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A Family Affair

Spending time with family is high on everyone's priority list, especially at this time of year with Mother's Day on the calendar. For one...

Jacob’s Tips: Underwater skills

If you have ever watched a competition either at the pool or on TV, you may have noticed how much time the elite-level swimmers...

Jacob’s Tips: Choosing goggles

There is nothing worse than swimming with a pair of goggles that fit incorrectly or keep getting water in them. When you are choosing...

Jacob’s Tips: Appropriate swimwear

Making sure your child has appropriate swimwear is essential to improving their swimming. If you want your child to make some big changes to...

How to use fins in your swim training

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, and wonder what the benefits are...

How to use paddles in your swim training

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, and wonder what the benefits are...

How to use a pull buoy in your swim training

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, and wonder what the benefits are...

Technique tips: Body position

When swimming, one of the most important aspects is making sure you have the correct body position. All four strokes require a good position...

Benefits of swimming gear

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, such as kickboards, pull buoys, paddles,...

Technique tip: Improving your feel for the water with sculling

Although all four swimming strokes are different from each other, they all share one aspect that is essential, and that is having a good...

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Lessons from A Silver Fern

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