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How Does Swimming Change Your Body? The 7 Scientific Ways

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, all adults should participate in moderate-intensity aerobic activity for about 150 minutes weekly.  This includes activities like jogging, lifting weights, exercise classes, …
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58 Swimming Quotes from Pro Swimmers You Can Learn From

Swimming isn’t easy.  Maybe practice has been challenging. You are tired, stiff, and sore. The water is cold. You’re coming off a bad swim meet. You’ve plateaued in the water, …
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Swimming Warm-Up and Cool-Down: The Ultimate Guide

Warmup and cooldown are two essential components of a swimmer’s routine. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, incorporating a swimming warm-up and cool-down is critical for optimal performance, …
swimmer's body

The Swimmer’s Body: What It Is, Traits, and How to Get It

When you think of a swimmer’s body, you might imagine the tall, broad, and lean physique of a screaming Michael Phelps after the 4x100m freestyle relay as he claims his …
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How to Do an Open Turn: the Breaststroke and Butterfly Turn

No matter what kind of swimmer you are: competitive, masters, triathlete, or recreational… Knowing how to successfully complete an open turn is an important skill.  Whether you’re new to swimming …
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How to Perfect Your Swimming Start and Dive (Expert Tips)

Every swimmer knows that a great race begins with a strong start. But how can you ensure that your swimming starts are consistently propelling you onto the podium? In this …

Training Guides

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11 Top Upper Body Exercises and Workouts for Swimmers

Did you know that upper-body strength is strongly correlated with swimming performance for both sprinters and distance swimmers? This is according to a study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine. …
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17 Foods for Swimmers to Boost Performance (Superfoods)

Think quick: Are the foods you eat every day contributing to your swimming performance? If your answer is no or you are unsure, you are not alone. Many swimmers lack …
Leg exercises for swimmers

9 Leg Exercises for Swimmers to Boost Swimming Performance

When you think of a swimmer’s body, you probably imagine- broad shoulders, big lats, and well-defined abs- but something many overlook is the leg muscles. Just as the upper body …
dryland cardio workouts for swimmers

Dryland Cardio for Swimmers- 7 Workouts to Build Endurance

Swimming is well known as being one of the best cardio workouts out there. That said, many competitive swimmers still incorporate dryland cardio into their training schedule to improve their …
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7 Best Arm Exercises for Swimmers to Develop a Faster Stroke

One sure way to strike fear into the hearts of your competitors is by walking out on the pool deck with big and strong arms. That said, this is probably …
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Jump Rope For Swimmers: 9 Reasons Swimmers Should Do It

If you are looking to spice up your swim training while simultaneously becoming a better and faster swimmer then you better start jumping some rope.  Jump rope for swimmers is …

Swim Gear Guides

How Tight Should a Tech Suit Be? (Find Your Perfect Fit)

Are you looking to purchase a new tech suit but unsure how tight it should be? Or have you already bought one but feel uncertain about your decision due to …
Why are tech suits so expensive

Why Are Tech Suits So Expensive? (And Their Average Price)

Every season I spend hundreds of dollars on swim gear– goggles, swimsuits, and mesh bags need to be replaced. Fortunately, this isn’t the expensive part.  So what is? Tech suits. …
The Magic 5 Goggles Review

The Magic 5 Goggles Review: Are They Worth It?

Are you tired of uncomfortable and leaky swim goggles? Do you hate constantly adjusting your goggles every time to find the right fit? Do you have to make your goggle …
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9 Best Swim Paddles for Technique and Power- Expert Review

As I take my last stroke into the wall, I gasp for a breath while my heart pounds uncontrollably– I can already hear my coach shouting for us to get …
Zygo Swimming Headphones Review

Zygo Solo Swim Headphones Review: Are They Worth It?

Have you ever been interested in mixing up your swimming workouts with music, only to be disappointed by the limited- and often- outdated technology?  In that case, a creative new …
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9 Best Kickboards for Swimming- The 2023 Expert Review

Ready to kick your swimming performance up a notch? The leg kick is estimated to contribute an average of 31% to swimming propulsion–a hefty amount. And that doesn’t take into account its positive …