Swimming

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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a pregnant woman, what if you could relieve morning sickness and joint pain, and have a sense of well-being all because of one activity? Well, then it's time you try swimming.
If you read the title of the article and agreed, I regret to say you're absolutely wrong. It is crucial to kick smart if you are going to be efficient in your swims. Here's the why and how of kicking.
New research shows improved performance and recovery ability when using swimming as active recovery. It might be the best way to recovery for the majority of hard-training athletes, not just swimmers.
Feeling like your swimming isn't very efficient? Here are the four most common mistakes I see in beginner/intermediate swimmers, and what you need to practice to create better swimming habits.
4x CrossFit Games competitor Shana Alverson talks about the trauma of the swim component. How is it that swimming derails even the best of the best? And why is Shana calling herself out?
You want to swim faster, but your legs are too muscly and they weigh you down? Well, the REAL problem is in your head. No, you're not crazy, but your head position and technique may be.
As the Olympics approach let's look back at the evolution of swimming since the 1896 Games, and also what are the "must watch" events on the Olympic swimming event schedule.
As a CrossFitter and competitive swimmer, I have seen directly how CrossFit made me a better athlete and upped my swimming game. Here are my five favorite exercise to improve your swimming.
A lifelong swimmer, I had always competed in the pool until I was enticed to try open water swimming. Read on to hear my tale of the literal ups and downs of learning to swim the open water!
Can you imagine swimming 120 miles in 7 days? Grace van der Byl can. On June 25 she begins the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim. Find out who she is and how she trains and eats in preparation.