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Strokemaker Hand Paddles

Strokemaker Hand Paddles

We are proud to present these hand paddles direct from the USA. Why Strokemakers? Strokemakers are designed to improve your stroke while limiting the stress on your shoulders. Strokemakers will help you to: Increase your distance per stroke by preventing early recovery Strengthen your swimming specific muscles Improve feel for the water (the flow through holes and flexible design eliminate the “dead hand” feel Exaggerate both...

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Ron Hall Shield Swimming Carnival – March 1

Ron Hall Shield Swimming Carnival – March 1

Swimwear Shack is proud to be a major sponsor of the Ron Hall Shield Swimming Carnival, having donated $500 in prizes to the competition. We hope everyone has a fantastic, enjoyable competition! Holland Park Swim Club will host this years Ron Hall carnival. Ron Hall Shield Swimming Carnival which was originally run between Holland Park State School Swim Club, Wynnum North and Wishart. The carnival invited Camp Hill State School Swim Club to...

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Back To Basics – Single Arm Drill

Back To Basics – Single Arm Drill

Well another season bites the dust.  This doesn’t mean that you can go and hibernate until the warmer months arrive.  Now is the perfect time to keep moving in the water and to get back to some fundamental basics.  Winter is the perfect time to keep moving, it keeps you healthy and generally keeps the bugs away. What do I mean by fundamental basics?  Well by the end of the season people have been flogging themselves...

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Leaving A Legacy

Leaving A Legacy

The joy one gets from being a good teacher, in my case a swimming teacher and coach is that you get to work with generations of swimmers. If you’re good at what you do and make a difference in a positive way, they don’t forget you easily. I’m blessed with good friends and connections I’ve made in my life through the gift of teaching swimming. So what happens when one of your former swimmers starts having children of their own? You...

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Parent Versus Child

Parent Versus Child

I have been involved with swimming for along time, nearly 30 years.  I have seen a lot around the pool deck when conducting swimming lessons yet some things still cease to astound me. Children work out very quickly what sort of behavior will get them what they want, quite often this will include bad behavior and tantrums.  This bad behavior is often allowed because parents give in due to being tired, frustrated or even embarrassed. ...

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Water Aerobics: The Beginners Guide To Jumping In!

Water Aerobics: The Beginners Guide To Jumping In!

Alright, we understand that the very word ‘aerobics’ might make your heart rate take a giant leap, but give us a chance to explain why water aerobics is one of the best exercise routines for all ages and walks of life! Here are a few quick facts on the benefits of this low-impact, high calorie burning workout routine: Just one hour of water aerobics can burn anywhere from 450 to 790 calories! If you are combining it with a...

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Olympic Swim Team Report

Olympic Swim Team Report

Like the rest of the country I was disappointed by the results founded by the report of our Olympic swim team. Australian swimming has been hit with two damning reports revealing athletes breached team rules relating to alcohol, prescription drugs, bullying and team curfews during the 2012 London Olympic Games in incidents described as “culturally toxic”. As a coach I was furious and saddened that our great sport has been...

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