How Efficient Is Your Freestyle?

If you regularly read my posts you’re probably aware of the DARPA study which showed that human swimmers are only 3% efficient–as compared to the 80% efficiency of

Olympics: Tokyo finds high bacteria levels at open-water swim venue

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers said on Wednesday that tests showed levels of E. Coli up to 20 times above the accepted limit and faecal coliform bacteria seven times higher than agreed at the planned venue for marathon swimming and triathlon. Organisers have vowed to improve the water quality to ensure the

Podcast on Bilateral Breathing

This week, our mid-week post is a podcast I recently recorded with Rich Soares of Mile High Endurance on the topic of bilateral breathing. Our interview begins

Australia’s swim school shame

When I was growing up, I learned to swim at school. We brought our swimming bags twice a week and swam in the 25-metre pool on the grounds of our Brisbane state school. These days, very few schools even have water safety on the curriculum — let alone their own pool —