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Jazz Carlin: how to get the most out of your time in the pool

Love swimming but bored with ploughing up and down the lanes? Olympian Jazz Carlin has some tips to make your time in the water more profitable

We all have to start somewhere, even if you are a total beginner, so whatever you feel capable of is the first step. Build up your swimming with each session. Each time, you should start to feel a bit stronger in the pool and be able to build up how much you swim.

Remember to start on land – before your training sessions you should activate muscles, and afterwards you should stretch to remobilise.

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