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8 Ways To Use Your Hand Paddles - Swimming Advice

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...

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In the individual medley races, there are a lot of transitions between strokes: fly to back, back to breast, breast to free where each swimmer could either gain or lose time on the opponents. Usually, the most complex turn is the one from backstroke to breaststroke. In the history of swimming,...

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Learn To Swim Freestyle Backward - Swimming Advice

There is no doubt in my mind that anyone can learn how to swim and anyone can swim with ease if the right approach to learning is taken. In order to convey a certain feeling or a message to the swimmers and to keep swim workouts interesting, every coach should once in a while think outside the bo...

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

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...

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Want To Swim Smooth? Check Out Mr. Smooth - The Perfect Swimming Mentor - Swimming Advice

Have you ever thought to yourself I can't seem to grasp the way my arm should move under water when I swim how should my legs move when I swim freestyle I wish there was a way to see someone swim slow motion I'd like to see how it looks from a different angle in order to understand. We...

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Wetronome - The Metronome For Swimmers - Swimming Advice

I have had a few swimmers comment on this blog about their stroke and the rhythm and as it happens I was able to get my hands on a new product called the  Wetronome. This little and simple device can help you with the rhythm, timing and the rate of your swimming stroke. As the name suggests,...

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Sprint Breaststroke Workout (How To Improve Your Breaststroke Kick) - Swimming Advice

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...

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Here are a few special tips and tricks if you are already a flip turn professional :) and you have mastered both phase 1 and phase 2 of the flip turn school. Let's focus on the glide into the turn first: When you start your glide, you should be slowly submerging yourself underwater, so yo...

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Breaststroke Pullout 101 (How Champions Do The Breaststroke Pullout) - Swimming Advice

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? ...

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How To Improve Your Kicking? (Fun Kicking Drills) - Swimming Advice

In this post, I will discuss a few tips and tricks on how to improve your kick or how to make kicking more fun. Why would I bother you may ask? Well, having both effective and efficient kick is a must-have if you are serious about improving your swimming speed. In fact, without a good kick,...

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