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A great kick is a key to a successful swimming stroke

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Swimming backward is fun, but also teaches you balance

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Kickboards Are Evil (Having A Great Kick Is Priceless)

I try not to live by too many rules as they tend to constrict one's ability to think creatively, however I do have a rule when it comes to kickboards (also referred to as swimming boards). Do not use them when you are learning to swim! Kickboards are a huge impediment to your swimming progress....
Kickboards Are Evil (Having A Great Kick Is Priceless)

Do Not Let Your Computer Take Over Your Body Posture - Go For a Swim!

Nowadays, computer skills are almost as common in everyday work life as lunch breaks. However, with this advancement in technology and skill, come also negative side effects in the face of very bad habits, especially when it comes to our body posture. I know I am guilty of it. Even right now...
Do Not Let Your Computer Take Over Your Body Posture - Go For a Swim!

A Few Easy Steps To A Swimming Start (Learn The Basics Of A Proper Dive)

Learning to swim with the correct technique can be quite challenging during the first attempts, however, do not get yourselves discouraged. Many have learned to swim before you and many will follow. In fact, what seems like an impossible task to master is, with a little patience and perseveran...
A Few Easy Steps To A Swimming Start (Learn The Basics Of A Proper Dive)

What Hand Paddles Should I Use?

Let me stop you right there, I implore you to ask a much better question: What Do I Need Paddles For? If your answer to this question is "I don't know, everyone else is using them" or "I feel more powerful with paddles" or "I swim faster with paddles" or something along those lines, then chan...
What Hand Paddles Should I Use?

Aquaspotter Review: Swimming Safety In Open Water

Final rating: 5/5 Roaring speed boats, slowly churning fishing barges, a crazy youngster on jet skis, tourists in canoes and kayaks, all of these have one thing in common and it is called "danger to swimmers". When you do not have the luxury of swimming in open water without any boat traffic,...
Aquaspotter Review: Swimming Safety In Open Water

How To Improve Your Kicking? (Fun Kicking Drills)

In this post, I will discuss a few tips and tricks on how to improve your kick or how to make kicking more fun. Why would I bother you may ask? Well, having both effective and efficient kick is a must-have if you are serious about improving your swimming speed. In fact, without a good kick,...
How To Improve Your Kicking? (Fun Kicking Drills)

Chemicals And Pools - What You Need To Know (Far Beyond Chlorine)

Have you ever wondered what chemicals are in the pool you swim in? Do you have a pool of your own and are not sure what chemicals are important? With hundreds of people going through your local swimming pool like on a car assembly line and with your own pool probably being exposed to outside w...
Chemicals And Pools - What You Need To Know (Far Beyond Chlorine)

Early Vertical Forearm Explained (Learn To Catch Water In Your Freestyle Stroke With High Elbow)

It looks like that the most requested topic in the last poll on the Swimator blog is about freestyle. Well, let me talk to you about how to get the most power out of your stroke. After you learn how to properly hold your body in the water and relax you can move on to starting to use your a...
Early Vertical Forearm Explained (Learn To Catch Water In Your Freestyle Stroke With High Elbow)

International Swimming Hall of Fame

Did you ever wonder where you can find a place where all swimming history comes together forming one entity stored forever? If you haven't been yet, you definitely should visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A city that plays a host to the Swimming Hall of Fame. You can find here swimming heroes...
International Swimming Hall of Fame

Learn To Swim Without Water With HYBAC

This is quite amazing. Learning to swim without water? Wow, I did not think I'd live to see the day. Russian scientists from the Vladivostok's Institute for Marine Research came up with a groundbreaking invention called the HYBAC ("Hydrobaric chamber"). HYBAC is a machine that mimics the...
Learn To Swim Without Water With HYBAC

Newest Swimming Advice

The Viking Legacy - One goggle to rule them all

It was in the 1970s in a small village in Sweden that the swimming goggle industry changed forever. Jan Malmsten, an avid swimmer and entrepreneur, designed simplistic, sleek, and affordable swimming goggles that were adopted by the majority of elite swimmers around the world. These goggles, commo...
The Viking Legacy - One goggle to rule them all

Airofit Review: How Stronger Breathing Makes You A Faster Swimmer

Final rating: 5/5 Breathing is as crucial to your life as water is to your swimming. You draw a breath thousands of times per day, yet how often do you actual stop and examine your vital breathing pattern. Similarly, when training, you more than likely tend to focus on endurance and muscu...
Airofit Review: How Stronger Breathing Makes You A Faster Swimmer

Last Minute Gift Ideas For Swimmers And Triathletes

With the busy schedule we all have, I often find myself not having much time to do an extensive research online to buy a thoughtful present, so I look for pre-compiled lists to give me an idea of what to give to the person in question. I know, I know, no excuses. I should do better, but procrasti...
Last Minute Gift Ideas For Swimmers And Triathletes

Xmetrics: A New Swimming Wearable Which Will Make You Swim Faster

"All you have to do is swim." That is a promising bold claim made by a technology company with a new swimming wearable gadget soon to be released to the swimming and triathlon communities. This new swimming computer goes under the name of Xmetrics and with its sleek design and a long list of fea...
Xmetrics: A New Swimming Wearable Which Will Make You Swim Faster

