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A Surprising Result Of Swimming Flaws Analysis - Swimming Advice

One of the basic skills of any beginner student of any activity is the ability to recognize if something is not done the right way. Be it the ability to notice spelling mistakes in written texts (I am sure there many in my posts :)), the know-how to acknowledge that a ski jumper’s form during the...

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How To Swim Slower And Improve Your Freestyle - Swimming Advice

Many of us are caught up in our fast-paced society often forgetting to just stop and think. This causes us to do things over and over without realizing that there might be a smarter way to help us go forward. As a swim coach or a swimmer, you should always be trying to adjust your ways and exp...

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Palm Paddle Review - The World's Smallest Hand Paddle - Swimming Advice

This post is long overdue, but finally, I kicked myself to introduce you to the wonderful world of the Palm Paddle. I am not kidding when I say it is the world's smallest hand paddle. At first sight, the paddles are so tiny and cute that you just want to cuddle them in your palm :). Do not...

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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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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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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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Get Speedo's Fastskin3 For Free (Swim Smarter, Not More Expensive) - Swimming Advice

That got your attention, didn't it? Well, now that you are here, let me reveal the well-guarded secret of how you can get your own Fastskin3 from Speedo totally free. What is Fastskin3? It is a piece of supposedly revolutionary swimming equipment composed of three swim products: swimming cap,...

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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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Learn The Flutter Kick By Doing it Wrong (Freestyle Swim Kick Explained) - Swimming Advice

A proper flutter kick is one of the most important keys to an efficient, fast and enjoyable freestyle swimming experience; however, it is also one of the hardest parts of the freestyle stroke to learn. I’ve taught countless individuals with varying skill levels and everyone is different in the wa...

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