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Posts tagged with "Open water swimming"

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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12 Beautiful Beaches You'd Give Your Left Arm to Visit

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Don’t finalize that bucket list until you’ve considered these twelve glorious beaches. Trust us. They’re worth your time.   Angaga Island Beach, Maldives As one of the most well known island destinations on the planet, the beaches along Maldives look like they were plucked right out of a dream. You’re sure to love this beach’s [...]

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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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16 Thoughts Every Swimmer Can Relate To

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Aside from the chlorine-chapped skin, the crunchy hair, the uphill battle for hairless skin, the ungodly early mornings, the- where was I going with this? Oh right, besides all that, swimming is a magnificent sport. Though most swimmers will admit that training is often unpleasant, if you knock our beloved sport, we’ll defend it with [...]

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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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The 5 Most Comfortable Swim Goggles on the Market

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When it comes to goggles, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort for performance – especially when there are plenty of comfortable swim goggles to choose from. Based on our own swimming experience, exhaustive product testing, and over 20 years of customer feedback, we’ve narrowed it down to this list of the top 5 most comfortable [...]

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Winter Swimming: 5 Steps to Conquering Cold Water

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Swimming in cold water provides a multitude of benefits for the body and your health, in general. It gets the blood pumping, boosts the immune system, and leaves your muscles feeling refreshed and uninflamed. If you’re interested in cold water swimming this winter, peruse the tips below and keep them in mind as you take [...]

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Mental Training for Athletes

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High-level, endurance athletes know that mental training is just as important as physical training. Mental toughness is a cornerstone to any successful long-distance swim. But it’s equally as important to implement during daily training. If you’ve been feeling mentally weak lately, check out these 6 tips to train your brain for race day. 1. Visualize [...]

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The 20 Best Open Water Swims. Ever.

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Ready for a new long-distance challenge? You’ve got to check out our ultimate marathon event list (and add a few to your bucket list). In no particular order, here’s a round-up of the top 20 open water swims and annual events that we think are worth a go! 1. Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim, Turkey The 6.5 [...]

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Cold Water Swimming: How to Acclimate

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Whether you are swimming in warm water, cold water, currents, chop, or surf, you must incorporate these elements into your training (rather than just showing up to your race or event unprepared!). Cold Water Swimming Temperature can be a decisive factor in choosing whether to swim or not to swim. The majority of swimmers train [...]

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