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6 SWIMMER NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS TO START YOUR SWIMMING YEAR OFF RIGHT

BY RETTA RACE  With New Year’s Day upon us, it’s time to reflect upon accomplishments, milestones and even regrets from the previous year while also turning our attention to the next 365 days that lie ahead. Entering a new year enables us to reset both mentally and physically and can serve as a catalyst for establishing…
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Upcoming Galas

Saturday 18 January – Cape of Good Hope – Fairmont High – All levels Saturday 18 January – Inter districts Prestige gala – Strand municipal pool – Good luck Tiago Friday 24 – 26 January – CTA Qualifying gala #3 – Strand municipal pool – All levels Saturday 25 – 26 January – West coast…
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FOAM ROLLER EXERCISES FOR SWIMMERS

Swimming is without doubt one of the best things you can do for your body.  Water has a natural buoyancy that decompresses the joints and enables smooth, pain-free movement.  Swimming also improves core strength and is one of the safest ways to maintain your cardiovascular fitness. However, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect.   Like any…
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AQUAWOLF HELL WEEK

Huge congratulations to our swimmers that participated in HELL WEEK that took place over 18 sessions….32 hours of intense training covering over 103 km !!!!! This is what they swam: 40 x 25m fly & free = 1000m 295 x 50m fly, back , breast & free = 14750 m 260 x 100m back, breast,…
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What makes Michael Phelps such a great swimmer

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The A – Z of why swimming is great for kids

If you are looking for an exercise to get your children active, or are wondering about why swimming is regarded as one of the most beneficial activities for young people, look no further than our following A – Z to the benefits of swimming for kids. Active lives – Kids who live active lives are happier,…
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10 THINGS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH TALENT

Got big goals in the water, but are feeling doubtful because you might not have enough talent? Or perhaps you haven’t hit the genetic lottery like the teammate you have that is built like a starting power forward for the LA Lakers? Don’t let this get you down—success in the pool, while certainly influenced by…
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5 THINGS YOU CAN’T CONTROL IN THE POOL (AND WHAT TO FOCUS ON INSTEAD)

There is a long line of things that you can control: Your effort in practice. Your pre-race routine before you get up on the block. Doing your warm-up and warm-downs properly. Showing up to early morning workouts. And so on. However, there are also a significant list of things you can’t control. Influence? Sure, in some cases.…
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THE MYTH OF “WATER-SAFE”

BY SWIMSWAM PARTNER CONTENT Fearing for our children when it comes to water is perfectly natural. After birth defects, drowning is the #1 cause of death for children ages 1 – 4, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Some swim lessons programs make promises that they can make your child “drown-proof” or “pool-safe,” but the…
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WCA Calender for 2019/2020

CTA CALENDAR 2019/2020 SEASON: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X-5yPZGjlv5JpaOWZNI86S3ZUiKlXwhArFoUWiOsl-8 Please follow and like us: