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Aquaspotter Review: Swimming Safety In Open Water - Swimming Advice

Final rating: 5/5 Roaring speed boats, slowly churning fishing barges, a crazy youngster on jet skis, tourists in canoes and kayaks, all of these have one thing in common and it is called "danger to swimmers". When you do not have the luxury of swimming in open water without any boat traffic,...

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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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Chemicals And Pools - What You Need To Know (Far Beyond Chlorine) - Swimming Advice

Have you ever wondered what chemicals are in the pool you swim in? Do you have a pool of your own and are not sure what chemicals are important? With hundreds of people going through your local swimming pool like on a car assembly line and with your own pool probably being exposed to outside w...

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How To Choose Your Swimming Lessons? (Is There One Recipe For All?) - Swimming Advice

Choosing the right swimming lesson program is not as simple as signing up at your nearest swimming pool. Well, it could be, if you don't mind the potential of being disappointed. In order to get the most out of your swimming lessons experience, you should consider a few important aspects befor...

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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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Swim To Run, Run To Swim: If Navy Seals Can Do It, Why Not You? - Swimming Advice

In one of my previous posts, I discussed how adding another sport as an alternative to swimming is beneficial, not only for your health but also for improving your swimming. To make the point even stronger, listen to what Aaron has to say about the cross-training of running and swimming. Thi...

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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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