Today we’ll talk about one of the potential problems connected with swimming especially if you train in the pool more than 2-3 times a week. I’m talking of course about swimmer’s ear. Causes Swimmer’s ear is an infection in the outer ear canal (part of your ear from your eardrum to the outside of your...
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Many swimmers ask about this so we’ve decided to give you some tips on how to get rid of the chlorine smell from your body and hair after a swimming workout. The smell comes from chlorine and chloramines layered on your skin and there’s actually quite a lot of ways to get rid of it....
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Swimmo is unique in a sense that it is designed to help you not after the workout when you are analyzing the results but while you are in the pool. To do it we’ve prepared two different ways to give you real-time feedback – visual cues and real-time vibrations – both letting you know how...
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No matter how good of swimmers we are, there’s always ways to improve. You can ask Phelps and he’ll agree. So getting swimming lessons is always a good idea. The problem you are then facing is what to look for when choosing the perfect swimming lessons. We’re looking into that today. Skill level Sometimes it...
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Lap swimming has great benefits for your health and is very safe but there’s one problem with swimming in the pool every day – it might be boring. Watching patterns on the bottom of the pool and the pool clock is pretty much it. so we’ve decided to look into ways you can make swimming...
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No sweat and all the benefits of a cardio workout? Is it possible? Fitness swimming makes it possible so we’ve decided to let you know how and why you should add the swimming to your fitness workout today! Perfect Intensity Start with a plan of around 1,5-2,5 hours of swimming every week so you can...
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There’s nothing easier than breathing, right? It is governed by the autonomic nervous system and will function without you thinking about it. This may be true while running, cycling or in everyday life but things are a little different when it comes to breathing while swimming. Here are basic things you have to remember to...
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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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