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So at last the open water swimming season is upon us, for many of you the arrival of the OW season could not have come soon enough as it is an opportunity to leave the monotony of the pool and venture into the great outdoors! My blog this week is going to be looking at […]
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This blog is courtesy of Tony MacGuiness – Owner of Neurotech swimming who is also mentor to head coach and owner of The Swim Guru Richard Watts In a report to the Bio-mechanics and Medicine in Swimming VII (pp. 201-207) by Mujika, I., Busson, T., Geyssant, A., & Chatard, J. C. (1996) – Training content […]
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If you’re looking to increase your speed in the pool then maybe our handy ‘Learn to Swim’ video can give you some assistance. This week we show you a Tabata set that will aid you in improving your speed through the water, the video is shown above, or there is a full transcript of the […]
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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 – Spinning Tuesday- Pilates Wednesday- Spinning Thursday- Swimming/HIIT training Friday- Spinning and Swimming Saturday- Run Sunday- Rest Day   These exercises helped Naomi […]
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Tomorrow is the day! The London Triathlon. Our girls Natalie, Naomi, Katharine and Reem have been training hard to prepare themselves for the event. We interviewed them a little while ago but now we’ve caught up with them to find out how the last few weeks have been and how they are feeling now that […]
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Who uses Altitude Training? Altitude training is frequently used by elite athletes from a variety of summer and winter sports to gain a“competitive edge” when returning to sea level. There are a number of different approaches to altitude training. British Swimming has a structured 3 year plan into Rio which incorporates the ‘Live High, Train […]
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Okay, so, I get up at 6:30, and that’s quite a lie-in actually. I used to have to get up at 4:00, so now, it’s a really nice lie-in. You know, get a good night’s sleep the night before. So, yeah, I get up at 6:30, and get to the pool for 7:00. And we […]
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It’s crazy that Rio is only now two and bit years away. I remember thinking after London “Oh gosh, it’s another four years, that’s a long a time” but it comes around so quickly. It’s going to be incredible. I just hope that they step it up from London. Because London for the first time, […]
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I use a snorkel. I use fins. I use paddles. Pull buoy and kick board are my main bit of equipment. But then also sometimes we use a parachute as a bit of resistance. But kit is so important, and obviously costumes. It’s nice to have new costumes because I’m probably in my costume as […]
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Yeah. Beijing was a little bit of a disappointment. I didn’t achieve what I set out to achieve. I actually went in rank number one in the world, and then came out with a bronze medal. Which, people are like, “Oh, don’t be so tough on yourself.” But actually, when you go there, and you […]
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