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Importance of bilateral breathing

When we swim, most of us will feel more natural when we breathe to one side than the other. However, learning to breathe to...

Jacob’s Tips: Breathing technique

This month’s focus is on correct breathing position, as well as the correct timing of the breaths your child takes. This is extremely important...

Jacob’s Tips: Racing

With the AUT Millennium Swim School Carnival coming up this month, I thought it would be a good idea to dedicate this month's 'tips'...

Jacob’s Tips: Breathing position and timing

This month’s focus is on correct breathing position, as well as the correct timing of the breaths you take. This is extremely important across...

How to use a kickboard 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...

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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The ‘why’ of strength and conditioning

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5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

Is being “busy” making you better?

It’s easy to fall into the busy trap. There’s no lack of exciting opportunities to fill our time. We love to say "yes" and rush...

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