Professional Swimming

Do you excel at swimming? Think you’re good enough to become a professional swimmer? If you do there are some things to think about. First and foremost, becoming a professional swimmer takes a lot of dedication and work so it is best if you start young. Secondly, there are two types of “professional swimmers” […]

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Open Water Swimming Tips

When humans first started swimming, we swam the open waters—oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers. The modern age brought us pools, but many still enjoy open water swimming. Many like the change of scenery and the feeling of swimming in a straight line for long periods of time. Whether for pleasure or competition, swimmers need […]

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Common Swimming Injuries

Although swimming is a low-impact activity, injuries still can occur. Any activity places strain on muscles and joints, and overuse and overexertion can lead to injuries. The following are the most common injured areas of the body caused by swimming:

Eyes: Whether you swim in a pool or in open water, your eyes are vulnerable […]

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Swim Camps

Many swim clubs and organizations offer swimming camps over summer vacation. These swimming summer camps can be a great way for students of all stripes to build a strong foundation for the sport. No matter what your goal as a swimmer, there are swim camps available for you. What do you need to know […]

By |October 28th, 2011|Learn To Swim, Swim Camp|Comments Off on Swim Camps|

Choosing The Right Swimsuit

The most vital piece of swim gear is the swimsuit. Swimsuits provide protection and warmth, and come in many different styles. The style of swimsuit you need depends on your personal preferences, but when choosing a swimsuit, you should focus on fabric, fit and function.

Most swimsuits are made of a nylon/lycra blend. Nylon/lycra suits […]

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Choosing The Right Swim Cap

Before you start swimming, you need to make sure you have the correct swimming gear. Swim caps may not seem necessary at first, but many swimming facilities require swimmers to wear a cap in order to keep hair out of the filters. Other benefits of swim caps include keeping your hair dry, protecting your […]

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Choosing The Right Swim Goggles

Before you start swimming, you need to make sure you have the correct gear. Goggles are a necessary piece of swimming equipment to help you see underwater and to protect your eyes. Light waves refract differently in water than in air, making objects appear larger and distorting what you see. Wearing goggles creates a […]

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Kid Swim Lessons

If your child is ready, formal swimming lessons can begin at age four. By age four, many experts agree that a child is physically and mentally capable of learning at least three swimming stokes: the dog paddle, freestyle and backstroke. With patience and practice, you can teach your child how to swim.

If your child […]

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Adult Swimming Lessons

Most people who learn to swim do so as children. But what about those of us who never learned to swim? Can we still learn to swim? Of course we can! There are swimming lessons for adults specifically. These adult swim lessons may be a little different than the ones you see the kids […]

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Swimming Equipment – What Swim Gear Do You Need?

So you have decided to take a swim class. Now you have to get yourself, or your child, the proper swimming equipment but have no idea where to begin. Fret not! Here is a list of the most basic swimming equipment you might use, whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or just starting out.

Fins – […]

By |October 22nd, 2011|Swimming Equipment, Tips & Training|Comments Off on Swimming Equipment – What Swim Gear Do You Need?|
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