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Posts tagged with "How to"

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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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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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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Swim Training Tips for Avoiding Burnout

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What is Training Burnout? Lack of concentration, the re-emergence of faulty mechanics, and loss of competitive spirit are all obvious warning signs of training burnout. Although triathletes and long-course swimmers are more likely to feel training fatigue at some point in their careers, burnout can happen to just about anyone. Recognizing the symptoms of overtraining [...]

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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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How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

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A Simple Guide to Carb Loading While carbohydrates are a primary fuel source for a training body, many swimmers consume far too many carbs than necessary. If you find yourself asking, “How many carbs should I eat to stay energized?”, check out the simple guide below. After all, sound eating habits lead to fruitful training [...]

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7 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes to Free Up Your Nights

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I am in love. And my husband is totally OK with it. My crock pot is my best friend and secret weapon, especially as my training hours increase to double daily sessions on top of working full time. My trusty slow cooker ensures that a hot meal is waiting for me after a weary session [...]

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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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