Olympic Pools

Modern Olympic swimming competitions are held indoors in Olympic pools. To make races consistent and fair from one Olympics to the next, FINA has established a standard size for the pool.

The required dimensions for an Olympic-sized pool are:

Length: 50 meters or 164 feet
Width: 25 meters or 82 feet
Number of lanes: 10
Lane width: 2.5 meters […]

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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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Diving

Diving is an internationally-recognized sport and is defined as the action of jumping into water, often while performing acrobatic moves, and combines a variety of skills like flexibility and acrobatics. Whether as a recreational activity or competing in the Olympics, divers must be aware of their surroundings, especially the depth of the water. Most […]

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Triathlon Gear

You have decided to compete in a triathlon. The swim/bike/run event is a challenging race, and many see completing a triathlon as proof of their athletic strength. To have a successful triathlon, you need the proper gear for all three legs of the race.

The swim always takes place in open water. Swimmers must wear […]

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Cold Water Swimming Gear

Although cold water swimming has health benefits, swimming in cold water can be dangerous. If you swim too long in cold water, you risk frostbite, fatigue, and hypothermia. The proper gear will give you protection so you can swim for an extended period of time. The following cold water swimming gear is recommended for […]

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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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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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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 – […]

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