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The main purpose in winterizing your swimming pool is to protect it from damage due to freezing water. Another is to keep it as clean as possible for the next season. Closing your swim pool properly can save you a lot of work when it comes time to open the swimming pool for the summer.
Closing your swim pool properly can save you a lot of work when it comes time to open your above ground swimming pool for the summer. Page 2.
If you are a novice swimmer looking for a swim workout plan, this may be the perfect plan for you to get started with swimming workouts. It is an 8-week swim workout training plan to move you toward improved swimming fitness.
Want to get a swim workout routine going, but think you are a weak swimmer and won't be able to do it? If you can swim four 25 meter or 25 yard lengths of a pool, then you can use this swim training plan to build up to a workout that totals 500 meters or 500 yards of swimming.
Pre-treated anti-fog swimming goggles can be expensive. There are many ways to keep your googles from getting foggy; try some of the five listed here.
Is swimming the best choice for a way to lose weight? No doubt, swimming is good exercise, and you can burn calories when you swim, but swimming may not be the best choice to get rid of those extra pounds.
Sport specific work is the best way to get better at that sport. But what else can you do? Flexibility exercises, plyometric work, swimming while wearing weights, and resistance training are some of the options. One example of resistance training is weight work aimed at adding strength and speed to your stroke. Dryland training for swimmers can be very beneficial.
Want to be a better swimmer, or swim competitively, but aren't sure about the next step to take? Here are some things to keep in mind as you dive in.
Swimming is a healthy activity that can be continued for a lifetime - and the health benefits swimming offers for a lifetime are worth the effort it takes to get to the pool. It works practically all of the muscles in the body (if you do a variety of strokes). Swimming can develop a swimmer's general strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance.
How many times each week does a swimmer need to swim? The first thing a swimmer needs to do to answer that question is to ask another one, why are you swimming? What is the main reason or primary goal of your time in the water? Do you swim to relax, or are you swimming for fitness? Maybe you are doing it for more than just fitness, you are swimming to do swimming races, or to do a triathlon? Here are some of my suggestions on how often you should swim.
Planning on building a swim pool? The shape and size of your swimming pool should be determined according to the type of usage the swimming pool will get - recreational, competitive, or both.
Breakdown of the mechanisms of muscle growth during swimming.
This to do list of 10 ways to swim better could help any swimmer improve his or her swimming.
How often should the sand in a swimming pool filter be changed? We recommend changing the sand every five years. Filter sand has been ground to a size of .45 to .55 mm in diameter and is very rough when new. This roughness is what makes the sand efficient at filtering out the particles of dirt in your water. As this roughness is smoothed out your filter's efficiency goes down. This means that your system has to run more frequently to accomplish the same task.
Historic backstroke used a deep two phase backstroke
How To Find And Repair A Leak In Your Swimming Pool
There is a lot of confusion about various swimming pool filters, and many different opinions. Here are a few facts to consider. The first is that a pool water can be properly maintained with any of the filter systems available: Sand, Cartridge, or Diatomaceous Earth. Which one is right for your swimming pool?
How can you pick the right size swimming pool pump? Here are some tips to consider.
Swimming may not be the best form of exercise for weight loss, but it can play a part in a losing weight.
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Ever feel like your legs are sinking when you swim freestyle? Do you have to kick a lot to keep your legs from dragging on the bottom of the pool when you are swimming freestyle? Sinking legs when swimming freestyle is usually due to one of two things (or both).
Swimming with fins is a way for swimmers to improve kick strength, ankle flexibility, body position, and go faster during a swim practice. Fins (or flippers) come in hundreds of shapes, colors, fastenings, and sizes; different fins will do different things for (and to) you.
Dryland for Swimmers: Don't Fall into the Traps of Faulty Programs of the Fitness Industry!
These swimming workouts cover 5-weeks of swim training aimed at improved fitness and speed in the swimming pool or in open water. You can subscribe to get them e-mailed to you.
