Blogs about Swimming

Benefits of a Pool Noodle

The pool noodle is one of the most enjoyable pieces of swim equipment kicking around the pool deck. The uses for it are basically only as limited as your imagination.Whether you are just splashing around, learning to swim, or looking to get a serious workout in, there is plenty of awesomeness that comes when you pick out the best pool noodle for your water activities.Here’s just some of the fun things you can do in the water with these bad boys:Getting used to being in the water.

How to Buy Swimming Goggles

Ready to hit the local lap pool and get in shape by crushing some lengths in the water? You’re in good company—millions take to their local aquatic facilities on the daily to get in shape. Swimming is fantastic exercise. Not only do you get a great aerobic workout (along with the lung capacity training that comes with having to hold your breath while swimming), but you are also able to get fit without thrashing your joints or exclusively targeting one area of your body.But first thing’s first.

2 Reasons to Swim with a Waterproof iPod Shuffle

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise around. There is an endless number of ways that you can push and train yourself in the water.If you are looking for a straight-up upper body workout, strap on an ankle band, some paddles, and a pull buoy and blast away at your lats, shoulders and chest.If it’s your lower body that you want to tax, strap on some fins and get some low impact power and speed work.

3 Gifts for Your Swim Coach

They help you learn better and more efficient technique. They motivate, encourage, and push you when you need it most. They give you the tools to learn how to believe in yourself so that you can give your best more often in the pool.They are your local neighborhood swim coach.

How to Buy Swimming Jammers

The laps have been completed, you showed up to all those extra morning workouts (even in the dead of winter), you had your nutrition game on point, and know it’s time to pick out a racing suit to help you crush the competition and your personal best times on race day.But what kind of suit should you get? What is the best swim jammer for the particular meet you are attending? In this quick buyer’s guide we are going to break down what to look for when picking the best swimming jammers.

The Benefits of Swimming with a Waterproof Fitbit

Wearables have become a common place site with athletes both in the gym and on the trails. My runner and cyclist friends are all avid wearable-rockers. This trend has slowly found itself to the local swimming pools as well.The big issue—which our land-bound athletic brethren don’t suffer from as much—is the accuracy aspect. Most waterproof wearables don’t track strokes other than front crawl, are easily

Why You Should Train with a FINIS Tempo Trainer

The FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro is an old-school tool in many ways: there’s no fancy buttons or apps, just a beeping metronome that you set and attach to your head.For some of you, the Tempo Trainer will possibly remind you of the “beep test” that many of us had to do in high school and elementary school. Fortunately, you can set the speed and frequency on this particular device.Here are some of the reasons you should use this bad boy in training:

How to Set Goals to Crush Your Swim Practices

Like most swimmers, you want more from your swimming. You want to be able to stand up on the blocks and be comfortable in knowing that you did all you could to prepare for your swimming race.

4 Types of Essential Swim Equipment

Ready to hit the pool and get in shape this year? Here are some of the common pieces of equipment that you will need in order to rock out in the pool with style and safety.

The Beginner Swimmer's Guide to Swim Gear

So you’ve made the decision to head down to your local aquatic centre and crush some laps. You’re sold on the benefits of the sport: you get a great upper and lower body workout, you get to exercise in a manner that doesn’t put a lot of pressure on your joints, and it’s also a great life skill to have for when you are down at the lake or the river.