OPEN OR CLOSED FINGERS? A REVIEW by Rick Madge

OPEN OR CLOSED FINGERS? A REVIEW by Rick Madge Recently the question of closed versus open fingers came up on the Facebook Swim Coaches group (what an incredible collection of coaching minds!), and it amazed me as to the diversity of opinion on what I thought was more or less a closed question. So I went looking […]

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Iron is important for active exercisers.

Active Exercisers, Iron is used by the body’s muscles to help produce energy. Therefore, active exercisers who enjoy endurance exercise (e.g. running, rowing, cycling) need iron to maintain and support energy. Iron contributes to oxygen transport in the blood. Therefore, maintaining optimal iron levels may result in increased aerobic capacity and all-round performance. Iron also […]

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Stop Foot Cramps

Avoiding foot cramps when swimming December 3, 2014 Usually felt after a freestyle kick or a turn, foot cramp in swimming is a short, sharp muscle spasm at the sole of the foot. It can be relieved with a bit of stretching but it makes it very difficult to continue. And it’s not a problem […]

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