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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 ...
Swimming open turn

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 ...
best swim paddles

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 ...
swimming starts and dives

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 ...
Zygo Swimming Headphones Review

Zygo Solo Swim Headphones Review: Hands-On Insights

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ever been interested in mixing up your swimming workouts with music, only to be disappointed by the limited- and often- outdated technology?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 ...
best kickboards for swimming

9 Best Kickboards for Swimming- The 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 ...
upper body exercises workouts for swimmers

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. ...
Do you sweat when you swim

Do You Sweat When You Swim? Here’s What Research Says

It seems like a simple question with an obvious answer, doesn’t it? It shouldn’t be difficult to figure out that swimmers sweat. And really, it’s not. But before you just ...
food for swimmers

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 ...
why does swimming make you hungry and why do swimmers eat so much

Why Does Swimming Make You Hungry? 7 Scientific Reasons

Imagine you’re hopping out of the pool after a hard swimming workout. You’re feeling accomplished. But all of a sudden, an intense feeling of hunger rushes over you, and your ...
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15 Useful Things to Do Before, During, and After Swimming

With an abundance of distractions, knowing what to focus on day in and day out to become a better swimmer is everything. Not being aware of what to do before, ...
Gifts for swimmers

23 Creative Gifts for Swimmers They Will Love to Use

If you are looking for some of the best gifts for swimmers, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are a swimmer looking to spoil yourself after smashing ...