Blogs about Swimming

4 Things You Can Do to Swim Faster This Season

Ready to level up your racing and practices in the pool? Forget the big motivational lists, there are only a handful of things that you truly need to make an out-sized impact on your efforts in the chlorinated water.Here are four things that you can do to immediately boost your swimming this year in the water:

Waterman's 1/2 Triathlon - Race Report

This year’s training goal was determined by my son’s wedding in October. I’m just like any other mother of the groom, and I want to be in shape for my son’s special day. With this goal in mind, I picked a big race that was close to the wedding date to keep up my training as long as possible. This year my training was a bit sluggish, and my fall in March set me back about two months.

Chafing is painful, but what do I do about it?

This morning I wanted to spend a little bit of time with you talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly. You may be wondering, “the good, bad, and ugly… of what?” Chafing.

5 Benefits of Lap Swimming

As a lifelong competitive swimmer I have always known the benefits of spending time in the pool. But when asked by a non-swimmer friend about some advice about getting in shape in the pool, and also asked what specific benefits there were to strapping on a swimsuit and goggles and heading to the pool, I actually had to stop and think about why I love this sport (and form of exercise) so darn much.Here are some of the reasons why I love this sport.1. Outdoor lap swimming is my happy place.

2 Ways to Make Lap Swimming More Fun

The benefits of swimming for exercise are many and similarly awesome. The water provides you a low gravity environment, making it easy on your joints. There is an endless variety of sets and workouts that you can do in the water. And you can target either your whole body, or your upper or lower body, making it handy for training around injury.

How to Buy the Best Swim Goggles for Lap Swimming

Lap swimming provides a metric ton of benefits for the exercise-enthusiast. You get a zero-gravity environment that is easy on the joints. You can mix up upper body and lower body training with ease. And with a dizzying array of workouts and sets to try, you will never get bored.But before you go and conquer the pool, you need to start by being properly equipped to dominate the water. Besides a swim suit, which I heard is key, the next piece of swimming equipment you need when hitting lap swim is a pair of swimming goggles.Here’s what you need to know.

Why You Should Train with a Monofin

One of the funnest things in the sport of swimming is developing an awesome underwater dolphin kick. It’s the closest we come to assuming the form of a dolphin or great white in the water. In order to achieve the undulation, leg fitness and flexibility that comes with a great dolphin kick, you need to train it! This means you are adding extra dolphin kicks to your push-offs and starts. This means you are strengthening your legs in the gym. It means you are spending more time on your kickboard doing butterfly kick.

How to Make Lap Swimming Fun

Swimming has long been viewed as a fantastic way to get healthy and into better shape. It’s a cardiovascular exercise that is also partially strength training. Because it is performed in water, with our bodies buoyant, we can stress and work our muscles and lungs without the jarring impact of running on concrete or the risk of having heavy weights fall on us like in the gym.

How to Buy a Swim Cap

Alrighty, so you are in the market for a new swim cap. Perhaps you are taking to the world of swimming for the first time, and are wondering why you would need to wear one (you will learn that too), and what kind of swim cap you should get.Here’s what you need to know about picking out a swim cap so that you can crush the laps at your local swimming pool.

What to Measure with Your Waterproof Fitness Tracker

So you made the plunge, and threw down some sweet cashola on a fitness tracker than you can use in the pool. Cool beans. But where to start? What to track? What to measure?