10 Things To Know For Open Water Races

The goggles I wore were tinted too dark, and  I couldn’t see any of the buoys nor my hand in front of me. Things were swimming between my feet, and the sea lice were biting parts of my body I didn’t even know I had.  I loved it!It was my first Open Water...

HIIT Triathlon Training

1. Why is triathlon training so focused around training volume? Despite a growing body of literature points to mean training intensity over a season as the key factor for performance improvement, recreational endurance athletes (non-elite athletes) keep thinking `more...

Learning To Swim On Their Back

This month I’d like to highlight some important factors in swimming on the back, in our Learn To Swim programm. Being on their back in water is very much something that young children need to get used to. I’ve found that they seem to feel a loss of control...

Swimming In Winter

Every year when it starts to get colder outside and winter approaches we find many parents start to get nervous about continuing their childrens swimming due to health concerns and the risk of colds and flu. There is the idea that getting wet increases the...

10 Foods That Unleash the Olympian in Every Swimmer

Swimming is an intense sport, so competitive swimmers need to make sure they fuel their bodies with the proper nutrition, in the right quantity, day-in and day-out. On race days, it’s also important to snack on energy foods between events and stay...

9 Ways to be an utterly amazing Swim Parent

The swim parent lifestyle is a soggy, herculean and often thankless one. There are all of the early morning swim practices, the weekend-long swim meets, the fundraising, helping with the board, chaperoning, the fees, the carpooling, and the food, ohmagod,...

Swimming for life

Are you swimming for life? Here at Aquazone, our philosophy revolves around this concept. As head coach I have to admit that I really enjoy the winning and the competitive side of the sport is what makes me tick...but, at the end of the day it is not what...

A powerful pancake recipe for swimmers

Want to indulge on Shrove Tuesday but don’t want to put all your hard Swimming work to waste? Well, here’s a way to enjoy Pancake Day the healthy way with a pancake recipe for high protein ‘Swim-Flip’ pancakes! What you will need: 2 Bananas 1 Egg 2 tbs...

Streamlining

I’d like to highlight something that I find is probably the most important skill to teach in our Learn To Swim program: streamlining. Once our young swimmers are able to float on their front and back, and safely jump into the pool, turn around and grab the...

‘Fast Fuel’ Granola Bars Recipe

Masters swimmer Lily Bond shares her recipe for her homemade granola bars recipe which she uses to provide her body with some quick and healthy fuel. Carrying round perfect healthy snacks I carry a couple of these healthy snacks around with me, perfect for when I need...

The Benefits of Infant Swim Time

When your baby isn’t old enough to walk, it may seem silly to take them to the pool. But there are so many benefits to splashing around and gliding through the water — besides the fact that your little one looks super cute in a bathing suit. Studies demonstrate that...

Swim Fast and Swim Facts: Breaststroke

There are three steps to the arm movement: outsweep, insweep, and recovery. The movement starts with the outsweep. From the initial position, the hands sink a little bit down and the palms face inward, and the hands rotate outward and move apart. During...

Swimmer, 99, ‘breaks world record’ in Australia

George Corones steps out of the pool after his swim (Swimming Australia) A 99-year-old Australian swimmer appears to have smashed a world record for his age group in the 50m freestyle. George Corones clocked 56.12 seconds at an official event in Queensland...

Term 2 Coaches Address

Hi Aquazone family Wow, what a busy first quarter of the year it has been, and what a successful one. Something I noticed this term was that those who have consistently trained over the past 12 months really had excellent results. I want to particularly congratulate...

How much water you need during and before swimming training?

A secret ingredient of an incredible performance in the pool that we often overlook is our water intake. It is of course very important with all the athletes but especially for swimmers. There are two reasons for that. Firstly, while we’re in the water our...

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