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Digital Subscriptions > Outdoor Swimmer > October 2018 > SWIMMING WITH FINS


Try out Fiona Ford’s fins-based training sets to improve your leg position, strength and kick


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As endurance swimmers, we need to optimise our leg position behind the body so as not to create drag. However, it’s not as easily said as done as many of us suffer from shortened or tight hip flexors or lack of core and glute strength due to the unhelpful hip flexion that we all find ourselves subjected to in daily life, while sitting in our day jobs, or if spending a lot of time driving, cycling or running. This can result in poor leg position in the water that slows us down.

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In our October issue we look at the hot topic of cold water swimming and whether it can help beat depression and find out how to get back your swim mojo if you need a motivation boost. Plus we test all the latest pool training gear; swim in wild waters in Norway, the Bahamas and Italy; and delve into the swimming history of America's smallest state. And we share more of your inspiring stories, photos and swimming adventures.