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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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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?)

Streamline Explained (How Do Drag Forces Influence My Body In Swimming?)

"Streamline, streamline, streamline", if I had a dollar for each time I say this word, I'd be a multi-billionaire at this stage, live in a mansion and have my own private 50-meter pool with a retractable roof. If you visit this swimming blog often, you have read it over and over in my posts....
Streamline Explained (How Do Drag Forces Influence My Body In Swimming?)

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?)

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)

Freestyle Slow Motion (Grant Hackett and Sun Yang - The Ultimate Distance Freestyle Stroke)

Ok, guys, I have decided to go a little more high tech on this one. Just kiding. What is a good swimming lesson without a proper demonstration? So, here you have it. Watch the Australian olympic distance swimmer Grant Hackett do his thing. Report a non-functional swim video...
Freestyle Slow Motion (Grant Hackett and Sun Yang - The Ultimate Distance Freestyle Stroke)

Swimming, Bilingualism and Perfect Stroke

Globalization of our world is increasingly becoming the standard, so there is no wonder that efforts to raise bilingual children are nowadays close to being a norm (or they should be). Did you know though that learning a second language as a child gives you an unprecedented advantage over the res...
Swimming, Bilingualism and Perfect Stroke

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

Choosing The Right Goggles For You

Are there differences between swimming goggles which I should consider? What swimming goggles should I use for my first triathlon swim? I get asked these questions and many more over and over from the beginner swimmers I coach. And no wonder, with the plethora of different shapes, types, le...
Choosing The Right Goggles For You

Learn The Flutter Kick By Doing it Wrong (Freestyle Swim Kick Explained)

A proper flutter kick is one of the most important keys to an efficient, fast and enjoyable freestyle swimming experience; however, it is also one of the hardest parts of the freestyle stroke to learn. I’ve taught countless individuals with varying skill levels and everyone is different in the wa...
Learn The Flutter Kick By Doing it Wrong (Freestyle Swim Kick Explained)

How Can Cross-Country Skiing Improve Your Swimming? (Best Winter Cross Training For Swimmers)

Swimming is a sport that one can usually do all year round, however, depending on where you live on our water-covered planet, you might have varied swimming conditions during the course of the year though. Therefore, it might be necessary to do another alternative sport activity to supplement your s...
How Can Cross-Country Skiing Improve Your Swimming? (Best Winter Cross Training For Swimmers)

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

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!

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

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)

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

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)

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
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