Miscellaneous Swimming Articles

This page summarizes swimming articles about various topics not covered elsewhere on this site.

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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: Fear of water can have several causes, which we discuss. Then we use practical exercises such as blowing bubbles, bobbing up and down, mushroom float, and many more, to reduce your anxiety and make you more comfortable around large bodies of water.

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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  1. Vague Gravitational Forces in the conventional swimming pools

    The swimmers while swimming in the swimming pools are not facing identical and constant environment, where they could perform according to their intrinsic worth or merits. Theses swimmers are facing vague gravitational forces, which prove advantageous to some and disadvantageous for others depending upon their swimming lane positions in the conventional swimming pools while swimming. This study is based on scientific principles of gravitational physics and the behavior of gravitational forces in the water bodies. These gravitational forces become vague because they affect the swimmers in different degrees of magnitude depending upon the swimmers position in the conventional swimming pools. How to remove theses vague gravitational forces, which affect the swimmers while swimming in the swimming pools? Why to change from ETSP (Existing Type Swimming Pools) to NTSP (New Type Swimming Pools. There is definitely a need to change so that all the swimmers could be given equal opportunity against these vague gravitational forces while competing in the swimming pools. This study gives the clear ideal to understand these vague gravitational forces which affects the performance of some swimmers in the swimming pools. These VGF (vague gravitational forces) in the swimming pools are not equally advantageous or disadvantageous to the swimmers, because the VGF have an effect upon the movement of the swimmer with myriad degrees of magnitude. The affect of these VGF vary differently from one swimmer to another during swimming competition. These gravitational forces which are vague in nature thus influence the capability of the swimmer and give the wrong results for selecting and choosing the champions. So to provide equal opportunity and constant environment within the waters of swimming pool, we have to shift from ETSP Existing Type Swimming Pool) to NTSP (New Type Swimming Pool). The NTSP (New Type Swimming Pool) will provide equal opportunity and constant environment to the swimmers while competing with their counterparts.
    DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/1701

    Syed Ahmed Kataria
    MIG Coloney Bemina Srinagar 190010 Kashmir India
    [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

  2. Great information on this website. I have a question about the exercises. How long or often should I practice each exercise? How may I know that I’m performing it at the best?


    1. What I did when I was learning those exercises was to practice the first one in a series until I felt comfortable with it, then started to practice the second one, and so on.

      I think that I never did more than two or three new exercises per session, sometimes even only one or two, depending on the difficulty of the exercise.

      What I also did each swim session was to always rehearse all previous learned exercises for a swim stroke before starting a new exercise.

      While learning a new stroke, I practiced its exercises for a few weeks up to a few months, depending on the swim stroke. At each swim session I also did some swimming.

      Nowadays I do more swimming than drills, but I still rehearse certain exercises regularly, for example to find my balance in front crawl or to properly do the body dolphin in the butterfly stroke, etc.

  3. Distance swimming.
    We are planning an ultra-distance swim run of 360km swimming and 640km running, around the coastal path of Cornwall, U.K.. Do you have any tips for ultra-swimming? Could we link our blog of the event to your site?

    1. Hi Richard,

      No sorry, I don’t have tips for ultra-swimming. If anything, I think you could provide us with tips.

      As for a link to the event, given that this blog is about swimming technique and not about swimming news, I don’t really have a place for such events.



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