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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

Get Speedo's Fastskin3 For Free (Swim Smarter, Not More Expensive)

That got your attention, didn't it? Well, now that you are here, let me reveal the well-guarded secret of how you can get your own Fastskin3 from Speedo totally free. What is Fastskin3? It is a piece of supposedly revolutionary swimming equipment composed of three swim products: swimming cap,...
Get Speedo's Fastskin3 For Free (Swim Smarter, Not More Expensive)

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

Track Start vs. Grab Start Explained (Should I Choose The Track Start Or The Grab Start For My Races?)

Should I do a track start or a grab start? That is a question I get asked quite a lot. My answer usually is that it really depends on many things. Such things could be your body agility, what type of event you swim, how deep you want to go on a dive and what you feel comfortable with. If yo...
Track Start vs. Grab Start Explained (Should I Choose The Track Start Or The Grab Start For My Races?)

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)

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?)

Breaststroker's Knee: 3 Tips to Avoid It

Do you swim breaststroke every time you have a swim workout? If you do, perhaps it is time to start learning other strokes and give your knees a bit of a rest. I know quite a few competitive breaststroke swimmers who did not train properly during their younger years and now suffer from knee...
Breaststroker's Knee: 3 Tips to Avoid It

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)

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

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?

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)

Newest Swimming Advice

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

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

Swimming Gear Reviews

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)

TechPaddle Review: Forearm Braces For Better Propulsion (Early Vertical Forearm Trainer)

Final rating: 4.5/5   Getting more propulsion during a swim is a huge problem for many swimmers and even more advanced individuals shouldn't stop exploring their stroke for potential improvement in propulsion. You should never stop improving your stroke, no matter how good a swimmer you are. ...
TechPaddle Review: Forearm Braces For Better Propulsion (Early Vertical Forearm Trainer)

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

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

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

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)

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
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