November Dip”n” Dive

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Well done to all swimmers who competed in Freestyle and Butterfly swims in our  Dip”n”Dive League.Each swimmer had a max of 3 points available for attandance and Personal Best swim times.On Friday there were a total of 107 swims with 90 Personal Best times achieved ,some personal best times were awarded as it was the swimmers… Read more »

ATTRIBUTES OF A CHAMPION by coach Dennis Pursley

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ATTRIBUTES OF A CHAMPION 1. Recognizing Opportunity Life is full of opportunities. Many of them come and go because we fail to recognize them. Champions will recognize the opportunities that are presented to them and will take full advantage of them. 2. Attention to Detail Detail can be mundane and tedious. A champion knows that… Read more »

Your First Swim Gala/Meet!!!!

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Your First Swim Meet/Gala What to do? What to Wear? What to bring? First of all: Relax! Swim meets/gala are a fun learning experience. Getting nervous is normal, but don’t let it ruin the meet. You’re probably the most nervous because you don’t know what to expect. Once you go to your first gala it get… Read more »

Swimming Sets

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WARM UP 2 x 50m Choice Stroke(even Pace) R 15 (means rest for 15 seconds) 1 x 100m Freestyle Easy  R 15 1 x 100m Backstroke Easy R 15 2 x 50m Breaststroke Easy R 15 MAIN SET 6 x 50m Backstroke single arms with Paddles(arm by side) 10 x left, 10 x right, 10… Read more »

10 Things To Think About While Training

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In the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Athletes, one of the important things swimmers need to do is become engaged during practice. Here are a few more ideas of things to focus on while you battle your way through another “mindless” aerobic workout. 1) Look Down Everyone jokes about following the black line all practice,… Read more »

Thought for the day !!!

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Know the difference between good pain and bad pain.Good pain is usually the soreness you feel after hard training session.Embrace the good pain because it is telling your body you will become stronger and faster.

Observation from Age Group Practice.

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We could all literally do this every day. When you just sit back and observe the daily actions of age-group swimmers, there are always things that you’d like to see being done differently. Here’s a quick list from last night: Show desperation to get in when you show up late – We all understand things… Read more »

How To Improve Your Underwater Dolphin Kick

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How to Improve Your Underwater Dolphin Kick If you’ve watched Olympic backstrokers compete, you were probably blown away by their extremely powerful underwater dolphin kicks. The flexibility in their hips and knees looks almost inhuman. Trying to mimic these kicks can often feel impossible. If you’re having trouble mastering underwaters, don’t feel too discouraged! One… Read more »

Eating During Competitions

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When preparing to compete at a swimming competition you need to pay careful attention to what you eat. Read on to find out what to eat the day before the event and during the day. THE DAY BEFORE When competition time comes round, you’ll have plenty on your mind already. So the day before the… Read more »