How To Become A Swimming Superhero - The Corsuit Review

It is a well-known fact that every superhero has to have a special suit, a cape or a mask to be taken seriously. Right? At the same time, he or she has to have a certain set of extraordinary skills that often are enhanced by their attire. Think Batman and his winged cape or his belt which never...
How To Become A Swimming Superhero - The Corsuit Review

11 Ways To Enjoy Swimming In A Crowded Lane

It is one of those days. The swimming lane I am about to plunge into is overcrowded and even though it is marked with the clearly distinctive letters "FAST SWIMMERS", the lane is plagued with leisurely swimming head up breaststrokers and wannabe swimmers standing by the wall and discussing the lat...
11 Ways To Enjoy Swimming In A Crowded Lane

A Surprising Result Of Swimming Flaws Analysis

One of the basic skills of any beginner student of any activity is the ability to recognize if something is not done the right way. Be it the ability to notice spelling mistakes in written texts (I am sure there many in my posts :)), the know-how to acknowledge that a ski jumper’s form during the...
A Surprising Result Of Swimming Flaws Analysis

8 Ways To Use Your Hand Paddles

Hand paddles are commonly used in swimming pools around the world. In fact, you hardly ever see a pool deck or the infamous Lost and Found basket (yes, they do exist) without a pair of them laying around. They are either loved or hated. The main rudimentary idea behind the original hand padd...
8 Ways To Use Your Hand Paddles

How To Do Back To Breast Turns (Open vs. Bucket vs. Cross-Over)

In the individual medley races, there are a lot of transitions between strokes: fly to back, back to breast, breast to free where each swimmer could either gain or lose time on the opponents. Usually, the most complex turn is the one from backstroke to breaststroke. In the history of swimming,...
How To Do Back To Breast Turns (Open vs. Bucket vs. Cross-Over)

Aquaviz Review: The Swiss Army Knife Among Swimming Prescription Masks

Final rating: 5/5 I’ve grown up as a full-blown chlorinated pool swimmer with lifelong search for the perfect fitting goggles. I swear, I must have tried like 50 different types and always found them inadequate. Either they leaked or the suction was too much on the eyes until I found the...
Aquaviz Review: The Swiss Army Knife Among Swimming Prescription Masks

Swimming Gear Reviews

Aquaspotter Review: Swimming Safety In Open Water

Final rating: 5/5 Roaring speed boats, slowly churning fishing barges, a crazy youngster on jet skis, tourists in canoes and kayaks, all of these have one thing in common and it is called "danger to swimmers". When you do not have the luxury of swimming in open water without any boat traffic,...
Aquaspotter Review: Swimming Safety In Open Water

Airofit Review: How Stronger Breathing Makes You A Faster Swimmer

Final rating: 5/5 Breathing is as crucial to your life as water is to your swimming. You draw a breath thousands of times per day, yet how often do you actual stop and examine your vital breathing pattern. Similarly, when training, you more than likely tend to focus on endurance and muscu...
Airofit Review: How Stronger Breathing Makes You A Faster Swimmer

Swim Smooth DVD Review: Clean Up Your Stroke (Practicing One Thing At A Time)

Final rating: 5/5 The Swim Smooth's Clean Up Your Stroke DVD set is not your usual learn to swim program on DVDs. It is more of a series of short hints and tips addressing a few important aspects of an efficient freestyle stroke. The DVD is split up into a few logical sections: Breath...
Swim Smooth DVD Review: Clean Up Your Stroke (Practicing One Thing At A Time)

Zoomers Gold Review: Improve Your Freestyle Kick In A Soft Rubber Comfort!

Final rating: 5/5 One of the toughest things to learn in swimming is a proper effective and efficient kick. Many coaches can tell you that having a great kick is the essence of fast swimming, however, they also struggle with teaching the proper kicking technique. No wonder though, the r...
Zoomers Gold Review: Improve Your Freestyle Kick In A Soft Rubber Comfort!

The Viking Legacy - One goggle to rule them all

It was in the 1970s in a small village in Sweden that the swimming goggle industry changed forever. Jan Malmsten, an avid swimmer and entrepreneur, designed simplistic, sleek, and affordable swimming goggles that were adopted by the majority of elite swimmers around the world. These goggles, commo...
The Viking Legacy - One goggle to rule them all

Safer Swimmer Float In-Depth Review: Swimming safe without hindering your performance

Final rating: 5/5 The sport of swimming has seen many innovations over the last few years, some of which we have covered here on the Swimator Blog. (new full-body suits, technique improvement related swimming equipment or new insights on how to swim faster). However, one aspect of swim...
Safer Swimmer Float In-Depth Review: Swimming safe without hindering your performance

Antipaddle Review: Are We Born With Feeling For Water Or Is It Learned? (Gain Better Catch In Just A Few Workouts)

Final rating: 4.75/5 If you have taken a few swim lessons or you have been around swimming for a while, you have probably heard the term "feeling for water". Many swimmers and instructors put emphasis on gaining feeling for water, but when it comes to explaining what it is and how it feels...
Antipaddle Review: Are We Born With Feeling For Water Or Is It Learned? (Gain Better Catch In Just A Few Workouts)

Dry Case Review: Mobile Swimming Tips At The Pool (Underwater Angry Birds)

Final rating: 4/5 Whether we like it or not, we live in a fast-paced modern technology world where what happened 5 minutes ago is old news. It is extremely hard to keep up with new information and even harder to distinguish between good and bad information. Since everybody and their grand...
Dry Case Review: Mobile Swimming Tips At The Pool (Underwater Angry Birds)
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