Swanning Around – September 2016

Back from his jaunt swimming around Europe, Waldo has included a couple of his snaps in the September 2016 issue of Swanning Around. Read more…
PC Merchandise – How to be Hot!

PC Merchandise – How to be Hot!

If you want to look incredible both in and out of the pool, get yourself some Perth City Merchandise! On offer are (get them to look hot): T-shirts (S, M, L, XL) $30 Polo shirts (Ladies 8, 10, 12 & Mens M, L) $30 Swim caps (Silicone) $10 Mens bathers (Boys 10, 14 & Mens 14, 16, 18, 22) Boys $20 and Mens mostly $30 Womens bathers 1-piece (10, 12, 14) $55 Bargain Basement prices for old styles (get them while they’re hot): T-shirts Red cotton short sleeve T-shirts (Child M and Adult S, XL, 2XL) $5 White cotton short sleeve T-shirt (Adult S, XL) $5 White cotton long sleeve T-shirt (Adult S, L) $5 Women’s bathers 1-piece (12, 16) $20 2-piece (14) $25 Hoodies – expressions of interest for an order (get them to stay hot in the colder weather): Black with red trim (Child 16 and Adult XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL) $55 Orders Please email Em emilychetwin@hotmail.com with your order (or expression of interest for a hoodie). We will order hoodies once we get enough to fill the minimum order number. Payment is best made via direct deposit to the club (Em can give you details when you order) or can be made via cash to Em, Jon, or...

Flutter Kick Technique

Flutter Kick has 2 Purposes: Propulsion: Approximately 10% of swimming speed comes form your kick.  Body Stability: Kicking stabilises the body both left and right as well as keeping the body level in the water. Common Flutter Kick Mistakes Large kick: legs kick too wide, creating more drag and resistance. Bicycle kick: knees bend too much, and the power generated by the hips is lost.  Kicking with bend knees means that you only use power from your knees. Flutter Kick Tips Relax your ankles. Only bend your knees slightly. Generate the kick from the hips. Keep the kick small and consistent. This video demonstrates good flutter kick...
New Services during training

New Services during training

Hi Perth City Swimmers As you have found out already, we have increased the kick in the sessions. There is reason for this: – A strong kick is the first key of your swim. It gives you a good body position and it stabilizes your swim. – It is a great cardio workout Just a few hints and tricks to improve your kick: – The more you kick, the better you get. – The kick is initiated from your core and abs. The stronger your abs, the better your kick. The kick should look like when you kick a soccer ball. – Remember, the speed of your kick is in the upwards movement. The power is in the downward movement. So your legs should go around 30 to 40cm under the water line. As a result of the increased kicking, the coaches offer 400m kick time trials. We know, it is a painful way to get your mileage done but well worth it. Please see the coaches roster for the dates for these time trials. They will be offered on a 2 monthly basis. The first time trial will be on 4 September.   In addition to this for the lead up to Rottnest Channel Swim, your coaches will offer a monthly 1500m time trial. It will be held in the last week of the month. The days will rotate from Tuesday this month, Thursday next month etc to cater all swimmers who cannot swim on certain days of the week. Again, please see the Coaches roster published in the Coaches Section. Please let your coach know that you...