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Posts tagged with "Learn to swim"

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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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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How to Flutter Kick: 4 Tips For Improved Efficiency

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How to Flutter Kick More Efficiently If you’re flutter kicking hard but feel like you’re going nowhere fast, you’ve got an inefficient kick on your hands. Freestyle and backstroke swimmers of all skill levels are hampered by inefficiencies from time to time. But learning how to flutter kick efficiently will save you energy and, more [...]

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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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7 Great Reasons To Start Swimming Now!

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Don’t wait until summer to start your swimming routine! Find a local indoor or heated pool and reap the benefits of swimming before the warm days roll around. Here are some of the top reasons to start swimming now. 1. Get Back into Swimsuit Shape! While it may still feel like winter in your neck [...]

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Benefits of Swimming All Four Strokes

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Wondering what the benefits of swimming may be? If you are a recreational swimmer, chances are that your ‘go to’ stroke is the Freestyle. Because it is one of the easiest and fastest strokes to learn, the front crawl is usually the universal stroke in the pool. But, you may not be aware of the [...]

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