Swim Blog

Welcome to Swimmer Reborn!

Just wanted to drop you a short message to welcome you to my new swim coaching website.  This is place that I put 20 years + of swim coaching to good use so hope I can help you in some way. Swim coaching has been passion of mine for the past 20 years and I simply love...

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The power of swim video analysis

I'll never forget the first time I saw some video footage of me swimming underwater, to say I was shocked would-be understatement. I didn’t believe it was me and thought they had mistakenly showed me another swimmers footage! That weird...

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How to unlock your catch & pull

How to unlock your catch & pull

If there is one technical element that is consistent right across the board with many of the world’s best swimmers, it's good alignment. This is in stark contrast to how many of them look in the water as their technique can look very different. Some look silky smooth...

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Are you suffering from I.A.S ?

Are you suffering from I.A.S ?

I.A.S = Inhibitory Analytical Syndrome  Sounds nasty doesn't it? You might even be sitting there reading this not know you are suffering from it. It is the scourge of the swimming world and left un-diagnosed it can lead to much suffering and mental anguish. It's a...

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Finding your ‘feel for the water’ 

The holy grail of swimming? Perhaps. One thing is for sure the words 'feel for the water' can be a mystery to many swimmers. Some swimmers have it in abundance, other swimmers experience it fleetingly. One moment it's there and the next it's gone. Some days are good...

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What breathing pattern should I use?

Let's not beat around the bush with this one as this continues to be a highly contentious issue in the swimming world when it need not be. The simple answer to this question is the classic coaching answer "it depends on the swimmer". My biggest frustration as a Coach...

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