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Swimming backward is fun, but also teaches you balance

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Swim Like Michael Phelps (A Champion Is Born And Raised)

After Michael Phelps' another stunning performance in the Beijing Olympics, it is only appropriate we find out what is hiding behind the scenes of his phenomenal swims. Apart from a great amount of swim practice with his coaches, have you ever wondered what it takes to swim as fast as Michael Phe...
Swim Like Michael Phelps (A Champion Is Born And Raised)

How Not To Swim Freestyle (Top 4 Freestyle Stroke Mistakes)

Let's check out how the freestyle stroke is NOT supposed to be done, for a change. In this post, I will examine a short video where you will see a front view of a freestyle swimmer who is swimming against the current in a small swim flume (endless pool). These endless swimming pools are quite ni...
How Not To Swim Freestyle (Top 4 Freestyle Stroke Mistakes)

How To Keep Water Out Of My Nose (The Human Nose Clip) - part 2

I already showed you, in my previous article, how to prevent water getting up your nose while going underwater, floating or swimming on your stomach. This is, however, just one part of the nose plugging story. If you do not know the rest of it, I am afraid that for some swim positions, nose...
How To Keep Water Out Of My Nose (The Human Nose Clip) - part 2

How To Learn A Freestyle Flip Turn - Part 1

Most beginner swimmers find it quite challenging to perform a flip turn at each side of the pool. If this is you, just stay with me for a bit and in the next few posts, I'll get you flipping in no time. However, you have to promise to practice, practice, practice, otherwise, you are just wastin...
How To Learn A Freestyle Flip Turn - Part 1

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

How To Learn A Freestyle Flip Turn - Part 3 (Advanced)

Here are a few special tips and tricks if you are already a flip turn professional :) and you have mastered both phase 1 and phase 2 of the flip turn school. 1) Let's focus on the glide into the turn first: When you start your glide, you should be slowly submerging yourself underwater, so...
How To Learn A Freestyle Flip Turn - Part 3 (Advanced)

How To Breathe With Swimmer's Snorkel (Front/Center Mount Snorkel)?

Since I am on the topic of breathing while swimming, let me explain, what seems like an obvious procedure, how to breathe through the swimmer's snorkel. Before we get to that, perhaps a bit of an introduction of what the swimmer's snorkel is and how it can help you improve your swimming techniq...
How To Breathe With Swimmer's Snorkel (Front/Center Mount Snorkel)?

Swim Products That Will Make You A Better Swimmer

Today, I have three pieces of swim equipment that I promise will help you improve your technique. You can achieve the elusive smooth stroke we all long for, however, sometimes you just need a little bit of help along the way. I find these swim products quite helpful, so wanted to share them wit...
Swim Products That Will Make You A Better Swimmer

Body Balance And Swimming (Head Lead Body Rotation Drill)

The head lead body rotation drill is the foundation of a successful swimming stroke. If you do not spend enough time on this step or if you skip it entirely, you will regret it later on as you will struggle to improve. Got your attention? Yes? Very good. To reiterate, a proper body balance i...
Body Balance And Swimming (Head Lead Body Rotation Drill)

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

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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

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

Warm Down Your Way To Recovery

Last time I talked about learning to swim slow to improve your swim technique, but how about swimming slow during warm down for recovery (also referred to as cool down). When I compose swim workouts where we swim faster sets which is almost all the time, there is a choice to add a lot of rest...
Warm Down Your Way To Recovery

How To Swim Slower And Improve Your Freestyle

Many of us are caught up in our fast-paced society often forgetting to just stop and think. This causes us to do things over and over without realizing that there might be a smarter way to help us go forward. As a swim coach or a swimmer, you should always be trying to adjust your ways and exp...
How To Swim Slower And Improve Your Freestyle

Swimming Gear Reviews

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

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

What's Your Swim Type? (Custom Tailored Swim Classes)

The guys over at SwimSmooth have done it again. After introducing us to the Wetronome (tech gadget to help you with your stroke rate)and Mr. Smooth (an application to show you how swimming is done from all angle at all speeds), SwimSmooth has now produced SwimTypes.com. SwimSmooth's swim...
What's Your Swim Type? (Custom Tailored Swim Classes)

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)

Palm Paddle Review - The World's Smallest Hand Paddle

This post is long overdue, but finally, I kicked myself to introduce you to the wonderful world of the Palm Paddle. I am not kidding when I say it is the world's smallest hand paddle. At first sight, the paddles are so tiny and cute that you just want to cuddle them in your palm :). Do not...
Palm Paddle Review - The World's Smallest Hand Paddle

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!

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

My Top 7 Swim Products That Will Help You Swim Faster (Best Swimming Gear To Improve Technique)

Swimming is an amazing sport that has lots of benefits, however, if you have to swim twice every day (as the top athletes do) it could get quite boring at times and you would need a lot of other distractions to keep motivated. Apart from getting creative with your swimming workouts and introd...
My Top 7 Swim Products That Will Help You Swim Faster (Best Swimming Gear To Improve Technique)