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Swimming Articles

Swimming Pool Etiquette – Rules of Conduct For Lap Swimmers: The swimming pool etiquette (also known as lap swimming etiquette) is a set of informal rules of conduct that ensure a smooth swimming experience when several swimmers share the same lane.

Public and Private Swimming Pool Rules For Health And Safety: Swimming pool rules are there to ensure the health and safety of everyone using the pool. Even though the rules can sometimes seem restrictive, they are always there for a good reason.

The Benefits Of Learning Different Swimming Strokes: Learning a swimming stroke is difficult and takes time. So you may be wondering if it makes sense to learn several of them if you aren’t a competitive swimmer. Well, knowing several different swimming strokes has a lot of advantages, which are described in this article.

The Different Basic Swimming Strokes – Advantages & Shortcomings: This article discusses the basic swimming strokes that are commonly taught in swimming classes. It also describes the advantages and shortcomings of each individual swim stroke.

The Importance Of Swimming Lessons For Safety, Health and Enjoyment: If you are already a swimmer, the importance of knowing how to swim may not be so obvious to you as you take it for granted. So this article highlights the importance of swimming proficiency in everyday life. It discusses water safety benefits of swim sports and other uses of swimming skills.

Overcoming Fear of Water – Part 1: Fear of water (aquaphobia) is a common fear that people can experience. This is the first part of an article about a sequence of progressive exercises to overcome this fear. In this part you will learn how to become comfortable in the water and how to exhale in the water.

Overcoming Fear of Water – Part 2: This is the second part of the article on how to overcome fear of water. In this part you will learn how to float in the water in a completely relaxed way.

How To Swim Faster With Less Effort: You have been swimming for years but the answer to the question on how to swim faster has still eluded you. Instead of preaching about more yardage and harder workouts, this article gives an alternative in the form of five principles to follow that should allow you to become faster.

Swimming Fun – How To Keep Workouts Interesting: If you want to stay motivated, it is important that you keep your swimming fun. This article explains several strategies you can employ to keep your swimming workouts interesting and entertaining.


Should Children Learn to Swim With or Without Goggles?: There are pros and cons for letting children use swim goggles while learning to swim. Read our thoughts about this here.

Swimming Forward: She was swimming hard. All the weeks of hard work, the early morning practices, the late afternoon practices, the unshaven legs, the dry land drills, had…

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