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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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The Basics: Teaching Kids to Swim

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Though teaching your child to swim may appear to be a daunting task, there are really only 3 steps that you both must master to get a head start on swimming. Once your child learns how to float, control his/her breath, and propel forward, they’ll be well on their way to safe swimming. Take some [...]

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5 Tools to Build Water Confidence in Kids

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While some kids take to water like fish, others are innately afraid and might need an extra “push” to build their water confidence. If your child or student could use more assurance in the pool, check out these 5 cheap and simple tools to get your kid loving every aspect of the water.   To [...]

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The Basics: How to Float in Water

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While floating is one of the easiest swimming skills to perform in theory, in reality, it can be quite a difficult skill for some swimmers to master. But with a little practice (and some pointers), there’s no reason that everyone can’t learn how to float in water.   Why Our Bodies Float Because we are [...]

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4 Freestyle Drills for a Winning Stroke

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Every swimmer knows that the key to a winning stroke is drag reduction. But this can be achieved through multiple channels. Here are four simple freestyle drills that you can easily incorporate into your current training routine. Each drill will isolate and bolster an essential component of the freestyle stroke to improve overall efficiency & [...]

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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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