Fitness swimming is more focused on specific effects like toning your body, cultivating lean, fit silhouette and avoid building up too many muscles. Swimming can help with all this but you have to focus on few things that will make fitness swimming more effective (or effective at all). Here are 3 important facts about fitness swimming...
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Sometimes a little tip or a nudge can help you greatly at the beginning to create good habits and muscle memory that will turn into the great technique in the future. Here are 4 such tips for freestyle beginners. Enjoy and have a great swim! Overdrilling and Uberkicking We talk a lot in our posts...
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Have you ever heard an expression ‚fighting the water’? Many of the common mistakes among swimmers are a result of poor adaptation to the water. Swimming training should always focus on improving this aspect of swimming technique. At the same time, there are a few things even experienced swimmers do that are obstacles to your...
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Today we are going to help you learn few tips on how to create and structure effective workouts when you are not ready or simply can’t yet afford a full-time coach assistance and guidance. Warm-up Your body needs to be prepared for a workout to minimize the risk of injury or overtraining. This is important...
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Hi swimmers, this is the fourth and final part of our habit series. Previously we’ve talked about good habits, bad habits and weird habits of swimmers and we’ve seen great interest in the series! Today we will give you 5 tips to create and stick to good habits. These are valid in every case not...
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Today we want to talk about an important personal metric that can help you achieve your goals with style. Swimming GOLF score, known also as SWOLF score is a way of measuring your personal efficiency when you swim.   How to measure your SWOLF score? GOLF swim score is measured with a simple formula: After...
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Welcome to the second part of our Habit Series where we will discuss some bad habits that you should be aware of if you want to make progress as a swimmer. If you want to see the first installment of the series about good swimming habits it is waiting for you here. Poor Nutrition It...
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A secret ingredient of an incredible performance in the pool that we often overlook is our water intake. It is of course very important with all the athletes but especially for swimmers. There are two reasons for that. Firstly, while we’re in the water our brains are getting tricked that we have plenty of fluids...
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We are beginning our four-part series on habits and how to build them up using simple rules and tools that will help you become not only a better swimmer but also more efficient human being in all your endeavors in and out of the pool. We start with 5 habits of those who strive to...
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Today we explore few swimming myths that are repeated often and serve as basis for our swimming habits but they are simply myths! Hold on to your seats as some of them might be a surprise to you all! No eating for two hours before swimming. You will cramp The biggest problem with this idea...
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While motivation, confidence and training are recognized as central factor in your swimming progress they all are only as good as the fuel you use to perform well in these areas – your diet. Proper nutrition can give an edge needed to reach goals – both short term and those most ambitious. What’s diet got...
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One of the questions that we stumble upon in our conversations and research is your uncertainty about the impact pool exercise has on our bodies. Among those ones of the more common is the question is swimming a cardio exercise or a strength exercise? To understand that we should start by understanding what are the...
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From competitive swimmers to casual pool goers everybody has the same motivation problem – how to make regular swimming more exciting? What to do to stay motivated during hours in the pool? We’ve prepared a short list of simple things you can do to always have something interesting to do in while swimming. Man with...
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Heart Rate is one of the key factors that will enable you to move your workout to the next level by introducing small changes to the way you train and monitor your body. Very similar workout routines (like duration or the distance swam) can bring better results if you just plan it with your heart...
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Today we want to take a moment and say a few words about heart rate monitoring and why is it important for professionals who need to conform to strict training programs as well as casual swimmers who want to effectively lose few pounds or quickly get in top shape. All these things and more are...
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It’s hard to overstate how important and fun it is to keep track of our training. Runners and bikers for years now enjoy easy, beautiful and sophisticates mobile apps that help them understand their progress. Swimmers on the other hand very often are still using pen and paper and some even try to prove that it...
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One way to improve your swimming is by incorporating strength training into your workouts. Hitting the weights after a swim workout will allow for maximum strength. One of the world’s best swimmers Michael Phelps made it a priority to strength train, which means we should incorporate some strength training too.
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At least part of your success can be attributed to use of visualization. Many of the greats have been doing it for years, Tiger Woods does it every time he is set to make a put and every basketball player does it before they shoot a free throw. If the greats are visualizing, then perhaps it would make the most sense for us to begin visualizing our swims.
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Swimming is a fantastic form of exercise. It's a sport that can be done by anybody. Whether you exercise 6 hours a day or haven't run since high school. It's easy on your joints, improves cardiorespiratory fitness and builds muscle mass
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