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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dryland Workouts For Swimmers

To enhance your swimming performance, many experts recommend trying some dryland workouts for swimmers. A dryland workout is any exercise that is performed outside the water like weight training and running. Swimming uses almost all of your muscles, so developing muscle strength and cardiovascular health will make you a stronger swimmer.

Before you begin any […]

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Swimming Stretches

Stretching your muscles (not joints or ligaments) before and after a swim or any workout should be a part of your routine. Swimming stretches benefit your body because your flexibility increases, your joints have a wider range of motion, and your circulation improves. The most important benefit of stretching is injury prevention. Cold, stiff […]

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How Fin Swimming Can Work For You

If you or your swim coach are looking to improve your swims, consider adding fin swimming to your routine. Swim fins are made of rubber or plastic and are worn on the feet. Fins or flippers help swimmers and scuba divers move through the water. For swimmers, fins can be a very effective training […]

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Cold Water Swimming

Cold water swimming can be unpleasant, energy draining and dangerous. Why do people choose to swim in cold water? Many people swim in cold water because of the health benefits. Cold water makes the body think it’s under attack so your body makes more blood cells, boosting your immune system. Endorphins are produced and […]

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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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Popular Swimming Workouts

Swimming is an excellent whole-body workout. There are many health benefits of swimming you can take advantage of by partaking in this sport. Did you know there are other activities besides laps you can do in the pool? Here are five of the most popular aquatic exercises:

Intervals: More intense than laps, intervals are alternating […]

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