A swimmers guide to performing several freestyle technique improvement drills to help make a swimmer's freestyle swimming faster and improve swimming efficiency. Learn how to improve swimming technique to swim faster and more efficiently by watching a video of freestyle swimming technique drills.
While it is possible to affect most repairs to your swimming pool underwater, there are circumstances that necessitate draining. You should not attempt this unless it is absolutely necessary and you are thoroughly familiar with the steps necessary to do this safely. Draining your pool can cause serious damage to it's structure. Why is it dangerous to drain a pool? Let's explain this by the type of pool and the damage that can occur.
From swimsuits to drug use, Olympic swimming has had controversies. Michelle Smith, Dawn Fraser, and entire countries have been involved in scandals that have, in small or large fashion, tarnished swimming.
When swimmers come across the itchy, annoying and painful symptoms of swimmer's ear, it can result in a trip to the doctor's office for a round of prescription antibiotics and painkillers. But what some people don't know is that many of these doctor's visits don't have to be the first line of treatment. There are some things you can try at home. If symptoms do not get better within a few days - or if they get worse - get to the doctor!
Algae reoccurrences happen in a swimming pool because the algae was not completely eradicated when treated. Sometimes poor or misdirected water circulation can prevent the pool chemicals from removing all of the algae.
A reader asks: I'm attempting to drain my inground plaster swimming pool for the first time. This is my first swim pool and I don't know that much about swimming pools. Our swimming pool expert's advice on draining swimming pools: Don't do it - here is why...
When you go to the swimming pool, follow these lap swim etiquette rules to help make your workout and swimming mesh with other lap swimmers.
Many times we have heard the complaint that it takes too long to scoop out the leaves from the swimming pool. Upon investigation, we find that the swim pool owner is using a Leaf Skimmer to scoop out the leaves. No wonder it takes the pool owner so long! There are three simple things you can do to speed up the removal of leaves from your swimming pool.
Large stains covering a high percentage of the swimming pool plaster surface are usually from chemical reactions. These tips are for smaller, concentrated stains, a few inches or less in size. A small stain is usually caused by a metal object being left on the bottom long enough to rust and leave a stain.
Mentally Prepare Yourself. Swimming.
Learn why swimmers shouldn't stretch their shoulders.
So you have Olympic Swimming dreams? GREAT! Not many make it, but if you never try, you never will! The first step is to get swimming. You could join a local swim team with your park and recreation department, school, YMCA, or a USA Swimming club.
Ever wonder which automatic swim pool cleaner to buy for your swimming pool? Ever buy one, only to have to bring it back and say it wasn't working right? If you answered yes to any of these questions, hopefully by the end of this article you'll have a better understanding of which pool vacuum is right for your swimming pool. With all the vacuums on the market, how do you decide? Let's start off by explaining the different types of swimming pool cleaners and what the pros and cons are of each.
The most common question I hear in the triathlete world about the mysteries of swimming efficiently usually involves something with breathing. In freestyle, it is the first step to get your body position right. Then, for many, you throw in breathing and everything goes haywire!
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Breaststroke can be a relaxing, restful stroke, or it can be fast and furious, burning a lot of calories. You can learn to swim breaststroke by teaching yourself how to swim breaststroke.
For those of you familiar with time standards, like USA Swimming Top-16 Based Time Standards (B, BB, A, AA, etc.), this is nothing new. For those of you not familiar with them...
Speedo's new swimsuit, the Fastskin LZR Racer (Laser Racer - get it?) is out, as seen on the NBC Today Show. The suit looks fast, and with swimmers like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and Kate Ziegler in them, I bet they will be the fastest swimsuit on the planet come Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Prime is the term we use to state that the air has been mostly purged from the swimming pool water pump and that the filter pump is moving pool water. When you have lost the pump's prime, your pump is no longer pumping water through it. Sometimes it can be very difficult to regain the prime on the pump. These tips will help you get the prime back in your swimming pool water pump and filter system.
A training plan of 18 swimming workouts, building in workout distance from 500 to 1,500 meters or yards. Page 2.
