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The importance of periodization in swim training

Swimming conditioning varies considerably dependent upon which stroke, distance you are training for. There is the sprinters, sometimes termed ‘drop dead sprinters’ who complete 50m FC sometimes without taking a single breath, the middle distance swimmers, long distance swimmers who compete over 1500m in the pool and open water swimmers competing in distances of 25km…

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Locations to practise swimming in London

Throughout the process of learning to swim, one thing I cannot recommend highly enough is practise. It is extremely important to practise what you have learnt on each lesson, if you have a 1 hour weekly lesson I suggest practising twice per week on top of this for the same amount of time in order to solidify what you have learnt. My top 5 locations to swim, all of which have areas for beginners to practise in are as follows.

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