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Open Water Safety

Swimming in open water is very different than swimming in a pool. Open water environments like lakes and oceans do not have lane ropes, a flat bottom and walls to latch onto. Because of its unique setting, swimmers must be aware of open water swimming safety. By following a few tips and techniques, swimmers […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Learn To Swim, Water Safety|Comments Off on Open Water Safety|

Calories Burned Swimming Calculator

Swimming is an aerobic exercise that works large muscles groups without putting a lot of stress on your body. You can use a swimming calculator to estimate how many calories you have burned after each work out. To lose one pound, you need to burn 3500 calories. The amount of calories burned depends on […]

By |December 6th, 2011|Swim Workouts, Tips & Training|Comments Off on Calories Burned Swimming Calculator|

Swimming For The Disabled

With the right equipment and a few accommodations, swimming can be enjoyed by people with disabilities. People with disabilities need to find a coach trained in teaching disabled people how to swim. One-on-one instruction is vital in teaching swimming to people with disabilities because instructors need to manipulate a swimmer’s limbs, guide a swimmer […]

By |December 5th, 2011|Swim Workouts, Tips & Training|Comments Off on Swimming For The Disabled|

Levels Of Swimming

There are different levels of swimming. These levels are divided by age and skill. Age group swimming, senior, and elite are the common levels of swimming.
Age Group Swimming
Young swimmers who are interested in competing get their start by joining a neighborhood swim team, local recreational team, school team, or a USA Swimming club team. […]

By |December 4th, 2011|Competitive Swimming, Swim Team|Comments Off on Levels Of Swimming|

Synchronized Swimming

Synchronized swimming is a graceful aquatic sport that combines swimming, gymnastics, and dance. The sport is a synchronized choreographed routine set to music. Synchronized swimmers have to be very strong. Swimmers are not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool, so all the power for the lifts must come from the legs. Breath […]

By |December 2nd, 2011|Competitive Swimming, Swim Team|Comments Off on Synchronized Swimming|

Water Polo

Water polo is a team aquatic sport and is played in the Olympics. Each team has seven players. Three players are defenders, three are forwards, and one is the goalie. Each team can have six other players for substitution purposes. Players tread water and swim during the game. To win, teams must score the […]

By |December 1st, 2011|Competitive Swimming, Swim Team|Comments Off on Water Polo|

Doping – Suffer The Consequences If You’re Caught

Swimmers who are caught doping may face serious consequences. To make all competitions fair, FINA has established anti-doping rules. FINA has the goal of keeping aquatic sports “pure.” Healthy athletes compete against other healthy athletes. In order to participate in FINA-approved events, all competitors must follow the anti-doping rules, including being available for testing.

Countries that […]

By |November 30th, 2011|Competitive Swimming|Comments Off on Doping – Suffer The Consequences If You’re Caught|

Olympic Swimmer

To represent your country as and Olympic swimmer at the Olympic Games is a tremendous honor. How does an athlete become an Olympian? Many athletes begin training when they are children, but some do not start until high school or college. The road to the Olympics is difficult for any athlete, but the rewards are […]

By |November 29th, 2011|Competitive Swimming, Swim Team|Comments Off on Olympic Swimmer|

Breathing Techniques For Swimming

Learning the proper breathing techniques for swimming is an essential part of the sport. Breathing properly as you swim is vital to provide oxygen to your muscles so you can avoid fatigue and keep swimming longer. Here are a few tips to help you breathe correctly as you swim.

Focus on Exhalation: When you hold […]

By |November 28th, 2011|Swim Workouts, Tips & Training|Comments Off on Breathing Techniques For Swimming|

Swimming Junior Nationals

For swimmers 18 years old and under, the United States has a National Junior Team that competes nationally and internationally. The qualifying criteria are similar to the National Team. Swimmers must be members of USA Swimming in good standing, be a citizen of the United States, must not violate any rules or regulations, including […]

By |November 27th, 2011|Competitive Swimming, Swim Team|Comments Off on Swimming Junior Nationals|
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