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Must-Know Wetsuit Buying Tips

Buying your first wetsuit can be a daunting prospect. We quiz one of South Africa’s top ITU triathletes, Richard Murray, on what you should be looking out for when making this important purchase. A wetsuit not only keeps you warm during colder swims, it also gives you buoyancy, which aids your speed. “Besides providing buoyancy, a wetsuit controls body temperature and improves efficiency in the water,” says Richard. “This contributes to a faster swim split […]

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How Crossfit Improves Your Life

Embracing change is a fundamental tenet of any successful lifesaver or multisporter. A last minute change in the race conditions, routes or even a change in the format of the event itself is not only welcomed, but relished as part of the challenge. A change in season is no different. Winter ushers in opportunities to sharpen skills, change equipment, build strength and focus on new goals. Along with those opportunities come the challenges of temperamental, […]

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SA ice team risk arrest to swim from Russia to US

Five South African extreme swimmers are set for one of the most remote, frigid and hostile challenges imaginable by attempting to swim in relay about 110km across the icy sea between Russia and the USA in early August. They depart from Cape Town this Saturday (27 July). Wearing only a Speedo, cap and goggles, Ryan Stramrood, Kieron Palframan, Toks Viviers, Andrew Chin and Ram Barkai will jet off this weekend to join about 50 international […]

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Four moods of the ocean you must know

One could wax lyrical (and many have) about the moods of the ocean but for a lifesaver and multisporter the ocean is a rewarding playground. Now with summer here, there will always be an excuse to hit the beach to either train or just play. Here is some helpful advice to tackle your summer training. Silky Smooth A flat, smooth ocean is by far the least intimidating. There’s no swell, seemingly no currents and just […]

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Blog Songo.info: Find a reason to get off the couch

Blog: My XTERRA dedicated to Songo.info I did the XTERRA Lite in 2008 and while almost drowning, pushing my bike up all the hills and walking the run, I really enjoyed myself. What struck me about the XTERRA athletes, and I’m referring to the professionals here, is how quick they are relative to the teams and the others who are doing it as a fun event. That year Dan Hugo came in 6 minutes faster […]

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Finis Swimsense

Finis Swimsense Most fitness swimmers arrive poolside with only a vague idea of what they’re trying to improve. At the novice end they think of completing a set number of laps. As experience increases, they start wanting to do sets because they realise that their technique needs training too. Unless you’ve put a structured programme onto paper and laminated it, it’s tricky to keep track of how many 50s, 100s and 200s you have swum […]

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PE swimmer to attempt 23km swim in Algoa Bay

Kyle Main prepares for English Channel crossing with monstrous swim Port Elizabeth Long distance swimming legend Kyle Main will warm-up for a record breaking English Channel crossing attempt in September with a monstrous 23km sea swim in Algoa Bay.

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Applying Science to the art of swimming

Catching up with starts & turns in SA Swimming Practice makes perfect… Does it really? The answer is NO! Practice will probably make fit, however perfect practice in training will better assist the journey to perfection.

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Suunto t6d Black Flame

Suunto t6d Black Flame To mark its co-operation with the ITU (International Triathlon Union), Suunto has introduced its Winning Triathlon Moves special collection including the t6d Black Flame heart rate monitor. The device includes the tried and tested features of its forerunners but now comes with the improved Dual Comfort Belt which monitors heart rate and calories burned and is compatible with most gym cardio equipment. The t6d measures the time interval between heartbeats to […]

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