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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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Legs Of Steel (Keep Your Legs From Sinking During Freestyle Or While Floating) - Swimming Advice

This is an additional post on proper head position while swimming freestyle. I know you might be tired of hearing the words "put your head down" while you swim, however, believe me, if I tell you, this is the building block of your swimming. Without the proper head position, your stroke wi...

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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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What's Your Swim Type? (Custom Tailored Swim Classes) - Swimming Advice

The guys over at SwimSmooth have done it again. After introducing us to the Wetronome (tech gadget to help you with your stroke rate)and Mr. Smooth (an application to show you how swimming is done from all angle at all speeds), SwimSmooth has now produced SwimTypes.com. SwimSmooth's swim...

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How To Learn Arm Movement During Freestyle Swimming? - Swimming Advice

Based on your comments from the blog and the poll, it looks like you are requesting some information and guidance on how to move your arms during the freestyle stroke. So, here we go. Freestyle is what you would call an asymmetric swimming style. Well, asymmetric is a strong word, but almost....

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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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Early Vertical Forearm Explained (Learn To Catch Water In Your Freestyle Stroke With High Elbow) - Swimming Advice

It looks like that the most requested topic in the last poll on the Swimator blog is about freestyle. Well, let me talk to you about how to get the most power out of your stroke. After you learn how to properly hold your body in the water and relax you can move on to starting to use your a...

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Swimming - The Master of All Exercises (Calories vs. Muscles vs. Joints) - Swimming Advice

Swimming, as we have always been told, is called the ultimate, all-around exercise activity. It is said that swimming works all of the body's major muscle groups, has little impact on your joints and can burn as many calories as going for a run. I do not need to talk about the fact that...

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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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Alexander Popov (The Ultimate Sprinting Machine) - Swimming Advice

No Comment. Just watch and learn from one of the best swimmers of all time. The Russian rocket - Alexander Popov. The ultimate sprinting machine from Russia. He used to have one of the most beautiful and most efficient strokes out there. His coach Gennadi Touretski, currently living an...

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How Not To Swim Freestyle (Top 4 Freestyle Stroke Mistakes) - Swimming Advice

Let's check out how the freestyle stroke is NOT supposed to be done, for a change. In this post, I will examine a short video where you will see a front view of a freestyle swimmer who is swimming against the current in a small swim flume (endless pool). These endless swimming pools are quite ni...

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