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Why Is Swimming Butterfly So Scary? (Top 4 Most Common Butterfly Mistakes) - Swimming Advice

Many beginners and even advanced swimmers dread the words "butterfly". When swimmers come to practice and see the butterfly stroke written on the board or the practice sheet, the mood suddenly goes from wonderful life enjoyment to a sad end of the world like expressions. As a coach, I can ju...

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shinfin(TM) Leg Fins Review: No More Sinking Legs During Your Swim. (Fins For Your Legs, Freedom For Your Feet) - Swimming Advice

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...

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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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New Technology Announced To Be Introduced At The 2012 Olympics In London (Webbed Hands And Feet Are Here) - Swimming Advice

After the introduction and later shameful prohibition of the fast full body racing suits, a new groundbreaking technological advancement was approved by the world swimming governing body, FINA. This time it has nothing to do with a swim suit fabric or swim equipment, but the good old medical...

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

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...

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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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What Does Javelin Have In Common With Swimming? (Water Entry, Underwater Kick And Breakout During A Start) - Swimming Advice

This is the second post in the series of articles regarding what constitutes a great swimming start. If you have missed the first post, please click on the link below to get caught up and then come back. Let's recap what are the 5 key elements of a successful start from a starting block. 1) Fast...

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

"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....

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How To Dive Off A Starting Block (Take Your Marks! Go!) - Swimming Advice

Last time, we were discussing the proper streamline during a dive and also some basic exercises to get you more comfortable jumping and diving into the water. Today, we'll build on top of what we have learned and add a few more diving steps before we move onto a proper start off a diving block.  ...

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A Few Easy Steps To A Swimming Start (Learn The Basics Of A Proper Dive) - Swimming Advice

Learning to swim with the correct technique can be quite challenging during the first attempts, however, do not get yourselves discouraged. Many have learned to swim before you and many will follow. In fact, what seems like an impossible task to master is, with a little patience and perseveran...

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Legs Of Steel (Keep Your Legs From Sinking During Freestyle Or While Floating) - Swimming Advice

This is an additional post on proper head position while swimming freestyle. I know you might be tired of hearing the words "put your head down" while you swim, however, believe me, if I tell you, this is the building block of your swimming. Without the proper head position, your stroke wi...

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

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...

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