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Choosing The Right Goggles For You - Swimming Advice

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...

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Best Swimming Tips of 2011 - Swimming Advice

After a short break, I am back with some highlights from the Swimator Blog archives for 2011. What swimming tips did you find the most interesting in 2011? That is the question. Below is a short list of the top 10 Swimator Blog swimming tips: 1) As traditionally, our novice and beginner swi...

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

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...

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How To Start With Open Water Swimming (Tips On How To Transition From The Pool To Open Water With Ease) - Swimming Advice

Open water swimming is supposedly one of the fastest-growing sports around the globe. I am not sure where I heard this statement, but I do think it is probably true. It seems that more and more folks go out there and explore the wild water and its health benefits. The fact is that open water...

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Triathletes - You Are Doing It Wrong - Learn To See Swimming In A Different Light (Drills, Drills, Drills) - Swimming Advice

Stereotypically, I find triathletes to be very self-motivated athletes always pushing their limits in whatever they do. And rightly so. In order to achieve a competitive level in all the three sports combined, triathletes have to manage their workout regimes very tightly, so they have time to...

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How To Relax In The Water? (Sink To Float And Float To Sink) - Swimming Advice

If you are just starting out learning how to swim, or if you struggle to improve your swimming, you have probably heard someone along your swimming journey say: "You just need to relax more". At that moment you also probably thought to yourself: "Yeah right. How am I supposed to relax if I am usi...

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Kickboards Are Evil (Having A Great Kick Is Priceless) - Swimming Advice

I try not to live by too many rules as they tend to constrict one’s ability to think creatively, however I do have a rule when it comes to kickboards (also referred to as swimming boards). Do not use them when you are learning to swim! Ok, it is not entirely true that kickboards do not have a...

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

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...

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Triathletes! Focus On Swim Technique! (Should You Drop The Hand Paddles And Pullbuoys?) - Swimming Advice

Triathletes are no doubt in a group of the most versatile and toughest athletes out there. Combining three totally different sports into one good race is an art within itself. However, it comes as no surprise that with the increasing popularity of the triathlon sport, there is a lot of misguid...

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Getting Water In The Nose While Swimming (How To Plug Your Nose, So You Do Not Choke On Water?) - part 1 - Swimming Advice

The efficient movement of our bodies in the water while swimming, does not come naturally to the majority of our water filled planet's population. Putting our faces in the water and having fun around and in our local pools, lakes, oceans, seas or rivers is, however, as common as your favorite brea...

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Do Not Let Your Computer Take Over Your Body Posture - Go For a Swim! - Swimming Advice

Nowadays, computer skills are almost as common in everyday work life as lunch breaks. However, with this advancement in technology and skill, come also negative side effects in the face of very bad habits, especially when it comes to our body posture. I know I am guilty of it. Even right now...

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Do You Have The Right Swimming Mojo? (Blending Into The Swimming Community) - Swimming Advice

There is no question about it, each specific niche community, be it formed around a sport such as swimming, arts or other hobbies, has its own code of conduct and non-written rules that the insiders follow and the outsiders trying to get in stick out like a sore thumb if they are not aware of thes...

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