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What equipment do I need for swimming?

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Swimsuit You’ll need a swimsuit unless you plan on skinny-dipping! Like many other things, technology has entered the swimsuit arena as well. Fabrics are designed for minimal resistance through the water, they tend to last a long time, and they resist fading even when used repeatedly in chlorinated pools. Of course, not all of us would be comfortable in the skimpy racing suits that you see Olympians wear, but the good news is that you can find more modest suits at sporting goods and department stores as well as … Read More


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Don’t let dry skin stop you Swimming!

Dry skin and pimples for swimmers a thing of the past! Actually discover how dry the skin can get right after a lengthy day in the pool? Nicely guess what? The extreme drying from the skin following a dip inside the pool truly functions to stop pimples! You’ll find several basic factors why swimming might be extremely helpful for your skin: The chlorine as well as other chemical substances within the drinking water act as antibacterial agents, killing all of the poor, acne-causing bacteria in your skin although concurrently drying out extra oils. … Read More


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Food for thought

A reader writes: I am always at a loss for what to eat before a big swimming event. I understand there should be no major changes in my diet for that day. Fruits and vegetables can be difficult to digest. Orange works for me. A salad or broccoli could be difficult to digest. Bananas can be OK but I’m not sure. Not sure about digesting grapes either. I stay away from spicy food. I cannot tolerate eggs on swim day. I like an energy bar during or before the … Read More


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Should You Swim With Hand Paddles?

Article taken from Active.com Swimming tools, or “toys” as they are known in the tri community, can be a valuable asset in a swimmer’s arsenal. By design, these toys help increase efficiency, create a more consistent feel for the water, help build better swim mechanics, and improve overall strength and technique. One of the most popular toys, however, is also one of the most misunderstood: Hand paddles. If used correctly, and over the right distance, hand paddles can create substantial improvement in power and feel. But (and there is … Read More


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Learn all the swimming strokes

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  When executing any swimming stroke, there are a number of basic principles to bear in mind that will make the stroke most effective. It is important that the torso and legs are kept as parallel as possible to the surface of the water. If they drop, drag against the water will increase and slow the swimmer down. The hands should be extended as far in front of the head as possible, thereby increasing the length and the speed of the stroke. When swimming front crawl, the time spent … Read More


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Swimming: The Ultimate Exercise

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Article taken from The Independent After an aerobic exercise that will give you an all-over body workout? Look no further than swimming. “If I’m having a fat-bum day, I work my legs in the water. Or if I feel my arms need work, I’ll focus on those,” says the international award-winning swimmer Karen Pickering. “You just don’t get that opportunity if you go for a run or go on a rowing machine.” Probably the biggest fans of swimming are GPs, not least because it strengthens the cardiovascular system, improves joint … Read More


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Swimming: A Fresh Perspective

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Article taken from The Leisure Review Spencer Moore of the ASA offers an insight into swimming from the perspective of the sport’s governing body and considers the potential impact of a co-ordinated management approach for pool providers. With the general population’s ever-increasing health awareness and need for effective, accessible and inexpensive exercise and fitness activities, swimming and associated aquatic activities continue to be a popular leisure pursuit. There is also mounting focus on the elite perspective of the sport with Olympic champions and 2012 hopefuls such as Tom Daley and … Read More