From improving lung capacity, to increasing core strength - turns out swimming can make you better at other disciplines, too.
Improve your technique and not only will you cut more gracefully through the water, but more comfortably and efficiently too, saving you energy which could help you swim faster for longer. Want in? Here are five great tips for improving your technique:
You’ve trained for months hitting the pool at 6am every morning and you’ve even given up your nightly chocolate fix in preparation for your race. But on the big day, it all goes a bit pear-shaped. Don’t lose heart - here’s what to do next.
Why is technique so important to swimmers? Because it helps you to make your swim clean. The cleaner and more efficient your swim, the more energy you will conserve. So if you improve your technique, it will make it easier for you and you’ll have more energy, which will help a lot during your race.
Watching from the sideline is sometimes said to be more nerve-wracking than competing on any stage. So spare a thought for the parents of the world’s top athletes.
The aim is to get you using the pool to improve your yoga training. Hope does it, and we think it’s safe to say it works for her! Now you can make it work for you!
You know us. We love the water! But we can also see the benefits of spending at least some time on dry land. Which is why we decided to combine the best of both worlds and get experts in their fields to devise training plans that mean taking up the one, will help improve your performance in the other.
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Mix up your program by isolating your shoulders using a pullbuoy, and isolating your legs by using a kickboard.
Born in February 1981, Hope comes from Pingtung County in southern Taiwan. The county is home to Taiwan’s oldest national park and is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.