The multiport valve is a swimming pool systems most important piece of equipment. The multiport valve, Vari-Flo valve, backwash valve, or filter control valve. Some of the problems caused by a malfunctioning valve can be water leaking out of the backwash line, dirt returning to the pool when vacuuming, and water that never clears up.
Key points in swimming lessons for three and four year olds, such as: Male learning like play; sandwich your corrections with compliments.
The first steps to fast swimming are positioning, grabbing, pressing, and rotating, things that everyone can learn. Here are tips for each.
Swimming at the international and Olympic is governed by FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation). FINA also governs water polo, diving, synchronized swimming, and masters swimming. What are the basic rules for Olympic Swimming Competition?
Should a scared child continue swimming lessons? Many parents are quick to take the easy way out when the child doesn't like something right away, like swim lessons. They think
Swimmers can get green hair and dry skin from long exposure to the water or chemicals while swimming. These shampoos, conditioners, and skin care products should help swimmers combat the damage done by the pool - they fight swimmer's hair and dry skin caused by swimming.
Which one is better? The differences between latex and silicone swim caps, and how to care for them to extend their useful life.
Do I have to drain the swimming pool to fix my pool lights? You shouldn't need to empty the swim pool. Follow these steps and you may be able to repair the swim pool lights yourself. If in doubt, call in a professional electrician.
Weight Lifting Routines for Swimmers, Phase A, from your About.com Guide
There are typically one of three causes of pool water loss: leaks in the plumbing or in the shell, or excessive evaporation.
A basic guide to help you teach yourself how to swim freestyle.
Competitive or fitness swimmers often need advice on selecting, sizing, and fitting swimwear. While appearance may not be as compelling an issue in competitive swimwear as it is in fashion swimwear, its fit and functionality are still just as important, if not more important. Odds are you have had some unanswered questions and concerns when choosing swimwear. Here are some tips on shopping for and fitting competitive or fitness style swimwear.
Some parents must internally delight in the idea of sabotaging their child's swim career. My list of means and methods - and some positive alternatives.
Should baby swimmers or infant swimmers be dunked as part of a swim lesson? This is a common question parents ask about swimming lessons for their swimmers.
Coaching a high school swim team can be a challenging task. One way to make it easier is to use a season training plan. A season training plan provides ways to maintain a swimming program direction of continued development, forecast and prevent potential difficulties from occurring, forecast weaknesses, and establish a way to overcome those weaknesses. Let's take a look at some ways to put together a season training plan for a high school swim team.
Warming up for your swim workout is an important part of your swim training. It gets you ready to swim at your best for the main part of the workout.
Steps you can follow to teach yourself how to swim backstroke, from body position to full backstroke swimming.
My ear aches after I swim - what could that be from? Is it swimmer's ear, a common problem among swimmers, a slowly developing pain in the ear. It might be! It can start with an itchy ear feeling after a swim that, in time, intensifies to pain, particularly when the ear is touched or the ear is pulled. What can you do about swimmer's ear?
How did Alexandre Popov manage to become the world's fastest and most efficient human swimmer? The basic thrust of his program was that stroke efficiency - not training speed, hard work or power - was the #1 goal.
Specific guidelines on what to eat before, during, and after exercise for swimmers and other athletes. Page 4.
In many cases, swimming can be a very helpful exercise for back pain sufferers. Athletes commonly become injured, and swimming is a great way to keep active since it usually does not put excess strain on a swimmer's back. However, that’s not to say that swimming can’t cause back pain or injuries as well.
Swimming in open water is your goal, where to start? I will assume that you already know how to swim. If not, take some lessons, join a YMCA or a masters swimming team and learn the crawl or freestyle. There are a few things that you can do in the pool to prepare for swimming in open water; bilateral breathing, head lifting and stroke rate training. Page 2.
Start with longer fast swims and stay fast as they get shorter. Swimmers, can you meet the Sprint Swimming Challenge?
