Gary VanderMeulen is a former Olympic swimmer, and was coach (and husband!) to Commonwealth Champion Alison Sheppard, as well as a coach to the British Olympic Swimming Team
Freestyle turns can become your greatest strength. However you must decide to dedicate yourself to making them better. With everything that you have done thousands of times it … Continue Reading→
The Swim Down - that last few minutes of the session when the hard work is over, when you can finally relax and start to think about what you are doing after the session. But do you make the most of your swim down? It should be one of the most important parts of your … Continue Reading→
'Hold of the water' is something that coaches often talk about to swimmers. It's normally a good thing and you can sometimes feel when you are doing it well, but how do you define it? More importantly what can you do to improve it?
In all strokes there comes a point where your … Continue Reading→
To get faster at swimming you need to train harder. Sounds obvious doesn't it? Well it might not always be true...
For many swimmers, and indeed coaches, it seems important to be working as hard as possible all the time during training and to swim as many hours as possible. The result? very fit swimmers who … Continue Reading→