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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, some not that much. Learn the difference.

Swim butterfly with ease by breaking it down to pieces

Swimming backward if fun, but also teaches you balance

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Breaststroke Pullout 101 (How Champions Do The Breaststroke Pullout)

It is well known that the fastest breaststrokers have one of the longest and fastest breaststroke pullouts. If you are not sure what I mean by a pullout, it is basically what happens underwater after the start or the turn, right before the swimmer starts swimming normally. Now, why is that? ...
Breaststroke Pullout 101 (How Champions Do The Breaststroke Pullout)

How Not To Swim Freestyle (Top 4 Freestyle Stroke Mistakes)

Let's check out how the freestyle stroke is NOT supposed to be done, for a change. In this post, I will examine a short video where you will see a front view of a freestyle swimmer who is swimming against the current in a small swim flume (endless pool). These endless swimming pools are quite ni...
How Not To Swim Freestyle (Top 4 Freestyle Stroke Mistakes)

How To Get A Swimming Scholarship In USA? (Higher Education And Top Swimming Combined)

Learning to swim at an early age can have many more advantages than just mastering necessary water survival skills. It could, for example, lead to a longer-term swimming career which will affect the swimmer's life even if he or she does not plan on it. Sure, not everyone will be in the Olympic...
How To Get A Swimming Scholarship In USA? (Higher Education And Top Swimming Combined)

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

Swimming - The Master of All Exercises (Calories vs. Muscles vs. Joints)

Swimming, as we have always been told, is called the ultimate, all-around exercise activity. It is said that swimming works all of the body's major muscle groups, has little impact on your joints and can burn as many calories as going for a run. I do not need to talk about the fact that...
Swimming - The Master of All Exercises (Calories vs. Muscles vs. Joints)

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

When I Feel I Am Drowning What Should I Do? (What Keeps Me Afloat In The Water?)

I am of the belief that every child should be taught how to swim at an early age. The earlier the better. Actually, infants are quite comfortable in the water and if not nurtured and practiced, we somehow lose this comfortableness in the water when we get older. Even though later in their li...
When I Feel I Am Drowning What Should I Do? (What Keeps Me Afloat In The Water?)

Your Body As A Tree Log (Correct Head Position During Swimming)

If you have gotten this far, you have seen the light and are serious about improving your swimming, so let's get started. There are many schools of thought regarding teaching swimming, some rely on repetitive swimming a lot of kilometers or miles to improve, some swear against it and focus only...
Your Body As A Tree Log (Correct Head Position During Swimming)

Sprint Breaststroke Workout (How To Improve Your Breaststroke Kick)

Many of you have asked me to give some breaststroke workout advice in your comments, so here it is. Below you will find a few tips for your breaststroke 50s and 100s and I am sure it could come handy for longer events as well. First, keep in mind that breaststroke is a combination of leg power...
Sprint Breaststroke Workout (How To Improve Your Breaststroke Kick)

Swim Like Michael Phelps (A Champion Is Born And Raised)

After Michael Phelps' another stunning performance in the Beijing Olympics, it is only appropriate we find out what is hiding behind the scenes of his phenomenal swims. Apart from a great amount of swim practice with his coaches, have you ever wondered what it takes to swim as fast as Michael Phe...
Swim Like Michael Phelps (A Champion Is Born And Raised)

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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