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Triathletes - You Are Doing It Wrong - Learn To See Swimming In A Different Light (Drills, Drills, Drills) - Swimming Advice

Stereotypically, I find triathletes to be very self-motivated athletes always pushing their limits in whatever they do. And rightly so. In order to achieve a competitive level in all the three sports combined, triathletes have to manage their workout regimes very tightly, so they have time to...

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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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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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shinfin(TM) Leg Fins Review: No More Sinking Legs During Your Swim. (Fins For Your Legs, Freedom For Your Feet) - Swimming Advice

Final rating: 4.5/5 I have already discussed proper body position while swimming freestyle and the drag forces that act upon your body on numerous occasions on this blog. However, the reality of it is that it is very easy to say, "swim relaxed with good body position", but a bit more diffi...

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Getting Water In The Nose While Swimming (How To Plug Your Nose, So You Do Not Choke On Water?) - part 1 - Swimming Advice

The efficient movement of our bodies in the water while swimming, does not come naturally to the majority of our water filled planet's population. Putting our faces in the water and having fun around and in our local pools, lakes, oceans, seas or rivers is, however, as common as your favorite brea...

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Antipaddle Review: Are We Born With Feeling For Water Or Is It Learned? (Gain Better Catch In Just A Few Workouts) - Swimming Advice

Final rating: 4.75/5 If you have taken a few swim lessons or you have been around swimming for a while, you have probably heard the term "feeling for water". Many swimmers and instructors put emphasis on gaining feeling for water, but when it comes to explaining what it is and how it feels...

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Your Body As A Tree Log (Correct Head Position During Swimming) - Swimming Advice

If you have gotten this far, you have seen the light and are serious about improving your swimming, so let's get started. There are many schools of thought regarding teaching swimming, some rely on repetitive swimming a lot of kilometers or miles to improve, some swear against it and focus only...

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How To Swim Faster Easier? (Learning To Streamline Your Body) - Swimming Advice

The simple answer is "by learn to swim slow with a correct technique". This, in turn, reduces your body's drag and increases your propulsion force. Swimming slower rather than faster is a bit against common sense, however, it is the way to go trust me. It is actually the hardest thing you w...

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Swim Products That Will Make You A Better Swimmer - Swimming Advice

Today, I have three pieces of swim equipment that I promise will help you improve your technique. You can achieve the elusive smooth stroke we all long for, however, sometimes you just need a little bit of help along the way. I find these swim products quite helpful, so wanted to share them wit...

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This drill is the foundation of a successful swimming stroke. If you do not spend enough time on this step or if you skip it entirely, you will regret it later on as you will struggle to improve. Got your attention? Yes? Very good. To reiterate, a proper body balance is one of the key aspect...

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