Swimming

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.

Why Swimming Is the Best Exercise For Pregnant Women

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.

I'm a Triathlete, I Don't Kick When I Swim

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.

Swimming May Be the Best Method of Recovery for All Athletes

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.

4 Common Swimming Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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.

Swimming and the CrossFit Games: Why Is It Everyone's Weak Link?

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?

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