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A great kick is a key to a successful swimming stroke

Some swim gear is good, others not so much. Learn the difference.

Swim butterfly with ease by breaking it down to pieces

Swimming backward is fun, but also teaches you balance

Most Popular Swim Tips

Prescription Swimming Goggles No More (Laser Eye Surgery for Swimmers Explained)

Squinting my eyes to see the pace clock's red hand to tell me when to start my next swim set. Worse yet, having to take off my darkly tinted goggles all the time to be able to see the clock is just plain annoying. All I want is to enjoy my swim workout without having to come out of the water w...
Prescription Swimming Goggles No More (Laser Eye Surgery for Swimmers Explained)

Want To Swim Smooth? Check Out Mr. Smooth - The Perfect Swimming Mentor

Have you ever thought to yourself I can't seem to grasp the way my arm should move under water when I swim how should my legs move when I swim freestyle I wish there was a way to see someone swim slow motion I'd like to see how it looks from a different angle in order to understand. W...
Want To Swim Smooth? Check Out Mr. Smooth - The Perfect Swimming Mentor

How To Enjoy A Workout In Public Transportation (Gain More Time To Swim?)

Always on a run, the never-ending feeling of forgetting something important, not having enough time to do everything planned, feeling guilty for not spending enough time with your family and friends or struggling with squeezing in your beloved swimming workout. Does that pretty much sum up your...
How To Enjoy A Workout In Public Transportation (Gain More Time To Swim?)

Butterfrog Extreme (The Old School Butterfly Stroke)

If you have ever wondered how you can combine butterfly and breaststroke, here is your answer :). In fact, this is an old school stroke that used to be popular a long time ago and is still used by some older masters swimmers. I would not recommend anyone using this in a competition, however...
Butterfrog Extreme (The Old School Butterfly Stroke)

What Does Javelin Have In Common With Swimming? (Water Entry, Underwater Kick And Breakout During A Start)

This is the second post in the series of articles regarding what constitutes a great swimming start. If you have missed the first post, please click on the link below to get caught up and then come back. Let's recap what are the 5 key elements of a successful start from a starting block. 1) Fast...
What Does Javelin Have In Common With Swimming? (Water Entry, Underwater Kick And Breakout During A Start)

Learn To Swim Freestyle Backward

There is no doubt in my mind that anyone can learn how to swim and anyone can swim with ease if the right approach to learning is taken. In order to convey a certain feeling or a message to the swimmers and to keep swim workouts interesting, every coach should once in a while think outside the bo...
Learn To Swim Freestyle Backward

New Technology Announced To Be Introduced At The 2012 Olympics In London (Webbed Hands And Feet Are Here)

After the introduction and later shameful prohibition of the fast full body racing suits, a new groundbreaking technological advancement was approved by the world swimming governing body, FINA. This time it has nothing to do with a swim suit fabric or swim equipment, but the good old medical...
New Technology Announced To Be Introduced At The 2012 Olympics In London (Webbed Hands And Feet Are Here)

Learn To Control Your Breathing (Swim Sets To Improve Your Lung Capacity In Swimming)

It is no secret that a swimmer has one of the best lung capacities from all the athletes or at least should have. :) . Having to be accustomed to not be able to breathe whenever you want takes some time getting used to. Here are a few fun ways how you can improve your breath holding ability du...
Learn To Control Your Breathing (Swim Sets To Improve Your Lung Capacity In Swimming)

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

Learning To Swim With Your Xbox 360 And Michael Phelps (From The Swimming Pool To Your Xbox 360)

The last few years has seen a tremendous explosion of miscellaneous sport games which require some physical and social activity rather than the traditional sedentary joystick control games. So what does this has to do with you and learning how to swim? Well, Microsoft just announced a new swim...
Learning To Swim With Your Xbox 360 And Michael Phelps (From The Swimming Pool To Your Xbox 360)

Newest Swimming Advice

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)

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

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

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

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

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

shinfin(TM) Leg Fins Review: No More Sinking Legs During Your Swim. (Fins For Your Legs, Freedom For Your Feet)

Final rating: 4.5/5 I have already discussed proper body position while swimming freestyle and the drag forces that act upon your body on numerous occasions on this blog. However, the reality of it is that it is very easy to say, "swim relaxed with good body position", but a bit more diffi...
shinfin(TM) Leg Fins Review: No More Sinking Legs During Your Swim. (Fins For Your Legs, Freedom For Your Feet)

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)