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9 Insights on Swimming and CrossFit by Hannah Caldas

Hannah Caldas is an international level swimmer with an impressive array of accolades, as well as being a competitive CrossFitter. Here are nine of Hannah's articles using her combined experience.

Dangers of Open Water Swimming: Sun and Salt

The sun and the salt are staples of open water swimming, but they both also present dangers. Luckily these dangers are both easily prevented and treated. Read on to save yourself some discomfort.

Dangers of Open Water Swimming: Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

If you practice open water swimming, you should know the dangers involved. This includes the occurrence of hypothermia or hyperthermia. Learn how to recognize and treat these deadly situations.

Swimming with Cystic Fibrosis

Being 29 and having cystic fibrosis is a feat in and of itself, but Jamina Winston is also a swimmer. Living with CF, diabetes, and hospitalization doesn't stop her from doing what she loves.

An Inside Look at a Swimmer's Gear Bag

People ask me frequently what's in my mysterious mesh bag - the one full of my swim gear. Today I'm going to open it up for you and let you know what gear I use on a daily basis.

Swimming Sprints Does Not Translate

Swimming is unique compared to other cardio sports like running and cycling. Researchers looked at how sprints impacted swimmers and their performance times, compared to other sports.

Swimming with Fins: Training Aid or Cheating Aid?

Maybe you've seen people at the pool swimming with fins and thought they were cheating. Maybe they are! But fins come in all types and can be great training aids. Let's look through the models.

Swimming Goggles: Why You Need Them, How to Shop For Them

For a lot of beginners picking out the right pair of goggles can be daunting - which model, which features, and how to fit them all seems confusing. Here are my tips for finding the perfect pair.

The Swim Start: How to Create Explosiveness Off the Blocks

Getting a good start can make all the difference, especially in swimming where you have to break into the water, and especially in a sprint. Here are exercises you can do to improve your start.

Rehab Your Back Injury With Swimming, Not Surgery

When I was faced with back surgery, I used swimming instead to rehabilitate myself. I made a full recovery and research shows swimming is a great tool for back/spine injury rehab.

Taking Swimming to the Outback

Rachael Verdel saw a community in need in the Northern Territory of Australia. She decided to use swimming to empower the Aboriginal people, and especially their women and children.

Swim Like a SEAL: How to Do the Combat Side Stroke

Navy SEALs are powerful swimmers and masters of the combat side stroke. Maybe you want to become a SEAL or just be like one. Here are the details on how to perfect this useful, efficient stroke.

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