Open Water Safety

  • April 8th, 2014

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 […]

Calories Burned Swimming Calculator

  • December 6th, 2011

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 […]

Swimming For The Disabled

  • December 5th, 2011

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 […]

Levels Of Swimming

  • December 4th, 2011

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 […]

Synchronized Swimming

  • December 2nd, 2011

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 […]

Water Polo

  • December 1st, 2011

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 […]

Doping – Suffer The Consequences If You’re Caught

  • November 30th, 2011

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. […]

Olympic Swimmer

  • November 29th, 2011

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 […]

Breathing Techniques For Swimming

  • November 28th, 2011

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 Junior Nationals

  • November 27th, 2011

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 […]

Swimming Technique

  • November 26th, 2011

Taking the time to learn proper swimming technique is essential to your health and will aid you in getting good results during competitions.

There are four main reasons to learn proper swimming techniques:

Avoid Disqualification: USA […]

International Swimming Competitions

  • November 25th, 2011

In addition to the Summer Olympic Games, there are other international competitions for swimmers. Some of the major international swimming competitions are:

Pan American Games – Held every four years before the Summer Olympic Games, the […]