Author: Valeria Molfino

A Swimmer's life

You’re a sprinter if…

I am always startled to find myself swimming against athletes who manage to swim incredibly fast times in races even though they are always the slowest in the lane at …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 26 August '16 0
A Swimmer's life

Putting on your racing suit

Before even buying one, you will probably have heard all kinds of stories about them. Stories about just how difficult they are to put on, about the terrified look in …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 30 June '16 0
A Swimmer's life

Race-day mementos

All kinds of different memories come to mind at the end of a race: the smell of chlorine, the cheers of friends and teammates, the setting of new goals. Every …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 31 May '16 0
A Swimmer's life

The swimmer’s resolutions

We swimmers are all different. We have distinct  personalities, totally different routines and definite preferences when it comes to swim strokes and distances. But there is something we all have …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 20 February '16 0
A Swimmer's life

Training for those who have no time for.. training!

How often have we said: “I would really like to train today!” only to end up skipping the session when the time comes around? The truth is that very, very …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 8 February '16 0
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When finding love in the swimming lane

You did not exactly plan it! Perhaps you thought that since you are spending your free time in the swimming pool it might happen, but certainly you did not think …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 2 February '16 0
A Swimmer's life

The black line

Once, during a training session in the pool, I met a long-distance swimmer, who was just finishing his training session: “how many kilometres-a-day do you swim?”, I asked and he …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 30 December '15 0
A Swimmer's life

Drafting etiquette

Sometimes I begin a training session in a lane that is far too full for me to be able to successfully complete what I had planned. Whether you swim in …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 19 November '15 0
A Swimmer's life

First time.. with the team!

Your first day swimming with a new team is a bit like your first day at school. You will feel strangely nervous in the locker room and start thinking: “I …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 24 October '15 0