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Swimming Help For Level 2 - Beginner

When you become more comfortable in the water, it is time to start working on your stroke and learn how to best utilize certain swim equipment such as the swimmer's snorkel. The "Level 2 - Beginner" swim tips will help you understand for example: how your body should move in the water, what pitfalls to look out for, or what makes you swim faster. Start reading and watching then take your newly acquired swimming knowledge with you to the pool.
Breaststroke Lesson - How To Use Your Arms? - Swimming Advice

It has been another long period of not posting, so I will try to redeem myself. :). This post will focus on how to use your arms in breaststroke. There are also a couple of videos that will demonstrate some of the info I am about to give you. If you are more interested in how to use breast...

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How Not To Swim Freestyle (Top 4 Freestyle Stroke Mistakes) - Swimming Advice

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...

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

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...

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Backstroke Magic (How To Properly Swim Backstroke?) - Swimming Advice

Most swimmers view backstroke as one of the most beautiful strokes out there. When swam correctly, the swimmer appears as if gliding on top of the water with rotating arms in a smooth motion. Let's have a look at how it is done. There are several aspects that you need to focus on head pos...

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How To Learn A Freestyle Flip Turn - Part 2 - Swimming Advice

Alright, let's bring the flip to the wall. Now that you know how to do a flip from a glide, you can easily do a similar feat by the wall. Step back about 2-3 meters from the wall. Push off the bottom into a glide, however, this time you will have one arm by your side and one arm in front...

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How To Learn A Freestyle Flip Turn - Part 1 - Swimming Advice

Most beginner swimmers find it quite challenging to perform a flip turn at each side of the pool. If this is you, just stay with me for a bit and in the next few posts, I'll get you flipping in no time. However, you have to promise to practice, practice, practice, otherwise, you are just wastin...

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Dryland Exercises For Swimmers (Swimming Related Gym Program) - Swimming Advice

As many of you might already know, dryland work is almost as important as the time spent in the water. Many coaches and swimmers try to hammer thousands of miles (kilometers) during practices focusing little or not at all on strengthening the body outside the pool. Such practices lead to swimm...

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How Will Dead Man's Float Make You A Faster Swimmer - Swimming Advice

Not Only For Beginners Now that you have had some time to practice getting used to the water doing bops blowing bubbles putting your face in the water holding breath and relaxing It is time we start focusing on floating in a proper body position. However, don't neglect the other exe...

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7 Simple Tips On How To Improve in Swimming - Swimming Advice

Drills, drills, drills and the elusive pursuit of a perfect stroke. It is not easy to maintain a beautiful, efficient stroke at high speeds and that is when technique drills come into play. The hardest part about having the perfect stroke is the ability to change, modify and adjust your stroke...

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