Author name: Coach Mandy Bradley

Coach Mandy is a seasoned swim coach with over 15 years of experience. Her passion for teaching and holistic approach to swim training have helped countless swimmers reach their full potential. With Coach Mandy's guidance, you can enhance your swimming skills and gain confidence in the water.

Female swimmer executing a flip turn underwater. Learn how to perfect your flip turns and avoid these 3 common mistakes with our expert guide: 'Flip Turns: Avoid These 3 Mistakes.

Flip Turns: Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

Introduction: Having taught flip turns over the years, I’ve noticed three recurring mistakes that swimmers often encounter when attempting this crucial skill. In this blog post, we’ll delve into these common errors and provide practical solutions to ensure your flip turns are smooth, fast, and efficient. Join us as we uncover the secrets to perfect …

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Male swimmer demonstrating backstroke rotation. Learn 'How to Rotate with Ease in Backstroke' with our step-by-step guide for enhanced swimming performance.

How to Rotate with Ease in Backstroke

Introduction: Backstroke is a graceful swimming style that demands a balance between technique and form. One crucial element in perfecting backstroke is rotation. In this guide, we’ll delve into the intricacies of backstroke rotation and provide step-by-step instructions on ‘How to Rotate with Ease in Backstroke,’ helping you elevate your performance. Understanding Backstroke Rotation: Backstroke …

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Male swimmer at the edge of a pool, embracing 'The Realities of Learning to Swim.

Embracing the Journey: The Realities of Learning to Swim

Introduction: Recently, a client of mine came across a video showcasing someone learning to swim effortlessly in just a week. While this might sound like a remarkable feat, it’s essential to remember that such rapid transformations are often exceptions, not the rule. In our world of quick fixes and instant gratification, it’s easy to feel …

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Building a Better Brain: The Cognitive Benefits of Swimming

Introduction: Swimming, unlike any other sport, is uniquely challenging. As terrestrial beings, we’re not naturally equipped for aquatic environments. This creates a distinct challenge for our brains, compelling them to forge new neural pathways and stimulate neurons in ways unparalleled by other activities. The result? A whole new threshold of learning and adaptation. In this …

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Dive into Safe and Comfortable Open Water Swimming with These Top 7 Must-Have Products

Introduction: Having coached thousands of individuals preparing for open water swims and triathlons, I understand the significance of the right gear. In this guide, I’ll walk you through seven essential products that guarantee a safe and comfortable experience. Through years of hands-on experience, I’ve learned the crucial role that gear plays in open water swimming. …

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Sinking Legs in Freestyle: A Common Mistake and How to Fix It!

Introduction: Have you ever felt like you’re swimming uphill or dragging an anchor behind you when doing freestyle? Chances are, your legs might be sinking, a common mistake that can significantly impede your progress in the water. In this blog, we’ll dive into why this problem occurs, why it’s more prevalent in men, and how …

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Swimmers Underwater: Navigating Dolphin Kic

Navigating the Dolphin Kick: Exploring Techniques and Breathing Dynamics

Introduction: Embarking on the journey of mastering the art of swimming involves a crucial skill: navigating the dolphin kick. This fundamental technique, integral to the butterfly stroke, embodies a harmonious fusion of power and fluidity. Achieving a flawless dolphin kick requires precision and synchronization between the upper and lower body. In this comprehensive guide, we …

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Swimmer Treading Water - Top Skills for Treading Water

Unveiling Aquatic Proficiency: Top Skills Needed to Tread Water Efficiently!

Introduction: Exploring the waters with confidence and grace involves more than just basic skills. Treading water, a vital link between safety and serenity, requires mastery for truly fulfilling aquatic experiences. Whether you’re new to swimming or have some experience, improving your treading techniques can elevate your water adventures. In this detailed guide, we’ll break down …

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Swimmer Optimizing Breaststroke Glide Underwater

Optimizing Your Breaststroke Glide and Body Position: Streamlining Your Technique for Efficient Swimming

Introduction: Improving your breaststroke glide and getting the right body position are key to efficient swimming. A good glide saves energy and helps you move smoothly. In this blog, we explore techniques for optimizing breaststroke glide and improving body alignment. Additionally, we talk about how leisure lap swimmers can adjust by swimming breaststroke with their …

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Female demonstrating How to swim straight backstroke!

The Elegance of Backstroke: Achieving Symmetry and Straight Swimming with a Solid Foundation

Introduction: Unveiling the elegance of backstroke, the technique that allows you to gracefully glide on your back, requires more than mere skill; it demands a solid foundation. In this blog, we’ll delve into the crucial aspect of laying this foundation to achieve symmetry and straight swimming in your backstroke. Additionally, discover the essential components that …

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