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What Is Bilateral Breathing? (Does Bilateral Breathing Mean Breathing Bilaterally?) - Swimming Advice

There is a fundamental difference between actually performing bilateral breathing and the ability to perform bilateral breathing in freestyle. Many beginner swimmers get confused with the terms they read on miscellaneous swimming blogs, triathlon forums, and learn to swim sites. You will often...

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Swim Smooth DVD Review: Clean Up Your Stroke (Practicing One Thing At A Time) - Swimming Advice

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...

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Zoomers Gold Review: Improve Your Freestyle Kick In A Soft Rubber Comfort! - Swimming Advice

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...

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Swimming With Little Britain (David Walliams vs. Thames Swim Marathon) - Swimming Advice

I love the Little Britain comedy show and the humor the main comedians, David Walliams and Matt Lucas, bring us in their other sketch comedy endeavors. You don't see very many celebrities joining the swimming crowd and therefore, I was quite excited when I saw that David Walliams is putting on...

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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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Core Workout At Home (Top Vacuuming Tip To Keep You Fit) - Swimming Advice

If you are anything like the majority of our population, you do not necessarily love doing housework. It is just a necessary evil that has to be done. What I am talking about are the mundane tasks that we need to do on a regular basis such as vacuuming, wiping floors, washing dishes, dusting etc....

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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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How To Keep Water Out Of My Nose (The Human Nose Clip) - part 2 - Swimming Advice

I already showed you, in my previous article, how to prevent water getting up your nose while going underwater, floating or swimming on your stomach. This is, however, just one part of the nose plugging story. If you do not know the rest of it, I am afraid that for some swim positions, nose...

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How To Enjoy A Workout In Public Transportation (Gain More Time To Swim?) - Swimming Advice

Always on a run, the never-ending feeling of forgetting something important, not having enough time to do everything planned, feeling guilty for not spending enough time with your family and friends or struggling with squeezing in your beloved swimming workout. Does that pretty much sum up your...

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How To Achieve Total Body Awareness In Swimming (Do You Know What Your Body Does In The Water?) - Swimming Advice

I don’t have to tell you that swimming is a wonderful sport with countless benefits, but many people, unfortunately, struggle to realize their full swimming skill potential sufficiently to enjoy those benefits. It might sometimes seem there is an impenetrable wall that you cannot get through to...

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Do You Know How To Swim Breaststroke? (Top 5 Most Common Breaststroke Mistakes) - Swimming Advice

Knock knock. Who is there? Head hovering right above the water, perhaps even with regular rimmed glasses on and dry hair, arms slowly pushing the water to the sides with a rhythmic, lazy, and very wide breaststroke-like kick in a weird angle to the bottom of the pool. I am sure you know who...

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The Ultimate Match Up - Michael Phelps Vs. Mark Spitz (How Has The Butterfly Stroke Changed Over The Years?) - Swimming Advice

There is no doubt about the greatness of Mark Spitz in his time and Michael Phelps’ recent ongoing dominance on the swimming scene. Both Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps are multiple Olympic champions with many world records under their belts. Every competitive swimmer knows their name and drea...

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