I vividly recall my first test set wearing a heart rate monitor as an age grouper. It entailed wearing a bulky plastic chest strap that needed a crop top to hold it in place, and there was a lot of button pressing on a watch to record repeats. Needless to say, it wasn’t … Watch→
In interviews ahead of the European Championships, Adam Peaty admitted that talk of a 56 second swim had been banned. “The past year I’ve been obsessed by that” he said “and it’s almost had a negative effect on my training.” Sports psychologist Helen Davis explores what that change of emphasis did for Adam and what it could do for your swimming.
This month Adidas swim has launched what it calls its most advanced development of their adizero suit line, with the launch of adizero XVIII. We were fans of the previous iteration when we tested it, but Adidas say the new suits incorporate feedback from top athletes including Ben Proud, Britain's 50m Butterfly World Champion, … Continue Reading→
It’s possible to spend upwards of £300 on a suit for racing in if you want to get the very latest in technology. But do you need to? Certainly if you want to be at the bleeding edge then yes you do, but for most swimmers, that’s not essential. So what happens if you come down the price range? I tested two suits from the budget end of the market to answer that exact question.
The bullet cap, the evolution of the humble swimming cap into a piece of performance equipment. A device that aims to remove the lumps and bumps of latex and conventional silicon and make the top of your head the most streamlined it could possibly be. Or at least that’s the theory – I tested out three leading models to try out the practice.