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A great kick is a key to a successful swimming stroke

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Swim butterfly with ease by breaking it down to pieces

Swimming backward is fun, but also teaches you balance

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Swim To Run, Run To Swim: If Navy Seals Can Do It, Why Not You?

In one of my previous posts, I discussed how adding another sport as an alternative to swimming is beneficial, not only for your health but also for improving your swimming. To make the point even stronger, listen to what Aaron has to say about the cross-training of running and swimming. Thi...
Swim To Run, Run To Swim: If Navy Seals Can Do It, Why Not You?

Breaststroke Like An Inch Worm

Swim breaststroke like an inchworm?  Yes, however, not in the sense of up and down movement, think more in terms of the horizontal plane:).  Breaststroke is probably the easiest stroke to swim, however, the toughest along with butterfly to learn to swim correctly.  If you look around your lo...
Breaststroke Like An Inch Worm

Three Tips For Learning To Float (Set Yourself Up For A Floating Success)

Learning to float can be a daunting task for many novice swimmers. If you are just starting out or tried it out before and got discouraged because you couldn't get past the floating stage, perhaps the following piece of advice will help you to get over the initial learning curve. Whatever the reas...
Three Tips For Learning To Float (Set Yourself Up For A Floating Success)

Swim Workouts For Everyone (Swim Workout Database List)

Do you swim a lot on your own? Are you a beginner swimmer or triathlete trying to grasp the sport? Do you coach swimming and need some inspiration? There comes a time when the imagination or needed knowledge does not work in your favor and you cannot come up with good swim practice. You keep...
Swim Workouts For Everyone (Swim Workout Database List)

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

How To Swim Faster Easier? (Learning To Streamline Your Body)

The simple answer is "by learn to swim slow with a correct technique". This, in turn, reduces your body's drag and increases your propulsion force. Swimming slower rather than faster is a bit against common sense, however, it is the way to go trust me. It is actually the hardest thing you w...
How To Swim Faster Easier? (Learning To Streamline Your Body)

Chemicals And Pools - What You Need To Know (Far Beyond Chlorine)

Have you ever wondered what chemicals are in the pool you swim in? Do you have a pool of your own and are not sure what chemicals are important? With hundreds of people going through your local swimming pool like on a car assembly line and with your own pool probably being exposed to outside w...
Chemicals And Pools - What You Need To Know (Far Beyond Chlorine)

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)

5 Tips On How To Get Motivated To Train (Keep Swimming And Show Up For Swim Practice)

If you ask top athletes out there about what makes them give it a 100% at every practice even if the body says no? The answer is relatively simple. The thought of their goals being fulfilled motivates them to achieve the impossible. Of course, let's come back to earth and realize that we are...
5 Tips On How To Get Motivated To Train (Keep Swimming And Show Up For Swim Practice)

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

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

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!

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

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

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)

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

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)