Monthly Archives: February 2015

  1. Zoggs Pull Buoy Training Tips
    Zoggs Pull Buoy Training Tips

    Zoggs Pull Buoy Training Tips

    A pull buoy is designed to help you focus on building your upper body strength and stroke technique. The Zoggs team has put together a guide to how they work, and how you can make them work for you….

    Better balance, better stroke
    With a pull buoy positioned between your thighs, your body will stay high in the water creating a more efficient, streamlined body position. Unless you’re a very strong swimmer, the pull buoy will probably do a better job of this than your own legs can.

    With the lower body taken care of, you can focus on honing your upper body technique. For crawl, this means keeping your elbows high and pushing straight back through your stroke.

    This improved body shape helps you avoid pushing water down and reduces the risk of shoulder injuries. (It will also make you realise just how important kicking is!)

    Maintain intensity
    A more efficient body shape will help you smoothly glide through the water. It is important that you keep your stroke rate the same as it would be without a pull buoy.

    That way, when you are swimming without it, you are not combining a lower stroke rate with a poor body shape.

    Different floats and different strokes
    Pull buoys aren’t just for front crawl: you can use them for any stroke. Combining them with hand paddles will allow you to work particular areas of your body and focus on technique without too strenuous a cardio workout.

    Triathletes can particularly benefit from this, given the amount of cardio work already achieved from running and cycling. Reducing fatigue will help you train for longer, getting you used to swimming for long periods with the proper technique – ideal f

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  2. How to put on a wetsuit
    How to put on a wetsuit

    How to put on a wetsuit

    Wetsuits are supposed to fit snugly: it’s exactly how they keep you warm. The unique Flex Technology of our Zoggs wetsuits are designed f

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  3. First time swimming with your baby: what to expect
    First time swimming with your baby: what to expect

    First time swimming with your baby: what to expect

    Going swimming with your baby for the first time is a new experience for you both to savour. Excitement can give way to apprehension, but if you know what to expect then you can get the most out of swimming with your child from the word

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  4. Introducing the Zoggs "Swim Sure" Swim Nappy
    Introducing the Zoggs "Swim Sure" Swim Nappy

    Introducing the Zoggs "Swim Sure" Swim Nappy

    The Zoggs "Swim Sure" Swim Nappy is a new bright and colourful baby swimming nappy cover made of soft and flexible neoprene incorporating both a snug and comfortable waist and leg hems to prevent anything unwanted leaking out and into the pool.

    swim sure nappy

    The Swim Sure Nappy is designed to work in conjunction with a disposable nappy to form part of the ‘double layer’ system recommended by the majority of baby swimming schools.

    The product was tested by 94 parents with children ranging in age from 3 months to 18 months.

    - 91% of parents said it was an easy product to get their child in to.

    When parents were asked what they liked most about the Swim Sure Nappy:

    - 47% said fit and function, 33% design and colour and 20% the material.

    And when asked to rate the Swim Sure Nappy out of 10:

    - 92% rated the product 8 out of 10 or above.

    “The results were staggeringly positive with parents loving the fit and functionality of the product together with its bright and colourful design and the body warmth benefit it provides. Also, despite the fact that this product should be a secure and snug fit to ensure both child and swimming pool are b

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  5. Triathlon Training Tips: Planning for the months ahead
    Triathlon Training Tips: Planning for the months ahead

    Triathlon Training Tips: Planning for the months ahead

    Following a long season you may decide to have a few weeks off to rest the muscles. Once recovered and rested however, be ready with a plan and commit to your training ahead.

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