James Parrack was one of Britains outstanding breastroke swimmers of the late 80's and early 90's. He represented Britain at the Seoul Olympics and England at the Auckland Commonwealth Games, where he won silver in the 100m breastroke, and still holds two masters world records (for 50 and 100 breastroke) in the 25-29 … Continue Reading→
Gary VanderMeulen is a former Olympic swimmer, and is now coach (and husband!) to Commonwealth Record Holder Alison Sheppard. He was a coach to the British Olympic Swimming Team and is currently coaching Alison towards the World Championships in Fukuoka later this year. Pullbuoy caught up with him to find out his views on … Continue Reading→
2000 was certainly a watershed in the international swimming career of Heidi Earp. She had of course been an established international for some time previously, but it was her swims at the Olympic trials, where she erased Marie Hardiman's old British record over 100m breastroke, … Continue Reading→
The last county championships I swam in were nearly seven years ago. I hadn't trained for about 5 years. Over the last two weekends I competed in the Cambridgeshire County Championships after about 8 months back in the water - so what happened?
So there I am on the blocks for my last event … 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→