The SwimMastery Blog
We had stunning early morning swims…
For swimmers there are few feelings better than going for a dip on a warm sunny day with a gentle cooling breeze, the sun glinting off the surface of the clear blue water and the cry of the gulls echoing off the cliffs as they wheel overhead. And if that's the norm...
Chloë McCardel has recently broken the world record for the most number of Channel swims by a female swimmer racking up an incredible 44 crossings.
I love video analysis, 30minute lessons showing the progress people make is really motivating. Taking a splashy, panicky front crawl swimmer to a calm relaxed smooth swimmer is the favourite part for me.
SwimMastery is all about making connections. Connections in the body when we’re in the water to ensure that we are moving as one coordinated unit. But connections are equally important out of the water.
There will always be DNF’s for any significant endurance event and we should remember that they represent an extremely important group for everyone taking part…for any challenge there has to be a risk of failure
One ignores a proper warm-up at your peril, particularly with advancing years. It will go a long way to prevent injuries, improve performance, reduce the level of muscle tension and increase the range of motion possible
The Tokyo Olympics saw its fair share of drama and determination, highs and heartaches many of which will live long in the memory.
The fundamental point of efficient swimming is to displace as little of the water as possible as you move through it and past it. And the position in which you are doing that at the maximum is during Streamline.
When learning a new movement pattern the average attention span is surprisingly short and it is important to stop before the processing power of the brain has been exhausted
The student must spend time away from the lessons practising by themselves. This is when the magic happens!
For larger people swimming can provide an invaluable route to maintaining (or starting) physical activity in a safe way which is not provided by other sports.