Think about what and how you eat.

THE FIRST MEAL OF THE DAY Eat breakfast before you get to the pool, (approximately 2-3 hours before warm-up) this leaves time for the carbo fuel to get in! . This meal will top-up your blood sugar levels after the night’s rest. The meal does not have to be large, but should fill you up […]

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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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County Championship qualified swimmers – fees due

Dear Swimmers and Parents, Please find, in the password protected post or your email, accepted and rejected entry files for 2018 County Championships, together with the relays team. Please make the payment NOW by bank transfer, as we are very close to the club’s year end. Calculate the payment as follows: each individual event 50m, 100m, […]

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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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Learn-to-Swim School Recruiting New Swimmers!

The Verulam Amateur Swim Club’s Learn-to-Swim School is open for new members (after being full for sometime). Please spread the word! Information and forms are available here: http://www.verulam-asc.org.uk/?page_id=242 And more information can be found on the drop-down menu above, under “ABOUT VERULAM SWIM CLUB.”

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