Numerous private, public, commercial, waterpark, hotel, and motel swimming pools have switched to Ozone technologies as people become more concerned about chlorine and chlorinated byproducts and their possible health-related safety dangers. Other than the issues of reduced carcinogens and other reduced health problems, what are the relative benefits of Ozone over chlorine? Page 3.
If, after turning on the pool light switch, the GFCI trips, the most likely cause is water inside your light fixture. If the GFCI doesn't trip and the light is off, you probably have a burned-out bulb. In either case, you must now proceed to pulling your light fixture out of the pool. Page 2.
When it comes to teaching swimming to true beginners who are at least 3 year of age, the back float can be taught in 60 seconds or less. Am I kidding? No, I am not. But let me explain an approach that will not only allow you to teach preschoolers to float on their back in 60 seconds or less in one swim lesson, it will also help you teach preschoolers to swim sooner too.
What should your children eat before their next swim meet? What is good swimming nutrition? Here are a few ideas for swimmers and their parents.
Weight training and dryland exercises can be used for many things, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, gain strength, build general or specific fitness, or to cross-train to improve abilities in other sports. Many training programs seem too complicated to follow. You may get discouraged, almost before you start. If this has happened to you, then perhaps you'll give this weight training program a try.
How often should I clean the swimming pool filters? Great question! The answer can vary from filter to filter, but a general guideline on any swimming pool filter is to take a reading when the filter is clean, then clean it when the pressure rises about 10 psi.
Heading into the wall, somersaulting, and pushing off that wall - flip turns. Wow! Looks neat. But is it necessary? Flip turns (or flipturns if you prefer) may not be necessary for swimmers, but flip turns can make your swimming a little faster and more fun.
Trying to find a workout that focuses on kicking? Try this one.
How important is an Early Vertical Forearm in swimming? It is undoubtedly the most important propulsive element in swimming and unfortunately for most swimmers, it also the most elusive. The bad news is that all the streamlining and effective conditioning won't make-up for a dropped-elbow, the antecedent of an EVF. The good news is that coaches have new EVF equipment and know more about how to train swimmers so they can acquire and improve this critical skill.
In the swimming pool, how do swimmers know how fast to swim to get the desired training result? This depends on what result you want emphasized - anaerobic or aerobic metabolism. All swimming has some element of each, with aerobic work's contribution increasing as the distance being swum increases. How can you determine appropriate swimming speeds or paces for aerobic development?
The swim leg of a triathlon (sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman/Ironman 70.3, or Ironman distances) could be the easy part - or the hard part - of the triathlon. It depends upon your swimming ability; a combination of swimming skill and swimming fitness. A shorter triathlon might require more swimming speed, a longer triathlon more swimming endurance, but no matter what the distance, swimming skill or technique, swimming endurance, and swimming speed all play a part in a successful triathlon.
Swim coaches frequently encounter swimmers complaining of pain in one or both of their shoulders. This pain is often associated with swimming freestyle, and seems to occur most often in the swimmers anterior shoulder region, but could also occur in other shoulder regions. When reported by swimmers, this pain often termed swimmer's shoulder, and can limit or stop training and hinder performance. Page 2.
The proper way to clean your cartridge pool filter consists of three steps. Rinsing the loose dirt, soaking in a cartridge cleaner, and rinsing again. This cleaning method is also excellent for diatemacous earth (DE) filters at the end of the season.
A look at diaphragmatic breathing exercises for swimmers. Page 1 of 3.
Dave Denniston will remain in Poudre Valley Hospital to begin rehab treatment following surgery to repair his spine. Denniston, age 26, was injured on February 6th in a sledding accident near Laramie, Wyoming. Dave, a graduate of Auburn University and 1999 NCAA Champion in the 200 breaststroke, was also a member of the 2003 US World Championship team. As an Irvine Novaquatics star, he placed 4th in the 100 breast and 6th in the 200 breast at last summer's US Olympic Trials.
Ideally you should keep your swimming pool water level between one third and one half the way up the opening of the pool skimmer.
