Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hold Your Breath

One of the biggest benefits of being a swimmer if the ability to hold your breath (and make a wish) going through a tunnel.  How many times as a kid did you head into a tunnel, squeeze your eyes tight, … Continue reading

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Core Workout

Most sports stress the importance of core strength, but it is undeniably vital in swimming.  A strong core is required for good rotation, strong strokes and an indefatigable kick.  With a week core, your shoulders and hips may not rotate … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the Flip

Many swimmers fear the flip.  It’s easy to allow flip turns to overwhelm you: they’re quick, near a wall, and can involve water going up the nose if you forget to blow out your nose. I really enjoy this flip … Continue reading

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Splish-Splash Your Way to Swimming

Splish-Splash: to make a repeated splashing sound The first step to teaching your child to swim is helping your child develop comfort in the water. It’s quite common for children to want to avoid getting their faces wet.  There are really … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Cannot Get Motivated

Some days I simply cannot get motivated to work out, be it making it to the pool for a swimming workout, grabbing a yoga class, or jumping on the treadmill at the gym.  Some days I have absolutely no desire … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Break Every Now and Again

This evening I met up with my former flatmate from Scotland. We reminisced about the good ol’ days and laughed at long forgotten stories. Sitting down to write today’s post with Scotland on my mind, I couldn’t help but think … Continue reading

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