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August 30, 2019

By Peter Hendriks 

Swim speed needs to be earned, you can’t just demand it. There you go, I’ve said it.
It’s not something that is achieved with one coaching session.


If you were wanting to learn Karate or Judo would it be fair to walk into a Dojo with absolutely no or l...

August 2, 2019

Breathing properly is an important part of any terrestrial activity, but particularly when exerting energy during sports activities especially swimming.

Swimmers need to be aware of the following basic facts:

  • Breathing in whilst underwater is still NOT possible for h...

May 13, 2019

These tips apply to swimmers of all levels.


1. Plan your swimming week and be prepared to “DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY”. Sounds obvious, but many people fail to make time regularly to get into the pool each week and when they do they fail to do anything differently to what th...

March 21, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just attend a swim workshop and or have a few private lessons and “Abra Kadabra” we are great swimmers.

Yes, we all have some immediate improvements in efficiency (which in some cases results in an impressive improvement in lap times or...

March 14, 2019

Deliberate practice is an activity designed specifically to improve performance, often with a coach or mentors help. Most people practice by mindlessly repeating an activity over and over without any clear goal of what they want to accomplish. For example, let’s say a...

January 14, 2019

It’s been a long time between blog posts and in the spirit of fulfilling a new year’s resolution, less procrastination, more doing, let’s fix that.  When I realised I’d not written a post since well before our September 2018 tour I began to reflect on what an unforgett...

November 6, 2018

The fear of drowning is a rational and logical fear experienced by many who cannot swim. Aquahobic or Thalassophobic individuals, however, experience a great deal of anxiety around all kinds of water bodies ranging from large oceans to small bathtubs. 

Aquaphobic or Tha...

May 31, 2018

There is a saying that goes   'If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got’.

Most swim coaches can stand on the pool deck and develop a fairly good idea of what swimmers are doing...or not doing. For example: they can se...

February 13, 2018

You’ve made the big decision and come mid-September you’ll be holidaying on the beautiful Amalfi Coast - Brilliant! ........ Now where to next? Possibly you have plans in place already for your onward journey from the Amalfi Coast............ but if you’re still in the...

June 17, 2017

So you're looking forward to your Amalfi Coast odyssey and wondering how to spend the remainder of your time in Italy?  Well you are certainly spoiled for choice, the options are endless. Much will depend on the amount of time you have available and what interests you...

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