Coaching

Shoalhaven Ulladulla Escape

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Greg Lewin Awarded 2018 Coach of the Year.

Congratulations to Greg Lewin from Ryde AUSSI Masters Swimming Club – RAMS who is the 2018 Coach of the Year.  Greg is a competent, diligent, well liked and considerate Head Coach of a large club with a diverse range of swimmers.

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Masters Swimming NSW Coaching Checklist for the Start of 2019

Swimmer Goals Have you talked to your swimmers and recorded what their goals for the year are? This may be as simple as to keep swimming, more specific as to improving my catch or aimed at targeting events and improving

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Tips and Lane Etiquette for Masters Swimming.

Work Together! Make sure you are swimming in the correct lane according to your ability. Work together so everyone has a good swim. Keep space! Work out your order in your lane for each set. Set off at least 5

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Getting Started with Track Starts – Start Workshop

Merrylands ASC will be conducting a FREE Starts Workshop before this years Merrylands Masters Meet. The workshop is open to competitors who enter the meet. Just sign up using the button below. Register for Workshop The workshop will focus on

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Physio Presents ‘Swimmers Shoulder’ Workshop at Sports House

The Masters Swimming NSW Coaching Team hosted an exceptional workshop with physiotherapist, Jerry Murphy at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports House on Sunday, 13th January 2019. Jerry presented to swimmers and coaches on common problems with ‘swimmers shoulder’ including awareness, prevention and

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How to Train Like an Elite Athlete (Without Having to Be One!)

Words by Nicolai Morris Too often I see masters swimmers or triathletes train in the pool for a specific distance (1km+) or time, slog up and down at a continuous pace without stopping. For a period, (especially if untrained or

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Racing. It’s all about the pacing!

Even in a 50 metre race, for masters swimmers, there is the need for some thought as to how you expend your effort across the whole race. When you get to 100 and 200 metre races – or longer –

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See and Fix Basics of Butterfly by Bill Moorcroft

BUTTERFLY Two kicks for every pull. MEDIUM kick the hands IN. MAJOR kick the hands OUT. KICKING KEY POINTS STROKE FAULTS FAULT CORRECTIONS      Dolphin undulating Movement through lower back is essential      Knees bend slightly on downbeat – as feet

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Race Pace, Race Feel by Mark Morgan.

This is the third in a series of columns designed to help you swim at your best at meets, or just appreciate your swimming experience more. In my last column ‘Types of Training’ under the banner of ‘Quality’ training I

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