Category: A Swimmer's life

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A Swimmer's life

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do!

We are competitive swimmers. We are athletes. We are a rare breed of people who set 4:30 a.m. alarms, who sweat while most people are asleep, who push our bodies …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 1 December '17 0
A Swimmer's life

5 things not to do unless you want to be hated in the pool

Have you ever finished a training session and noticed you had some bruises without knowing how you got them? Swim lanes, particularly when they are packed, can be accidents waiting …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 25 July '17 0
A Swimmer's life

You wouldn’t understand unless you’re a swimmer: coaching children!

As is the case with many of my fellow swimmers, during my teenage years I developed an interest in coaching. Apparently training nine times a week just wasn’t enough pool …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 9 June '17 0
A Swimmer's life

Race day and…everything that can go wrong!

Sooner or later everybody, beginners and more experienced swimmers alike, will inevitably have something go wrong on race day. Here is what might happen and how to deal with it …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 19 April '17 0
A Swimmer's life

The art of losing … with a smile on our face

I like to win. I like it so much that when I find myself in at bookshop I am always attracted to the “motivational books” section that have taught me …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 10 February '17 0
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 25 November '16 0
A Swimmer's life

6 Pre & Post Race Intimidation Tactics

It is no doubt that the Rio Olympics of 2016 will go down as one of the most exciting Olympics in the history of the games. With Michael Phelps adding …

Written by: Logan Long 5 October '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 26 August '16 0
A Swimmer's life

Living underwater

Every sport is unique. They each have their own rules, point systems and terrains which mark their individuality from one another. Each athlete, no matter their sport, faces different daily …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 5 August '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 7 November '13 0