morning with my dear friend Jo. 


Training for a Triathlon – The Simply Tri Team Way

We asked Naomi from our Simply Tri – London Triathlon team a little about what she did to train for her first triathlon and what she did nutrition wise during this. Monday – Spinnin...


USA to Canada Cross Border Swim sponsored by Finis.

I am excited to announce that Finis have agreed to be official sponsors of the upcoming USA to Canada cross border swim between Oroville WA and Osoyoos BC. They will be providing most of ...




Friday Interview: Liz Sanil Discusses Motor Learning

1) Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education, credentials, experience etc.).I first became interested in kinesiology after a visit to an athle...




Stay Comfortable at the Pool with Kid’s Pool Sandals

Visiting the pool is one of the best parts of the summer months. Families love to go there on the weekends, while many children spend their days at the pool at camps and other special eve...