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A Water Workout For Anyone (and Everyone!)

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Under the impression that swimming is only for swimmers? Think again. Swimming and water aerobics exercises are easily adaptable to anyone’s fitness level and workout style. Here are a few ideas to help you maintain your unique workout style, while diving head first into swimming. If You’re a Yoga or Pilates Junky Then you’ll absolutely [...]

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Sprint Triathlons: Getting Started in the Tri World

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There are some people who were put on this earth to swim, bike, and run for miles on end. And then there’s the other 99.9% of us. Let’s face it, full length triathlons may not be for everyone. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t shoot for a big goal like training and finishing (er, [...]

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Master the Flip Turn in 6 Steps

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Flips turns are absolutely essential for any freestyle or backstroke swimmer. In fact, nearly ever swimmer requires the use of a flip turn at some point in their swimming career. This quick and powerful turn allows you change direction without wasting precious seconds. Plus, if you’re a novice swimmer, the addition of a flip-turn makes [...]

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The Basics of Swimsuit Care

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Just as you maintain your body by toiling at the gym, brushing your teeth, and grooming your hair, it’s important to properly care for your activewear and swimsuits, especially if you intend to continue wearing them in the future. Caring for these delicate (and often pricey) clothes keeps them looking great and performing as expected [...]

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What is Interval Training?: A Swimmer’s Guide

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Interval training has been all the rage among athletes for the last few years and swimmers have not fallen immune. If we take a closer look at the trend, however, we will find that this "trend" is really nothing new, and that interval training has long been used by athletes as a way to build [...]

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What to Eat Before a Race

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Fried eggs, mayonnaise, cheese, French toast, pancakes. No, this isn’t the menu from an all-you-can-eat, Vegas-style buffet. It’s reportedly a sampling of decorated Olympian Michael Phelps’ breakfast from his highly publicized 12,000 calories-a-day training diet. But should you be eating similarly before your next race? Nutrition plays a vital role in any athlete’s performance, but [...]

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10 Amazing Pools You Need to Visit Before You Die

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Gold Energy Pool, St. Regis Lhasa, Tibet This tranquil, wading pool, which, yes, is gold-hued, is a great place for guests of the St. Regis to sit back and relax after a long day of trekking through the Tibetan wilderness. The Red Library Pool Koh Samui, Thailand If gold isn’t your color, then perhaps red [...]

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The Basics: Learn to Swim the Butterfly in 4 Steps

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Learning to fly may sound like a fool’s dream. But, folks who recognize the benefits of swimming the butterfly (lithe shoulders, 700 calories burned per hour, and a strong, flexible core) know that diversifying their workout will help to improve other strokes as well. Any swimmer with a little determination (and enough practice) can learn [...]

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Hair Care for Swimmers: Healthy Locks in 3 Simple Steps

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Despite the physical and mental benefits that swimming provides, a chlorinated pool also exposes you to the following horrors: green hair, split ends, dry and brittle locks, and broken strands. The chemicals and hard minerals found in pools cause healthy hair to quickly become damaged, while processed hair that’s been colored, straightened, or permed will [...]

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6 Pro Tips to Swim the Freestyle Faster

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The freestyle stroke is far and away the most common in both distance and sprint races. Check out our simple tips to improve your stroke and increase speed.   1. Start Strong When you push off the wall, make sure to keep your body in a tight streamline position. Keep your biceps tight to the [...]

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