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Swim professionals, enthusiasts and water lovers. Specialising in pool swimwear, accessories and equipment.
Swim professionals, enthusiasts and water lovers. Specialising in pool swimwear, accessories and equipment.

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Swimming in Cold Water: Wise or Foolish? - Cold water swimming can be dangerous if you’re not acclimatised, but if you train, your body will adapt and you may be able to enjoy health benefits. A New Year’s Day ‘polar bear plunge’ to raise funds for charity in Canada. An ice swim to celebrate the Epiphany in Russia. A dip in cold water to cool off after a sauna session in Finland. It seems like an awful lot of people are voluntarily subjecting themselves to cold water. And in many cases they...
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Swimming in Cold Water: Wise or Foolish? - Cold water swimming can be dangerous if you’re not acclimatised, but if you train, your body will adapt and you may be able to enjoy health benefits. A New Year’s... The post Swimming in Cold Water: Wise or Foolish? appeared first on Swim the open water.
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How to get ready to go out after a training session in the pool - There are two schools of thought when it comes to the best outfit to wear for going to the swimming pool. Some girls put on their best clothes because they always like to look stylish, while others, like me, always turn up for training in a tracksuit, because there is no better feeling after a hard day’s work than taking off those tightfitting jeans and putting on comfortable leggings!  Of course, this is just a matter of per...
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4 group drills to be tried out with your teammates - Although swimming is basically an individual sport, today we will show that you can also train in a group in the pool! Let’s take a look at some training drills... The post 4 group drills to be tried out with your teammates appeared first on Swim the open water.
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Working Off Holiday Treats - They say the average person consumes more than 6,000 calories on Christmas day. And a big Christmas dinner usually isn’t even the main culprit; it’s the nonstop snacking and drinking that sneaks up on you. One day of indulging certainly isn’t the end of the world (and you shouldn’t have to count calories on Christmas!), but the holiday season as a whole can be a bit of a bump in the road for those trying to live a healthy lifestyle. If you start getting together...
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4 group drills to be tried out with your teammates - Although swimming is basically an individual sport, today we will show that you can also train in a group in the pool! Let’s take a look at some training drills that will both improve your fitness and boost the team spirit. PULL The good old “pull along your partner” drill, either with or without a pulbuoy between the legs of the person doing the pulling, is the most familiar exercise. The person at the front uses their arms only, while t...
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3 tips on how to plan an effective workout even if you don’t have much time - For amateur and master-swimmers: How to make your workout more effective. Useful tips on how to optimise a workout program. Despite the training season already started a few weeks ago, it’s never too late to improve your preparation strategy. If you are a professional swimmer, your workout plan will obviously be planned by your coach, but if you are an amateur or master swimmer, then some good advice on how to imp...
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Alternate breathing and perfectly balanced freestyle swimming - You will have certainly heard about alternate freestyle breathing, but have you ever wondered what the real benefits are? Alternate breathing means breathing every three strokes or, rather, the ability to breathe both sides of the body. It is important to be taught alternate breathing when you are young, because this will give you: 1. A better balanced stroke. If this basic is overlooked, you are likely to have an asymmetrical ...
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Triathlon: multiple-stage competition, not the sum of three sports! - A common mistake is to consider the triathlon as the sum of three different disciplines. In fact, it is a multiple-stage competition where, through transitions, are blended together three sports,... The post Triathlon: multiple-stage competition, not the sum of three sports! appeared first on Swim the open water.
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Rock-hard glutes thanks to swimming - Plenty of scientific research has confirmed that the top 5 “first things you look at in a woman or a man” include…. their butt! The glutes are actually a group of three muscles (gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus) that keep your back straight so that your body remains upright. The gluteus maximus is the most powerful muscle in the human body, as well as the biggest and strongest. So, what can you do to strengthen and tone them? Swimming, a...
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