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Henri Schoeman becomes S. African Champ!

Henri Schoeman becomes S. African Champ!

The following article is a contribution from Mark Etheridge at Road to Rio, 2016. http://www.roadtorio.co.za/2013/03/19/schoeman-roberts-take-national-triathlon-titles/   Schoeman, Roberts take national triathlon titles  Email This Post or  Print This Post Tuesday March 19, 2013By Mark EtheridgeHenri Schoeman and Kate Roberts were crowned South … Continue reading

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Trent Grimsey on SwimSwam news

Trent Grimsey on SwimSwam news

TALKING WITH AUSTRALIA’S TRENT GRIMSEY ABOUT ENGLISH CHANNEL RECORD Mike Lewis | September 18th, 2012 | Categories: Featured, News, Open Water, Video photo: Mike Lewis / Ola Vista Photography @mike2swim SEARCH RECENT POSTS Talking with Australia’s Trent Grimsey about English Channel Record Make Sense of … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (1)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (1)

Swimming Myth #1 To go faster in swimming one must push out the back of the arm pull.  I believe this myth may have originated with an article that appeared some time in the 90′s. The article showed a swimming … Continue reading

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In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

We were very fortunate to have Ben Lecomte come to the FINIS office today. Ben currently holds the World Record for the longest swim in history, when in 1998 he swam from the East coast of the United States over … Continue reading

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The Huffington Post: Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick

The Huffington Post: Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick

Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick By: Jaimal Yogis, Huffington Post On Friday, August 31, at 6 a.m., ultra swimmer Jamie Patrick will begin his attempt to become the first human to ever swim around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe. Though he’ll … Continue reading

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The Art of Feeding

The Art of Feeding

 If you’re new to open water swimming or haven’t logged swim distances that more closely resemble something a runner might do, the term feeding may be unfamiliar. Like other marine creatures that spend significant time in the water, long distance … Continue reading

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How to use Heart Rate in the Pool with the AquaPulse™

We have mentioned before how important heart rate is to swimmers, but many coaches and swimmers are still unsure of how to best utilize heart rate during workouts. So to get you started, below are a few a few suggested … Continue reading

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Training at Different Energy Levels for Maximum Endurance

Training at Different Energy Levels for Maximum Endurance

Over-training and a resulting injury or illness is something most of us will experience at some point in our swimming careers.  Even if you do not find yourself ill or injured, you may find yourself unusually fatigued and performing at … Continue reading

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Track your warm-up.

A good warmup is an essential element of any workout and crucial to success in competition. Studies suggest that 15-20 minutes of low to moderate intensity effort (50%-60% of maximum heart rate) can increase endurance performance by 6% and sprint … Continue reading

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Warm Down by Heart Rate

After a big competition or tough practice, many swimmers don’t warm-down enough. They may swim until they feel “loose”, but in reality they probably need to go further. When worked to the max, the muscles need more time to recover … Continue reading

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