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Is Your Child Ready for Competitive Swimming?

Is Your Child Ready for Competitive Swimming?

As a parent, recognising when your child is ready to take the plunge into competitive swimming can be a nuanced process. One key indicator is a demonstrated passion for swimming beyond casual dips in the pool. If your child expresses genuine excitement about improving...

Why sculling is an important skill in swimming

Why sculling is an important skill in swimming

Sculling is an important skill in swimming because it helps swimmers develop better water awareness, improve their feel for the water, and enhance overall stroke technique. Sculling involves making small, controlled movements with the hands and forearms to generate...

The Life of a Swimming Parent

The Life of a Swimming Parent

Being a swimming parent can be a rewarding yet demanding role. The life of a swimming parent often involves various aspects, including support, commitment, and involvement in your child's swimming journey. Here are some key aspects of the life of a swimming parent:...

Why is correct technique so important for young swimmers?

Why is correct technique so important for young swimmers?

At Gold Class Swimming, we believe Correct technique is crucial for young swimmers for several important reasons: Preventing Injury: Proper swimming technique helps reduce the risk of injuries. Incorrect movements or strokes can strain muscles, joints, and ligaments,...

Coaching Swimming in the 21st Century

Coaching Swimming in the 21st Century

Many of the top swimming clubs in Australia and around the world have recognised the need for ongoing professional development for their swim coaches. Gold Class Swimming has fast become the most recognised and professional swim coach development organisation for the...

The Importance of the Coach’s Demeanor

The Importance of the Coach’s Demeanor

Sport for children is primarily about enjoyment, so it is vitally important that the coach or teacher presents it in a way which is non-threatening, engaging and with a happy manner. You cannot underestimate the importance of the coach’s demeanour with the group. We...

Late Breathing in Freestyle

Late Breathing in Freestyle

We frequently see in freestyle during the breathing phase swimmers breathing late in relation to the arm cycle. Whilst this isn’t a cataclysmic issue it can create complications for the swimmer particularly under race conditions and during demanding training sets. The...

Watch World Short Course Swimming on TV

Watch World Short Course Swimming on TV

Just like many of you, I will be watching some of the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Australia with keen interest. With match ups like Kyle Chambers versus David Popovici in the 100m freestyle and many other world class swimmers it will...

FINA permit wearable technology in swim races

FINA permit wearable technology in swim races

The World's aquatic governing body has announced that swimmers will now be able to wear technology during swimming races. “The use of technology and automated data collection devices is permissible for the sole purpose of collecting data. Automated devices shall not...

When a Coach Changes Clubs

When a Coach Changes Clubs

"My son and my husband and I are very happy at our Swimming Club. The Club provides everything we want for our 14 year old son, a positive environment, good coaching, a pathway to develop further and a great team atmosphere. Last night we were informed that my son's...

When should an athlete start specialising?

When should an athlete start specialising?

One of the most common questions we receive is "At what age or stage of development should an athlete start to focus on a particular event, stroke or distance?" This is an example of one of the hundreds of topics we discuss in the Swim Parent Advantage...

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