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Choosing The Right Goggles For You - Swimming Advice

Are there differences between swimming goggles which I should consider? What swimming goggles should I use for my first triathlon swim? I get asked these questions and many more over and over from the beginner swimmers I coach. And no wonder, with the plethora of different shapes, types, le...

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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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Prescription Swimming Goggles No More (Laser Eye Surgery for Swimmers Explained) - Swimming Advice

Squinting my eyes to see the pace clock's red hand to tell me when to start my next swim set. Worse yet, having to take off my darkly tinted goggles all the time to be able to see the clock is just plain annoying. All I want is to enjoy my swim workout without having to come out of the water w...

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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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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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How To Get A Swimming Scholarship In USA? (Higher Education And Top Swimming Combined) - Swimming Advice

Learning to swim at an early age can have many more advantages than just mastering necessary water survival skills. It could, for example, lead to a longer-term swimming career which will affect the swimmer's life even if he or she does not plan on it. Sure, not everyone will be in the Olympic...

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