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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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Choosing Goggles

Choosing Goggles

How do you choose the right pair of goggles??   You need to look for a pair that suits your face type.  Little children need smaller goggles because their faces are smaller.   Don’t put adult size goggles on small faces; they won’t fit the eye socket properly.  Personally I believe it’s worth spending the money on good goggles and teaching children to look after them. A couple of tips: If swimming outside get a pair with...

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Make A Swimming Difference

Make A Swimming Difference

Let’s Get it RIGHT! The present stats for our swimming have been raised again this week in the media.  The sad reality is that our kids are dropping out of lessons due to cost and I believe also a contributing factor is that progressions are not getting taught as well as they could be thus taking longer to learn how to swim and adding to the cost. It’s Sad when a child gets to the age of 6 and can’t swim let alone a high...

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Cameron McEvoy

Cameron McEvoy

Cameron McEvoy, holds both the 16yr and 17yr old Australian age record in the 100m Freestyle – surpassing Ian Thorpe’s records at the same ages! At just 18, McEvoy earned himself a place in the London 2012 Olympic swimming team. Cameron was the youngest male in the squad and just being there and swimming the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle with the world’s best was a dream come true. Even though he’s been breaking...

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Swimwear Shack Family Fun Day 20th Oct

Swimwear Shack Family Fun Day 20th Oct

Swimwear Shack in Brisbane is having a Family Fun Day on the 20th of October 2012. The Fun Day marks the anniversary of its opening a year ago. Over the past year Swimwear Shack has experienced extreme growth online and in store, it includes a full range of men’s and ladies’ and childrens swimwear including bathing suits, bikinis, one piece suits, plus size swimwear, swimming togs, rashies and even wetsuits. The online swimwear range is...

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Introducing Breathing

Introducing Breathing

Over the past few weeks I’ve been passing on the importance of progressions when putting the freestyle stroke together. Any stroke really. This information is to help parents with kids understand why and how having a progression in place is vital!! I hope your swim school has them in place on all strokes??? This information can also help anyone wanting to know how to swim properly not just kids. I’ve given you so far steps 1...

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