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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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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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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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Taper and the ‘Older’ Athlete by Coach Karlyn Pipes

The “big” meet looms on the horizon. All season long you have worked hard, met training goals and maintained focus. Now comes the taper. Yikes! How long should you taper? How much should you train? What happens if the taper doesn’t work?These are

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