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Last Minute Gift Ideas For Swimmers And Triathletes - Swimming Advice

With the busy schedule we all have, I often find myself not having much time to do an extensive research online to buy a thoughtful present, so I look for pre-compiled lists to give me an idea of what to give to the person in question. I know, I know, no excuses. I should do better, but procrasti...

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11 Ways To Enjoy Swimming In A Crowded Lane - Swimming Advice

It is one of those days. The swimming lane I am about to plunge into is overcrowded and even though it is marked with the clearly distinctive letters "FAST SWIMMERS", the lane is plagued with leisurely swimming head up breaststrokers and wannabe swimmers standing by the wall and discussing the lat...

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Aquaviz Review: The Swiss Army Knife Among Swimming Prescription Masks - Swimming Advice

Final rating: 5/5 I’ve grown up as a full-blown chlorinated pool swimmer with lifelong search for the perfect fitting goggles. I swear, I must have tried like 50 different types and always found them inadequate. Either they leaked or the suction was too much on the eyes until I found the...

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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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What Hand Paddles Should I Use? - Swimming Advice

Let me stop you right there, I implore you to ask a much better question: What Do I Need Paddles For? If your answer to this question is "I don't know, everyone else is using them" or "I feel more powerful with paddles" or "I swim faster with paddles" or something along those lines, then chan...

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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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How To Start With Open Water Swimming (Tips On How To Transition From The Pool To Open Water With Ease) - Swimming Advice

Open water swimming is supposedly one of the fastest-growing sports around the globe. I am not sure where I heard this statement, but I do think it is probably true. It seems that more and more folks go out there and explore the wild water and its health benefits. The fact is that open water...

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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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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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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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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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