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Swimming with a swimcoach

We have been swimming with Carlsson i form over the last couple of months. Together we’ve been working on our individual technique and our team work. At every session we’re having headphones so we can communicate with Crawlcoachen Ann-Louise from the side of the pool. We have mostly been inside but the last session was outside. We have focused very much on technique but also tried coaching on synced swimming and drafting. Ann-Louise recorded us many times and we analysed our technique together, and we got a lot of tips. Between the swimsessions with Crawlcoachen we got training sessions were we practiced what we learned.

We have learned a lot on just a few times with Crawlcoachen and we really recommend you to try it.

Right now we’re having a competition were you can win a session for two! If you want to win a duo session with Carlsson i form – Check out instagram @teamlost

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Sjöloppet! RACE REPORT – Winners again

Wow we won again! We really didn’t expect that.

This week we have practiced quick changes between running and swimming, we feel that this can save us a lot of time during the races. 

Before Sjöloppet we had the attitude of having fun, getting all the changes between running and swimming to work well and get the teamwork to work better. We warmed up with the family race. A little over 1 km running and 200 m swimming. Like last week in Jönköping, the Unicorn was with us. 

Then it was time for the sprint race at 15 km. It was hot and sweaty and we put ourselves at the front of the start.

We ran away quickly and was one of the first teams in the water. Patrik swam first and Fanny was behind. We took the lead after the first swimming. And we found a steady pace in the running. It was trails mixed with some asfalt. We didn’t think much about our place, we just tried to work on our team work and have fun.  

At the end, the sprint race and the distance race ran into the finish line. We was the winners in the sprint class and also with a new course record. Super fun ande well organised race  that we love to run again!

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Are we swim pro’s now?

Ok, maybe not but we think a good way to learn is to check out what the pro’s have. A lot of people are using paddles from Strokemaker. They comes in 7 different sizes and colours. It’s good to training with different sizes to get stronger and faster.

Strokemasters are most used by elite swimmers. The paddles are designed to increase the length per arm stroke and the low weight of the paddle does that the shoulders are getting less load during arm training.

Stroke masters also provide an extremely good water feel thanks to the flexibility of the paddle and that it allows water flow.

We will be training with different sizes and racing with one size.

The paddles are from Freker Sport check them out.

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The 3 best islands to swim around in Croatia

We like to swim around islands and here are our best swimming islands in Croatia. A good advice is to make sure not to swim alone and that both have a safety buoy with you.

Galešnjak – <3

The island that looks like a heart. We parked near this sign (picture) and then swam over to the island. The water was clear and with a lot of current. By the island we swam to the left. Here was it a powerful current in the wrong direction and it’s a tough swimming. When you’re going to round the first run it’s shallow. There are many rocks and many sea urchins on the bottom. Hold out from land because you do not want to step to the bottom. Along the back of the island, there is a nice swimming before rounding a cape to get into the top of the heart. The water was calm and there were a lot of fish. The last bit from top to bottom and then over to land again is a tough swimming with current water.

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Total about 3600 m

 

Otok Krapanj

A island where it once lived 2000 people but now only 200 people. We parked at a small shop (Konzum) near the water and walked down to the beach. The water here is not all as current as at Galešnjak. The view is magical with high mountains around the island. We swam to the left past the docks and boats before we got to the other side of the island. It’s not so deep here and there’s sea urchins on the bottom so it is important to hold out properly and not put down your feet. The island felt small from the start but is bigger than you think. The swimming between land and island is relatively short and easy swimming.

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Total about 4000 m

 

Otočić Smokvica

We drove to Primosten and then past hotel Zora and parked at a parking lot. We went out on the beach and swam to the island. The water was calm, super clear and there were no sea urchins. The swimming around the island was magical and relatively short. It’s deep all the time and there is no risk of stepping on sea urchins.
Magical swimming!

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Total about 1600 m