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4 Lively Pool Games to Boost Kids’ Confidence

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Marco Who? It’s time to move on from over-done pool games and add some excitement to family pool time. These water games are not only ridiculously fun, but your child’s confidence in the water will soar. So suit up and get your game face on, because it’s time to really challenge your kids (and yourself!) [...]

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Your “Embarrassing” Swimming Questions Answered

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You might be too embarrassed to ask some of these questions in public. So, we’ve taken the liberty of answering some of the most common and most embarrassing swimming questions for you (and the thousands of other swimmers who have have the same troubles).   How can I prevent chafing? Chafing. Even the word itself [...]

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Improve Your Flutter Kick with 4 Expert Tips

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Fine tuning any portion of your freestyle stroke allows you to become a more efficient (and, let’s face it – faster) swimmer. This is especially true of your flutter kick. Learning to improve your flutter kick can help you maximize stroke speed, increase efficiency, and leave the competition in your wake. Here are some simple [...]

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How to Use a Pull Buoy: A Crash Course

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Avoiding the Pull Buoy Crutch Thanks to Fred Carbonaro’s invention of the pull buoy in the 1960′s, swimmers everywhere argue endlessly over the virtues and pitfalls of this funny little chunk of foam. The pull buoy is meant to prop up the legs for a pull-focused set as well as place the body into an [...]

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4 Secrets For a More Efficient Backstroke Kick

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Mastering the Backstroke Kick in 4 Simple Steps The backstroke flutter kick essentially mimics the freestyle flutter kick. And, although the similarities abound, the backstroke kick has a few distinct considerations to bear in mind. For a fast, efficient, and winning backstroke kick, check out these 4 elite-swimmer secrets. Six Beat Rhythm Just as in [...]

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Tips for Bilateral Breathing

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Bilateral breathing in freestyle, though sometimes challenging, is pivotal in determining your stroke’s efficiency. Without breathing to both sides, you could be left sore – or just be left behind. While bilateral breathing might not seem like a huge deal, it plays a significant role in reducing the incidence of swimmer’s shoulder. Plus, heavily-favoring one [...]

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Triathlon Swimming Tips

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Thanks to Ironman competitor and triathlete, Kelly Janowski, for her insights into the world of endurance athletes. Train for and master “the swim” with these endurance and triathlon swimming tips. “Swimming is a sport unlike any other and was difficult for me to tackle initially. I thought I had all the tools I needed when [...]

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Common Swimming Myths and Their (Sometimes Surprising!) Truths

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Chances are that you’ve heard at least a few of these commonly repeated swimming myths. Sometimes inaccurate ‘facts’ get tossed around so much that they are hardly ever disputed. But AquaGear® is here to clear the air on some of the most common swim myths. Take a look below and see if you’ve been misinformed [...]

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Freestyle Swimming Technique Tips

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As the most popular stroke in any pool, the freestyle is the fastest and simplest stroke to swim. But just because it’s easy to swim doesn’t mean that it’s a breeze to master. The freestyle takes time and patience to perfect. With swim season in full swing, now is the perfect time to improve and [...]

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Benefits of Swimming Lessons

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Learning to swim is an invaluable skill that all children should learn. Entering your child into a swim class will not only benefit him or her physically, but can also positively impact him or her psychologically. The benefits of swimming lessons are many and varied. Check out all the ways, besides learning the basics of [...]

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