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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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Dry Case Review: Mobile Swimming Tips At The Pool (Underwater Angry Birds) - Swimming Advice

Final rating: 4/5 Whether we like it or not, we live in a fast-paced modern technology world where what happened 5 minutes ago is old news. It is extremely hard to keep up with new information and even harder to distinguish between good and bad information. Since everybody and their grand...

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Breaststroker's Knee: 3 Tips to Avoid It - Swimming Advice

Do you swim breaststroke every time you have a swim workout? If you do, perhaps it is time to start learning other strokes and give your knees a bit of a rest. I know quite a few competitive breaststroke swimmers who did not train properly during their younger years and now suffer from knee...

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Swimming And Medical Infections (Dangers Of Dirty Water) - Swimming Advice

Let's step away from swimming strokes, discussions of equipment and other learn to swim related material for a moment and look at the scarier side of swimming. Not many of us realize this, but apart from drowning, it is possible to catch a disease or infection from your local swimming hole. And...

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Learn To Swim Without Water With HYBAC - Swimming Advice

This is quite amazing. Learning to swim without water? Wow, I did not think I'd live to see the day. Russian scientists from the Vladivostok's Institute for Marine Research came up with a groundbreaking invention called the HYBAC ("Hydrobaric chamber"). HYBAC is a machine that mimics the...

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What Hand Paddles Should I Use? - Swimming Advice

Let me stop you right there, I implore you to ask a much better question: What Do I Need Paddles For? If your answer to this question is "I don't know, everyone else is using them" or "I feel more powerful with paddles" or "I swim faster with paddles" or something along those lines, then chan...

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Swimming, Bilingualism and Perfect Stroke - Swimming Advice

Globalization of our world is increasingly becoming the standard, so there is no wonder that efforts to raise bilingual children are nowadays close to being a norm (or they should be). Did you know though that learning a second language as a child gives you an unprecedented advantage over the res...

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The Most Useful Drill for Each Stroke - Swimming Advice

Being a beginner swimmer is definitely not easy. Where do I start? How do I do it? It seems much harder than it looks. How come? These are just a few questions I get asked all the time. As I discussed on many occasions, swimming is not as simple sport as it may seem. Sure, what is there...

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Breaststroke Like An Inch Worm - Swimming Advice

Swim breaststroke like an inchworm?  Yes, however, not in the sense of up and down movement, think more in terms of the horizontal plane:).  Breaststroke is probably the easiest stroke to swim, however, the toughest along with butterfly to learn to swim correctly.  If you look around your lo...

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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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How To Breathe With Swimmer's Snorkel (Front/Center Mount Snorkel)? - Swimming Advice

Since I am on the topic of breathing while swimming, let me explain, what seems like an obvious procedure, how to breathe through the swimmer's snorkel. Before we get to that, perhaps a bit of an introduction of what the swimmer's snorkel is and how it can help you improve your swimming techniq...

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Top 7 Swimming Gift Ideas This Christmas (Gifts From Swimmers For Swimmers) - Swimming Advice

If you are still on a hunt for the one perfect Christmas swimming gift for your loved ones or even for yourself, don't look any further. Let me highlight a few swim items which I think would make a perfect gift for a swimmer. Firstly, I apologize to those swimmers who do not celebrate Christmas,...

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