Swim to the wall. Turn around. Swim to the other wall. Turn around again. There are lots of ways to do that turn, but competitive swimmers all use flip turns - they are faster and, once learned, easier than open turns. I think they also give swimmers a little more confidence in themselves, and in their ability to hold their breath.
While there are some chemical conditions that can cause a vinyl swimming pool liner to wrinkle, wrinkles most often occur in a previously unwrinkled swimming pool liners during the winter, when the swim pool is closed and the water level is lower. How can you get the wrinkles out of your vinly swimming pool liner?
Stressed swimmer? Try performing 10 - 20 minutes of deep breathing.
poolHead hair care products for swimmers includes anti-chlorine shampoos, a hair conditioner, and a pre-swim treatment called the invisible swim cap. Used alone or together, poolHead hair care products for swimmers did a great job keeping swimmers' hair soft, manageable, and even started to reverse some swimming-related dry hair - chlorine hair - green hair damage.
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Believe it or not, the way you swim today is going to have a direct result upon your results in the near future. Amazing as it may sound, it is true. During today's swim practice, just as it does every day, your subconscious will record all your thoughts, attitudes, times, strokes, levels of effort, and your emotions toward your swimming, and use all this information toward your races at a swim meet in the future!
This plan is 14-weeks long. You could jump into it further down the list if you are already at that fitness level, but experience has shown that it works best by starting at the start! You do not have to do the workouts within a week in the order listed, but you should always get the first three workouts accomplished each week. Workouts #4 and #5 are good to do, but if you run out of time drop them off the to-do list for that week. Page 2.
There are credible researchers telling us that chlorine has some very serious health consequences when used as a sanitizer in swimming pools. The obvious question is why hasn't the swimming pool industry adopted alternative technologies on a much more industry-wide basis? After all, Ozone technology for swimming pools has been in regular use for over 50 years in places like Germany, France and other European nations. Page 4.
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Chlorine treated indoor swimming pools can cause asthma in swimmers according to research from several sources. These findings may explain why swimmers are more prone to asthma and other breathing problems than athletes in other sports. The chlorine used to sanitize the swimming pool might have harmful side effects.
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Here are a few tips on how to breathe while swimming that might help you during your next workout.
Avoid fat; fat is ok, eat it up. Avoid carbohydrates; carbohydrates should be the major portion of your diet. Consume a high amount protein; eat balanced portions of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. There is a lot of conflicting advice out there. What should a swimmer eat?
How many swimming strokes a swimmer takes for a given distance, and how fast you take them, makes a difference in your swim training and swimming races.
Do you have the dreaded runner's kick? Have no fear, there are things you can do to beceome a better kicker and a better swimmer. Even the worst of kickers can develop an adequate kick for freestyle, which is all you need for a triathlon swim.
Do you control your breathing rate, taking one breath every certain number of swim strokes? Does holding your breath while swimming make you a better swimmer?
Have you ever had stinging eyes after swimming and think the swimming pool must have too much chlorine in it? The problem is probably not enough chlorine in the swimming pool, resulting in excessive levels of chloramines.
In the swimming pool, how do swimmers know how fast to swim to get the desired training result? This depends on what result you want emphasized - anaerobic or aerobic metabolism. All swimming has some element of each, with aerobic work's contribution increasing as the distance being swum increases. What kind of swim test can you do to find your aerobic swimming paces? Page 2.
Unfortunately there comes a time in your life as a swimming pool owner when you are faced with replacing your swim pool water pump motor. This may be due to the bearings wearing out so that the motor is making a tremendous racket, or the motor won't run because it is burned out. Changing the motor is not difficult and can be done by the average pool owner provided you are comfortable working with electrical wiring.
Learn how to swim around common swimming injuries.
There are a lot of ways for a swimmer to swim better or swim faster. These five tips on better swimming might help you become a more efficient or a faster swimmer. Try them and see what happens to your swimming.
Getting better at something like swimming usually requires practice. Yes, some athletes will get better just through growth and maturation, but under normal circumstances they have to practice skills, too. And - if they really want to get better, they have to develop their fitness, and that takes practice. How many times a week? Five? Two? Nine?
