• Want to pump up training? Science says music is key

    Want to pump up training? Science says music is key
    If you are a regular in the pool, you will know the monotony of following the black line lap after lap. Imagine having something that can knock boredom on the head and increase your motivation at the same time... would that be music to your ears? Scientific advice says it should be. Since the 1950s, studies have shown that music has a powerful neurological...
  • Hey Freestylers, looking for more speed?

    Hey Freestylers, looking for more speed?
    Freestyle: the name makes is sound simple, like anyone can nail it. It’s just one arm after the other, follow your nose, turn and repeat. Anyone who mows through a few laps on a regular basis will know there is more to solid freestyle than that. So, if speed is on your radar, here's some simple tweaks that can have surprising results.
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  • What a drag: tackling the swimmer's invisible enemy

    What a drag: tackling the swimmer's invisible enemy
    Drag can be a downer - a waste of energy, literally and figuratively - but tackling it head on is one way to make it your secret weapon. Many people think of this invisible enemy as friction that slows you down as you swim but there’s a bit more to it. Getting to grips with drag is one way to get the jump on...
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