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Importance of Proper Nutrition: Performance during Training

ATHLETES SHOULD BE MINDFUL OF THEIR DAILY NUTRITION. THEY NEED TO TRAIN THEIR BODY IN STORING ENERGY AND PROPERLY SUSTAINING IT SO IT CAN PERFORM AT ITS BEST. The energy needs exceed those of the average person. Caloric needs are about 2200-3000 calories per day, for either male or female athletes. Balancing macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, […]

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The Blind Spot

TOO OFTEN IN MY PRACTICE I SEE FILIPINO ENDURANCE ENTHUSIASTS, SPECIFICALLY TRIATHLETES OF BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE LEVELS, EITHER NURSING AN INJURY AND/ OR UNHAPPY WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE. I catch them during the middle of their pre-season training or at their off season. I discover, after asking them to describe their training program,  that they utilize […]

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Most Common Injuries Experienced by Swimmers

ATHLETES ARE VERY DISCIPLINED AND RESPONSIBLE CONSIDERING THEIR LIFE SCHEDULE. Most of them, specifically swimmers, go through the repetitive training – work/school – training cycle every day. This enough shows how responsible and hardworking athletes can be. And because they are persistent by nature, they have the tendency to push themselves further too much to […]

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Power Parenting: Do’s and Dont’s for Swimmer Parents

“At the Beijing finale, Michael had hesitations coming back. And you know what? I couldn’t make up his mind for him. I just didn’t want, if he didn’t go back, to be sorry for what he could have done or what he wanted to do. But I had to keep my mouth closed, to a […]

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Back to the Roots

In the recently concluded Philippine Swimming Inc (PSI) Long Course National Championships, swimmers showcased their skills again as they swim all the way towards their slot for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. The event has also become a platform for Filipino swimmers from other countries to compete in their motherland in the hope of representing […]

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The Young Swimmer Achiever

MARK BRYAN BOLOS RIOFLORIDO Marko may be the youngest of the three, but he showed that he can be as good as his two older brothers. He has also brought home awards from national competitions ever since he started swimming. His achievements include bagging a total of nine medals (silver and bronze) during the Philippine […]

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Life of a Swim Parent

MR. RINO AND MRS. JANE RIOFLORIDO MAY BE ONE OF THE MOST OUTGOING AND ENCOURAGING PARENTS ANYONE CAN MEET. Carlo, Paulo, and Marko (from eldest to youngest) are very vocal on how lucky they are to have such supportive parents. Mommy Jane and Daddy Rino have always been there for their kids in and out […]

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WENGMAN: From Small Beginnings to Colorful Transformations

By word of mouth, and consistent patronage of the customers, Wengman Sports Apparel has continued to be recognised in the world of Sports & Fitness. They started from retail Dri-fit Tech shirts to now, a variety of apparel to choose from. It is their goal to provide comfortable and affordable apparel for everyone. Sherwyn Santiago, […]

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Seven Things that Made UAAP Season 78 Swimming Awesome

Every UAAP season is special and hence, memorable. However, there are tonics in every season that makes it more special than the year before. Here are seven scenes that highlighted Season 78 and probably made it one of the most special seasons yet. Drum Wars What’s a better way to ignite a battle than with […]

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