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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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Happy Holidays!!!

Happy Holidays Water Babies!!! To everyone have a safe and happy holiday season and all the very best for a prosperous and amazing 2013.   A time to reflect and a time to set new goals and follow your inspirations into a new year in the water whatever they may be. Thank you to Melissa and the great team at the Swimwear Shack for allowing me to blog for them and hope that my weekly messages have helped someone out there have a better...

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Frustrated With Swimming Lessons?

Frustrated With Swimming Lessons?

Dear all frustrated parents, I completely feel your pain. This week saw me getting into the pool to teach fully clothed with my frustration.  Never a good look when the boss has to get in I can assure you, but I was passable. When conducting school swim programs you’ve always got kids that are having lessons elsewhere and the poor little ones do get confused sometimes because you might do things different to what they are used too.  My...

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Starting A Swim Training Plan.

Starting A Swim Training Plan.

Hello all you water babies out there!! Let’s say you decide you want to do the swimming leg of a triathlon or do the whole thing!!  Go for it I say!  The great news about swimming is that it will condition the body for the other 2 legs of the triathlon, cycle and run.  However they won’t  help your swimming. Planning ahead is key, start with a simple routine and build gradually.   With the swim it’s good to get advice from a...

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Keep Safe…

Keep Safe…

During the past few weeks I’ve been giving you the tips for progression at learning freestyle in the pool. You can buy a DVD called “Teach Your Child Freestyle in 9 Simple Steps” that will demonstrate the progressions for you to follow and lots of handy tips for parents.   Safety at Home, Pools and the Beach This week I just wanted to remind mums and dads about teaching kids the safety signs to watch for when around water. As...

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