I've seen swimmers that workout twice a week, one hour per swim, do better by making a little change to their swim workout routine. They swam three times each week for about 45-minutes per workout. They went from two hours of swimming to two and a quarter hours of swimming each week and got better.
Learn tips for protecting your knees from breaststroker's knee!
Many college swimmers will represent their counties in the Olympic games. The strokes that are swum in a college swim meet are the same ones that are swum in the Olympics. What's the difference between college swimming and Olympic swimming?
When teaching a swimmer that has never butterfly kicked before, I have found that most of the competitive drills only make learning more difficult.
When warm weather is approaching, it's time to think about swimming outside. Need some tips on opening a pool for a summer of swimming fun? These steps should help you get your swimming pool open the right way for the pool season.
Analysis if Michael Andrew and Caleb Dressel can still improve.
You can teach yourself how to swim butterfly if you take it step by step.
How many swimming strokes a swimmer takes for a given distance, and how fast you take them, makes a difference in your swim training and swimming races. Page 2.
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When teaching swim lessons to adults, especially those who are beginner swimmers or learning a new skill, there are two Aspects that really jump out that make them different from teaching children's swim lessons.
Most swimmers will, at one time or another, count how many strokes they take per length and aim to reduce the number of strokes by focusing on such elements as catch, pull through, and body rotation. This is an excellent way to improve your economy and efficiency through the water.
The Swim Tether and Swim Tether Mini will help you have a swim workout in a non-lap swimming pool.
Is there a foolproof method to keep ducks out of a swimming pool? Not foolproof, but there is at least one way that we have found to keep water fowl out of a swimming pool.
To be a better swimmer, you need to improve your swim technique and you need to improve your swim fitness, two key elements of good swimming (you probably already realized they were needed!). Getting better at either could improve your swimming speed. Getting better at both could improve swim speed and efficiency. The catch-up drill is one of the many swimming drills that can be used to help a swimmer learn better freestyle (some folks call it front crawl) swimming technique.
8 Weeks to Better Swimming - An 8 week plan to get you in better swimming shape - Blank Workout Template - About Swimming
Swimmers want to swim fast or swim more efficiently. To swim fast means swimming a distance in less time. Swimming more efficiently means swimming in the same amount of time, but at a lower energy cost.
The quick review? You will either love or hate the Hydrobat Goggles from Barracuda. They look a little goofy (my wife kept giggling when she looked at me while I was wearing them), but they did not fall off no matter what I put them through on a start; face up, face down, even a twisting entry (that hurt!) I could not get them to dislodge.
EVF training specifically isolates and strengthens the shoulder muscles and should not be avoided. In the world of competitive swimming, swimmer's shoulder is not a good thing! Strength training exercises will help defend swimmers against shoulder related problems. More importantly, the avoidance of shoulder strengthening exercises may actually increase the chances of a swimmer acquiring shoulder problems in the future. Page 2.
Coach Shev Gul takes a look at diaphragmatic breathing for swimmers and how to achieve it while swimming. Using this breathing method in swim practice could help a swimmer perform better in training and racing and help improve recovery from training and swim meet competitions. Page 2.
This workout uses 100s, 200s, and 50s of IM work to help you get better at all four strokes - swimming and turning.
Want to increase your swimming workouts from 1,500 to 3,000 yards or meters? If you can already complete the Build to 1,500 Swimming Workouts or if you can already do swimming workouts of about 1,500 meters or yards, then you are ready for these swimming workouts which build from 1,500 to 3,000 meters or yards of swimming.
What are former Olympic swimmers up to now? There have been many great swimming stars in the Olympics over the years - find out what your favorites have been doing since they achieved Olympic glory. Page 2.
Swimmers, the way you position your head while you swim can have a huge effect on technique and how fast you swim. Head position can make your swimming technique fast or it can make your swimming slow. Swimming with your head up or down - which is fast, and why? Or are both good, but in different situations? Head position, body position, and balance are all related to fast swimming.
