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One of the trickiest things about swimming is getting your breathing right. It feels unnatural, and can be very difficult. We’re land based mammals, after all! But as you know, oxygen is crucial for good performance, so it’s worth spending some time to master your breathing technique. The more relaxed you can be, the better…

Before doing any exercise it is important to warm up. Warming up gets your muscles ready for exercise, raises your heart rate, and helps prepare you physically and mentally for the sport or activity you’re about to do. A good warm up is essential, and I always devote time to doing one, whether I’m just…

Obviously, I love swimming. I’m never happier than when I’m in the pool. But it’s also really good for you. Any activity that gets your body moving, heart pumping, and endorphins flowing is worth trying, but swimming is unique in a few ways. Here’s five reasons why swimming is so good for you. It’s non…

My name is Jack Bridge. I’m 24 years old, and have been swimming since I was 4. I represent TeamGB, and at London 2012 came fourth in the 100m breaststroke, and in 2014 came fourth in the European Championships. This year I have decided to take part in the Diabetes UK Swim 22 challenge, where…