Author: Elizabeth Byrnes

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“It’s time to get ruthless on my start!” – Adam Peaty

Adam Peaty has made the swimming world shudder since he hurtled on to the international stage in summer 2014. There were six gold and one silver medal at the Commonwealth …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 21 September '15 0
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How Emily Seebohm learnt to win under pressure

For Emily Seebohm the World Championships were a breakthrough after a number of heartbreaking near misses at major competitions. The Australian was second in the 100m backstroke at both the …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 14 September '15 0
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Fifth & Final World Championships for Cameron van der Burgh?

When Cameron van der Burgh takes to the blocks in Kazan it will be his fifth World Championships. The South African has already won seven world medals including two golds …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 29 July '15 0
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Relay Perfect – Ranomi on the Key to success!

July 2006 was a month to remember for a 15 year old called Ranomi Kromowidjojo. A silver for the Dutch teenager in the 50m freestyle was accompanied by bronze in …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 27 July '15 0
Training & Technique

“I was a right nuisance” – Coaching Adam Peaty

When Adam Peaty walked through the doors at City of Derby in January 2009 awaiting him was Mel Marshall. Mel is a former Great Britain swimmer who won world, European …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 29 June '15 0
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Adam Peaty – You can shoot at him but you will not stop him moving foward

In January 2009, a young swimmer called Adam Peaty joined the City of Derby club under the watchful eye of coach Mel Marshall a month after his 15th birthday. Mel …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 20 April '15 0
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How to train & break the 50m Breaststroke World Record!

At one end of the pool at Loughborough University the digital clock states Welcome To The Pool Of Dreams. At the other end hang banners detailing the names of Loughborough …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 9 April '15 0
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Why is backstroke so appealing?

For swimmers there is the constant presence of the black line. Up and down following the black line. Not so for backstrokers. They can gaze at the sun, the moon …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 13 March '15 0
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Inside the mind of the multi-talented IM swimmer

Take all four strokes, put them together and what do you have? The ultimate test – the individual medley. The shorter race over four lengths is a sprint with no …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 13 February '15 0
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Butterfly. The stroke choice of the superhuman!

I’ve seen a horse fly. I’ve seen a dragon fly. I’ve seen a house fly. But I’ve never seen an elephant fly. So go the lyrics from Disney favourite Dumbo. …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 19 January '15 0