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Swimming is a wonderful sport which you can also enjoy to the fullest if you follow your swim level appropriate advice. Enter Swimator Blog.

Let go and enjoy being in the water

The more you play, the more you discover and learn

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

Perfect Your Start From The Block - Blast Off The Blocks Like A Rocket

We have now discussed the basics of diving at the beginning of your swim. So if you are comfortable with sitting dives lesson and then mastered the standing dives exercises or if you are already a competitive swimmer who just wants to improve at the start of your race, you can move on to more...
Perfect Your Start From The Block - Blast Off The Blocks Like A Rocket

Should I Wear a Swim Cap? (How To Choose a Swim Cap?)

To answer the question if you should wear a swim cap, let's first think about why you are swimming and to what purpose would the cap be to you. So why do you swim? If you are out there stroking from one side of the pool to the other for fun or a wonderful exercise and you have short hair, buying...
Should I Wear a Swim Cap? (How To Choose a Swim Cap?)

Extreme Apnea And The Guinness World Record (How Long Can You Hold Your Breath Underwater?)

I am sure you have all tried it, holding your breath (be it underwater or above the water) as long as you can. I used to practice holding my breath to break my own personal records during my English classes :). I guess this shows you how much interested I was in English, so if you find any err...
Extreme Apnea And The Guinness World Record (How Long Can You Hold Your Breath Underwater?)

New Breaststroke Rule Adopted by FINA

Some of you already might have heard that FINA has updated their breaststroke rule to accommodate an underwater dolphin kick during the pullout phase after the initial start or a turn. The rule marked as SW 7.4 clearly states "A single downward dolphin kick followed by a breaststroke kick is perm...
New Breaststroke Rule Adopted by FINA

Alexander Popov (The Ultimate Sprinting Machine)

No Comment. Just watch and learn from one of the best swimmers of all time. The Russian rocket - Alexander Popov. The ultimate sprinting machine from Russia. He used to have one of the most beautiful and most efficient strokes out there. His coach Gennadi Touretski, currently living an...
Alexander Popov (The Ultimate Sprinting Machine)

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

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

The Ultimate Match Up - Michael Phelps Vs. Mark Spitz (How Has The Butterfly Stroke Changed Over The Years?)

There is no doubt about the greatness of Mark Spitz in his time and Michael Phelps’ recent ongoing dominance on the swimming scene. Both Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps are multiple Olympic champions with many world records under their belts. Every competitive swimmer knows their name and drea...
The Ultimate Match Up - Michael Phelps Vs. Mark Spitz (How Has The Butterfly Stroke Changed Over The Years?)

How To Choose Your Swimming Lessons? (Is There One Recipe For All?)

Choosing the right swimming lesson program is not as simple as signing up at your nearest swimming pool. Well, it could be, if you don't mind the potential of being disappointed. In order to get the most out of your swimming lessons experience, you should consider a few important aspects befor...
How To Choose Your Swimming Lessons? (Is There One Recipe For All?)

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 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

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

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)

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)

Wetronome - The Metronome For Swimmers

I have had a few swimmers comment on this blog about their stroke and the rhythm and as it happens I was able to get my hands on a new product called the  Wetronome. This little and simple device can help you with the rhythm, timing and the rate of your swimming stroke. As the name suggests,...
Wetronome - The Metronome For Swimmers

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

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)