There is more to swimming than just doing lap after lap, turning when you reach the wall at the end of the swimming pool. You can swim in places with no walls - open water swimming. Depending on the reasons you do open water swimming, you may find it more psychologically rewarding; open water swimming can certainly be just as productive for building your fitness and health.
Ask yourself how important it is to win the swim portion of a triathlon compared to how you will perform overall. The longer the race, the less likely it is that the winner of the swim is the winner of the triathlon. But if it takes all you've got just to get through the swim, you are going to face a big challenge completing the bike and run. This is a training plan I recommend for Olympic distance or longer triathletes. Page 2.
A series of swimming workouts for swimmers to help increase overall fitness, become a faster swimmer, or just to give a swimmer a new workout for their next trip to the swimming pool for swim practice or for their swimming workout.
Coaching high school swim teams can be a challenging task. One way to make it easier is to use a season training plan for swimemrs. A season training plan provides ways to maintain a swimming program direction of continued development, forecast and prevent potential difficulties from occurring, forecast weaknesses, and establish a way to overcome those weaknesses. Let's take a look at some ways to put together a season training plan for a high school swim team.
Where does a swimmers hand enter the water during freestyle swimming?
If you are swimming in a pool and reach the wall, what do you do? The most obvious thing to do is stop, call it a workout, climb out and head for the showers (I'd call that a finish). But if you swim more than one lap, turning is inevitable. Open swim turns involve touching the wall with your hand(s), then reversing direction - you probably get a breath of air during the turn.
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Coaching high school swimmers can be a challenging task. One way to make it easier is to use a season training plan. A season training plan provides ways to maintain a swimming program direction of continued development, forecast and prevent potential difficulties from occurring, forecast weaknesses, and establish a way to overcome those weaknesses. Page 2.
Here are some tips that can help make the job of getting your swimming pool cover out of the pool and getting your pool ready for swimming easier.
A swim workout with an emphasis on 50s at different swimming effort levels.
This workout is all about easy swimming to recover from other, harder workouts.
Swimming workouts, building from 1,500 to 3,000. You will get the best results by doing at least three swimming workouts each week. You could do them from #1 through #16, or you could do #1 two or three times in a week, then do number #2 two or three times in a week, etc. Page 2.
Pool time can be tough in the winter. Not only are outdoor pools shut down, but many indoor pools are inundated by hordes of children and/or water aerobic partipants. Indoor lane swimming can go from a smooth, relaxing exercise to an dangerous obstacle course of kids and floating toys. For swimmers and triathletes, it can be effective to turn to the weightroom as an alternative exercise source for your swim workout.
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What are the rules of water polo, and who enforces them? Water polo is played as a 6 on 6 game plus goalkeepers, so each team has 7 in the water at a time. How long is a game? Each water polo game is made up of four, 7-minute, quarters. Total squad size is 13 players. If there are less than 6 swimmers in the water, a team does not have to have a goalie.
How many times have you seen swimmers stretching before they get in the pool? I can't count that high! Should all this stretching be taking place? We have been told that flexibility is important for increased performance ability and to decrease the occurrence of injury. Is it? It may be more important to stretch at the right time - or it might be a waste of time.
They say the best way to learn is to make mistakes. As a newbie and Clydesdale, in my first year of competing in triathlons, I've made my share of mistakes. Here is my Top ten list of newbie triathlete mistakes. (Roman Mica/Everyman Triathlon)
There is really no easy way to become a faster swimmer, but you can use streamlining techniques to help increase speed without a lot of extra energy.
I believe the freestyle swimming pull-pattern has changed, but more in how it is described, not on what actually happens. This newer swimming pull pattern does not have the. Page 2.
Swim coaches frequently encounter swimmers complaining of pain in one or both of their shoulders. This pain is often associated with swimming freestyle, and seems to occur most often in the swimmers anterior shoulder region, but could also occur in other shoulder regions. When reported by swimmers, this pain often termed swimmer's shoulder, and can limit or stop training and hinder performance. Page 3.