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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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TechPaddle Review: Forearm Braces For Better Propulsion (Early Vertical Forearm Trainer) - Swimming Advice

Final rating: 4.5/5   Getting more propulsion during a swim is a huge problem for many swimmers and even more advanced individuals shouldn't stop exploring their stroke for potential improvement in propulsion. You should never stop improving your stroke, no matter how good a swimmer you are. ...

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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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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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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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Safer Swimmer Float In-Depth Review: Swimming safe without hindering your performance - Swimming Advice

Final rating: 5/5 The sport of swimming has seen many innovations over the last few years, some of which we have covered here on the Swimator Blog. (new full-body suits, technique improvement related swimming equipment or new insights on how to swim faster). However, one aspect of swim...

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Should I Wear a Swim Cap? (How To Choose a Swim Cap?) - Swimming Advice

To answer the question if you should wear a swim cap, let's first think about why you are swimming and to what purpose would the cap be to you. So why do you swim? If you are out there stroking from one side of the pool to the other for fun or a wonderful exercise and you have short hair, buying...

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Wetronome - The Metronome For Swimmers - Swimming Advice

I have had a few swimmers comment on this blog about their stroke and the rhythm and as it happens I was able to get my hands on a new product called the  Wetronome. This little and simple device can help you with the rhythm, timing and the rate of your swimming stroke. As the name suggests,...

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Top 10 Things To Consider When Buying Swimming Goggles - Swimming Advice

Swimmers usually use three pieces of equipment: swimsuit, swim cap and swim goggles. So what is it that you need to know or explore when buying swim goggles, so you are satisfied with your purchase? Here are the top things to look for or think about before you make the deal: 1.) What are ...

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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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New LZR Racer Suit (Helping Flotation And Streamlining Your Body) - Swimming Advice

Well, I haven't really been posting in a while (my apologies) as I've been traveling around the world and still am for a few months, but this news I had to share with some folks or actually more get your input on what you think. Some of you have probably already read the articles or saw the resul...

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