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    • Swimmers and Strength Training - Introduction Created: Friday, January 02, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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 o...
    • Men's 2014 Swimming NCAA Wrap-up Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      See the conclusion of the Men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Meet!
    • Michael Andrew, Caleb Dressel, Oh My! Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Analysis if Michael Andrew and Caleb Dressel can still improve.
    • Men's 2014 Swimming NCAA Day 3 Predictions Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Get a quick review of the last Day of the Men's 2014 Swimming NCAA Championships
    • 2014 Women's NCAA Swimming Day 1 Results and Day 2 Predictions Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A review of Day 1 Women's NCAA Swimming results and a preview for Day 2.
    • 2014 Women's NCAA Swimming Day 2 Results and Day 3 Predictions Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      2014 Women's NCAA Swimming Day 2 Results and Day 3 Predictions
    • 2014 Women's Swimming NCAA Warp-up Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Check out the results for the 2014 Women's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
    • 2014 Women's NCAA Swimming Day 1 Predictions Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      See a breakdown of the first day of the 2014 Women's NCAA Swimming.
    • Men's 2014 Swimming NCAA Day 2 Predictions Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Enjoy a review of Men's Swimming NCAA Championship
    • Men's 2014 Swimming NCAA Day 1 Predictions Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Predictions
    • 4 Ways to Reduce Drag in Freestyle Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Drag is the largest inhibitor of swimming velocity, learn how to reduce swimming drag today!
    • Does Swimming Build Muscle? Created: Thursday, April 03, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Breakdown of the mechanisms of muscle growth during swimming.
    • Force Production Timing in Freestyle Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Learn when to apply swimming force!
    • 3 Considerations for Michael Phelps’ Swimming Return Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      See what Michael Phelps must overcome for the 2016 Olympics.
    • Waterproof iPod Shuffle for Swimmers from AudioFlood Created: Friday, September 07, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Exercise and music go together for a lot of people. Swimmers can have it too, with a waterproof iPod Shuffle from AudioFlood
    • What to do When Your Swimming Pool Lights Don't Work Created: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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, c...
    • Easier Ways to Get Leaves Out of Your Swimming Pool Created: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 o...
    • The Shoulder Injury Rate in Swimming Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn about the shoulder injury rate in swimming
    • Swimming Away From Back Pain and Injury Created: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 str...
    • How Did They Swim so Fast? Created: Sunday, November 30, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      There are many ways to swim faster. Two of those ways are for a swimmer to increase swimming stroke rate (while maintaining the distance per stroke), and to increase the distance each swimming stro...
    • What is Olympic Swimming? Created: Sunday, March 16, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Olympic swimming is one of the oldest and most popular Olympic events. Here's a look at the seventeen events, the equipment, and the medals.
    • Swim Caps Part II Created: Sunday, February 05, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Which one is better? The differences between latex and silicone swim caps, and how to care for them to extend their useful life.
    • A Swim Workout Plan for Novice or Beginner Swimmers Created: Sunday, September 26, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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 towar...
    • What's Good About Being a Swimmer Created: Friday, September 17, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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 a...
    • Changing The Sand In Your Swimming Pool Filter Created: Sunday, February 18, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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...
    • Swimming Better To Do List - 10 Tips for Swimmers Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      This to do list of 10 ways to swim better could help any swimmer improve his or her swimming.
    • Swimming Workouts to Get Started Swimming Created: Sunday, April 18, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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 trainin...
    • Swimmer's Ear At Home Treatment Created: Saturday, September 01, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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...
    • Teaching the Butterfly Kick - A Swim Lesson Tip Created: Sunday, April 24, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      When teaching a swimmer that has never butterfly kicked before, I have found that most of the competitive drills only make learning more difficult.
    • How to Winterize or Close Your Inground Swimming Pool Created: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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 properl...
    • Swimming Help for Swimmers Created: Friday, December 26, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • E-mail G. John Mullen, the About.com Swimming Guide Created: Monday, March 10, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
      Find out how to get in touch with the About.com Swimming Expert

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