Category: Training & Technique

Core exercises for swimmers: woman wearing a hooded jacket while at the gym
Training & Technique

The Essential Core Exercises for Swimmers

All swimming strokes are designed to propel you in a straight line, whether that be forward with freestyle or backward with backstroke. Learning how to swim without any of your …

Written by: Thomas Board 13 May '22 0
Long course swimming workouts: swimmer with his head above water
Training & Technique

Going the Distance: Long Course Swimming Workouts

How you train matters. There’s no point aimlessly doing laps in the pool and hoping that quantity will equal quality when you enter a long-distance event. For swimmers who are …

Written by: Thomas Board 18 April '22 0
Stretching for swimmers: swimmers stretching by the pool
Training & Technique

Stretching for Swimmers to Help Avoid Injury

A good stretch before a workout will do your body wonders in any physical activity. Even though swimming is a low-impact sport, there is still a risk of injury, especially …

Written by: Thomas Board 17 March '22 0
Swimmer using water dumbbells
Training & Technique

The 7 Best Water Dumbbell Exercises and How to Do Them

Water dumbbells are valuable pieces of fitness equipment that are often used in water aerobics classes. They are made of EVA foam and provide resistance due to their buoyancy in …

Written by: Harrison Howarth 8 February '22 0
What is sculling in swimming: swimmer happily swinging her goggles
Training & Technique

What Is Sculling in Swimming, and Why Should You Do It?

Sculling may not be a recognized Olympic stroke, but it can be a serious training tool for swimmers of all levels. Learning sculling techniques can help you to perfect your …

Written by: Thomas Board 4 February '22 0
Swimming starts: swimmer diving into a pool
Training & Technique

How to Improve Your Swimming Starts for Every Stroke

Every competitive swimmer knows the feeling of the intense quiet before the start of a race. In these moments before the start signal, you might feel excited, anxious, calm, or …

Written by: Harrison Howarth 26 January '22 0
Flip turn drills: swimmer about to kick the pool wall
Training & Technique

Learn How to Turn: Flip Turn Drills for Faster Swimming

The flip turn is a vital swimming technique that can increase your speed and efficiency. It might seem difficult for beginners, but once you get the hang of the proper …

Written by: Harrison Howarth 11 January '22 0
A swimmer brings the top of his head out of the water while using nose plugs for swimming
Training & Technique

Nose Plugs for Swimming: All You Need to Know

When it comes to enjoying your hobby or water sport, it’s wise not to succumb to snobbery and purists. If a swimming accessory improves your results and helps you to …

Written by: Thomas Board 22 December '21 0
Swimming warm up sets: underwater shot of a swimmer wearing googles, swim cap and swimsuit
Training & Technique

Loosen Up Your Body With These Swimming Warm Up Sets

You should consider a proper warm-up as a vital piece of your swimming training. Whether before the main set of your training session, a vital heat at your race, or …

Written by: Harrison Howarth 13 December '21 0
Swimming drills for beginners: underwater shot of a person swimming in a pool
Training & Technique

9 Swimming Drills for Beginners to Improve Your Technique

So, you’ve decided to leap into the wonderful world of swimming! Whether you choose to swim in competitions, open-water events, triathlons, or you want to participate in the sport for …

Written by: Harrison Howarth 2 December '21 0