Whether you are a beginner swimmer or an experienced swimmer who has been swimming for years, there is always room to improve your craft and work on improving your stroke technique. Implementing swimming technique drills is going to help you swim faster, burn more calories, get a better workout, reduce your chance of injury, and...
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The majority of people are familiar with the fact that swimming is one of the best and safest forms of exercise for the body and mind! However, there are some misconceptions and myths about this sport that are swimming around (pun intended!). We are here to bust some of the most common myths and misconceptions...
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If the idea of swimming terrifies you, you should not feel bad about it, and you should know that you are far from alone. According to several studies that have been done over the years, over fourteen million people suffer from an extreme fear of water. However, being scared of water does not mean that...
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A kickboard is a very useful rectangular swimming accessory made of EVA foam that can come in handy if you want to improve your swimming technique or learn a new swimming stroke. Kickboards are often overlooked and discarded by swimmers that are unaware of their numerous benefits and uses. The kickboard has many more uses...
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Informal Rules at The Pool That Every Swimmer Should Know If you are a regular at your lap pool, you have probably seen a list of rules posted on a wall somewhere. These are beneficial to stick to, but you should definitely be aware of another set of rules that aren’t written down, yet every...
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The total immersion technique is definitely much, much less scary than it sounds. This swimming technique focuses on getting you to copy elite athletes and learn how to swim like a fish. Keep reading to find out more about this interesting swimming technique. What is the Total Immersion Swimming technique? We have a US swimmer,...
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People who swim seriously (competitively or as a hobby) are very familiar with the fact that swimming is a serious commitment that requires hours and hours of work and powerful self-discipline. Many swimmers tend to start very, very young and put years of effort into their craft, and unfortunately, burnout catches with many of them....
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If you are pregnant and carrying the extra weight around, you might not feel like working out at all; the last thing on your mind is getting sweaty and even more exhausted. However, exercise is recommended for a healthy pregnancy and easier birth (unless otherwise advised by your doctor). Swimming is an excellent middle-ground because...
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Swimming is often regarded as one of the safest sports, thanks to the water it is being performed in. For many, the safety that swimming provides is the main reason why they got into it in the first place. However, injuries are a part of any sport, and swimming is no exception. Thanks to its...
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Many people cannot wait to get back into the swimming pool once they reopen for the public, but many are fighting a feeling of being rusty due to being out of the pool for several weeks or even months. If you are one of those people, there is no need to feel disheartened or worried....
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Overweight people often do find it difficult to find physical activities that will help get them in shape and keep them active and healthy. The high body mass and makes many movements difficult, and overweight people are much more likely to get injured, due to the mass they have to manipulate with their every movement....
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Every swimming style is unique and different, and every single one is beloved or hated by swimmers worldwide, all for different reasons. Whatever style is your favorite (and whichever is your least favorite), there are always ways to improve each of them. Here are some of the most useful style-specific tips and tricks to improve...
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Even though the sport many think that all you need for swimming is a sturdy swimsuit and a pair of swim goggles to protect your eyes, the truth is a bit different. Taking just one glance at a pool deck during a swim practice will let you know that swimmers come prepared with the mesh...
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Competition days are nerve-wracking, to say the least. And no matter if it’s your first one or your hundredth competition, the nerves will never completely go away. However, it is always helpful to learn some tips, tricks, and tactics that will help you prepare for the big day, keep the nerves at bay as much...
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In one of our previous posts, we explained ways to improve your swimming revolving around speed. Speed equals best times, which are the ultimate goal in competitive swimming – there’s no doubt of that. Actually getting there, however, may require a more careful management. A large portion of your training will indeed be pushing yourself...
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Speed is one of the first things that come to mind when discussing swimming goals and improvement. In theory it’s simple. As the swimmer gets experienced, the workout’s length and intensity get increased, and as the body of the athlete gets stronger, the swimming speed increases and lap times drop eventually. The best swimmers don’t...
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In a simple equation – long-term training and hard work, possibly even with supervision is the best and surest way to improve. This being said, there are things that you can start considering to improve instantly, or at least faster. If you are here, surely you are thinking about improving your standards in the next...
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Swimming is a great form of exercise, and an excellent sport for every part of your body. It’s low-impact, meaning it’s the perfect sport to practice as you get older because it’s much less likely to harm your joints or bones. It’s great for cardio, and for working on strengthening the smaller muscles throughout your...
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Swimming is indeed a unique form of exercise and some of its benefits are almost exlusive to it. Almost no other sport is as joint-friendly, or as relatively injury risk-free for example. This is not to say that swimming can’t be substituted with other excercises, especially when the situation forces this upon us. During these...
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