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Posts tagged with "Swim tips"

Sprint Triathlons: Getting Started in the Tri World

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There are some people who were put on this earth to swim, bike, and run for miles on end. And then there’s the other 99.9% of us. Let’s face it, full length triathlons may not be for everyone. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t shoot for a big goal like training and finishing (er, [...]

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Master the Flip Turn in 6 Steps

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Flips turns are absolutely essential for any freestyle or backstroke swimmer. In fact, nearly ever swimmer requires the use of a flip turn at some point in their swimming career. This quick and powerful turn allows you change direction without wasting precious seconds. Plus, if you’re a novice swimmer, the addition of a flip-turn makes [...]

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What is Interval Training?: A Swimmer’s Guide

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Interval training has been all the rage among athletes for the last few years and swimmers have not fallen immune. If we take a closer look at the trend, however, we will find that this "trend" is really nothing new, and that interval training has long been used by athletes as a way to build [...]

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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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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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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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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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