Competing for the First Time

MSV State Long Course Recap A recent addition to the Orca Pod, Brendan MacDonald, decided to try competing for the first time at the MSV State Long Course Championships. Brendan was kind enough to shares his experiences as a first time competitor. When I joined the...

Why Work With a Coach

Why Work With a Coach Working with a coach is beneficial to a solid exercise routine and will improve your technique and fitness as well as keep you motivated. TrainingPeaks wrote an article of The Top 7 Reasons to Work With a Coach which can be read by visiting...

Swim into Spring

MSV Swim into Spring Spring time is when people start thinking about Summer and getting fit for Open Water Season. MSV are capitalising on this with a “Swim into Spring” Campaign. Clubs are encourage to use this within their own clubs to engage swimmers...

Freestyle Drills

Getting the most from your Freestyle I’d like to go over a few Freestyle drills so you know what is expected. Drills remember, when done properly can be quite hard – they are not just easy swimming; and they do require concentration. Michael Phelps [and other champion...

Fins in Swimming

So why on earth would we use fins in warm up? 1. It Eases Your Shoulders Into It Swimming isn’t like taking a casual stroll in the park. It’s a whole body exercise and your shoulders take a lot of the force. I typically coach adults and it doesn’t matter how fit or...

Perfect Streamlining

Going the Distance Every swimmer, when diving into the pool or pushing off the wall, achieves a degree of streamlining. Swimmers who understand that minimizing the physical surface area exposed to the water and are willing to make the effort to achieve...