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Mastering Freestyle Technique

Mastering Freestyle Technique

Freestyle, the most dynamic of swimming strokes, demands a meticulous approach to technique for optimal speed. To enhance your child's freestyle efficiency, start with a thorough examination of the foundational elements. Ensure your child maintains a horizontal body...

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,...

Changing the Game in Youth Sports

Changing the Game in Youth Sports

What are the five simple words that parents can say to their children that will always motivate them? John O'Sullivan takes a look at youth sports and what motivates children to take part in sport. So why do children play sports? And why do children quit sports? How...

Basic Mechanics of Freestyle Kick & Backstroke Kick

Basic Mechanics of Freestyle Kick & Backstroke Kick

The technique for freestyle kick and backstroke kick is based on very similar mechanical principals for each of these strokes. Key points: • The legs are extended. • Significant plantar flexion of the feet is an advantage in generating propulsion. • The leg swings...

The Essential Elements of Backstroke

The Essential Elements of Backstroke

What are the essential elements of backstroke?  There are some key concepts that all backstroke swimmers should adhere to. Listed below are the essential elements of backstroke. If you would like to see these points discussed in a video format that you can watch over...

Breaststroke Pull

Breaststroke Pull

I am in the very fortunate position of visiting many coaching programs around Australia.  These range from high performance programs to small country and metropolitan programs. During my visits, I like to take the opportunity to observe the various levels of teaching...

Fuel for Swimming Training and Competition

Fuel for Swimming Training and Competition

The body needs fuel to drive performance and if that fuel runs out then fatigue will set in.  It is important to consider fuel for swimming in both training sessions and in the competition environment. There are issues associated with eating and drinking during...

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...

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