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How to Float for Swimming

How to Float for Swimming 40 Comments

Everyone can—and should—learn how to float in water. Knowing how to float can save your life, and it’s the first step in learning how to swim freestyle.
Dos and Don’ts of Lap Swimming

Dos and Don’ts of Lap Swimming 11 Comments

You can improve your odds of having a fun, successful workout by following common lap swimming etiquette and maintaining a positive attitude.
How to Warm Up for Swimming

How to Warm Up for Swimming 17 Comments

An effective warm-up is the key to productive workouts, successful main sets, and setting personal best times at swim meets.
How to Pass a Slower Swimmer

How to Pass a Slower Swimmer 4 Comments

Common sense and common courtesy make the foundation of a happy lap swim outing. When passing slower swimmers, always communicate effectively, be considerate, and try to...
How to Stay Warm in Cold Water

How to Stay Warm in Cold Water 19 Comments

Here are three things you can do to stay warm when you’re swimming in the open ocean, a lake, or your local pool when the heater goes out in the middle of winter.
How to Do a Faster Flip Turn

How to Do a Faster Flip Turn 22 Comments

Whether you’re an experienced swimmer or someone who is just learning how to do a freestyle flip turn, here are ten ways to make your flip turns better and faster.
How to Choose a Swim Instructor

How to Choose a Swim Instructor 2 Comments

Learning to swim should be fun! Here are ten factors to consider when deciding if an instructor will be a good fit.
How to Assemble Swedish Swim Goggles

How to Assemble Swedish Swim Goggles 11 Comments

Wishing your new pair of Swedes came with assembly instructions? Here is the “missing manual” for building your swim goggles. You’ll have them put together in no time.
Gear for New Swimmers

Gear for New Swimmers 24 Comments

Here’s our list of 10 essential items for swimmers who are new to the sport or coming out of a long retirement.
How Many Swimming Laps are in One Mile?

How Many Swimming Laps are in One Mile? 28 Comments

Swimming a mile is, well, a milestone! But how many laps are in a mile, anyway? The answer depends on two things: how you define a mile and the length of your pool.
How to Circle Swim

How to Circle Swim 6 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about circle swimming to keep three from feeling like a loud, angry crowd.
How to Count Swimming Laps

How to Count Swimming Laps 30 Comments

For many of us, the biggest challenge of our daily swim is keeping track of how many laps we have done. Here, you’ll find six tricks to help you count laps.
How & Why to Use a Swim Training Log

How & Why to Use a Swim Training Log 1 Comment

A swim training log is a record of all your workouts. Everyone has a different reason for keeping one, but they all boil down to the same basic idea: tracking progress.
How to Side-Kick in Swimming

How to Side-Kick in Swimming 8 Comments

Side-kicking is the foundation of efficient freestyle, and it combines the three basic swimming skills: balancing, kicking, and breathing.
How to Pack for a Swim Meet

How to Pack for a Swim Meet 9 Comments

If you’re wondering what to bring to your first swim meet — or if you’re nervous about forgetting something important — use this checklist to pack your swim bag.
Safety Tips for Open Water Swimming

Safety Tips for Open Water Swimming 14 Comments

If you've never swum in open water before, make sure you know everything you should before getting your feet wet. Here are some guidelines to help you do just that.
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