Category: A Swimmer’s life

A Swimmer's life

Watching Rio from the sofa

All of us swim enthusiasts have watched countless interviews of our idols as, a huge grin on their faces, they explain to everyone how much their success means. We have …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 25 July '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
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A swimmer’s life isn’t just swimming

Competitive swimming is not just about turning up at the pool, jumping into your cossie and diving in. Whether you are elite end or club level, just starting out or …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 14 May '16 0
A Swimmer's life

Swim practice described in 5 song titles

Music is an instrumental part of most swimmers’ lives. Sometimes it’s your favourite song pumping you up before a race. Other times it may be a catchy rhythm that gets …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 26 April '16 0
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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
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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 Secret Diary of a Training Camp!

Along with the holidays comes a new season for swimmers across the globe – training camp season. Unlike our classmates or coworkers who head to tropical destinations to sit back, …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 1 February '16 0
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Water Instinct: Water Is the Beginning

Water is where everything starts. About 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and from space our planet looks like a pale blue dot. As Arthur …

Written by: Arena 2 January '16 0