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What equipment do I need for swimming?


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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10 Swimming Tips for Beginners

Whether swimming is your new passion or a necessity for your triathlon addiction,  here are 10 tips that will help you when training and racing in the water. Article taken from 1. Keep Your Goggles On Learn to keep your goggles over your eyes for at least an hour without removing. A swimming workout often includes a warm-up, a main set, then kick or pull and finishing with a warm-down. After each set, they tend to put their goggles on their forehead and reset their goggles on the next set. A long-distance … Read More

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Learn all the swimming strokes


  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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David Walliams relieved after 140-mile Thames charity swim


Article taken from BBC News David Walliams said he felt relieved after completing a 140-mile swim along the length of the River Thames. He reached Westminster Bridge eight days after starting near the river’s source, during which he battled illness and rescued a dog. By the time he finished Walliams had raised more than £1m for the Big Splash Challenge for Sport Relief. After his swim, Walliams told the BBC: “A bath is the only water I want to see for quite a while.” The comedian had already completed swims … Read More