Tagged with ' Tips'

Which colour Swimming Goggle Lenses should I wear?

In this blog we will be helping you by answering the question 'What colour Swimming Goggle Lenses should I wear?' Goggles

We will be taking a look at...

  • The different colours of lens's available
  • What each lens does
  • What environment each lens thrives in 
  • Some helpful questions to help you make the important decision

So, don't feel stuck on what sort of Swim Goggles lense to choose!

You'll see your options more clearly after reading our blog! 

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How to Avoid Headaches While Swimming

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Have you ever had a headache caused by your swimming goggles? Many swimmers complain of head pain that come from wearing swim goggles, but this is just one of several causes of swimmers' headache.

Well, it's time this stopped! No swimmer should have to endure a banging head when they're enjoying a dip. It takes all the fun out of what should be a refreshing and invigorating sport or pastime.

So we've highlighted the most common causes of swimming headaches along with some simple tips on how to cure them.

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How To Get Motivated For Swim Training

Staying motivated to train is always a challenge, and it's even harder if you're trying to push yourself as much as you can. You can find yourself feeling exhausted both physically and mentally, and the urge to slack off or even give up can be difficult to resist.

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How To Swim Faster Freestyle

Would you like to learn how to swim faster freestyle and get from one end of the pool to the other in the quickest time possible? Do you feel sluggish and slow as your body moves through the water at the moment? Then you just need to read this article and use some of the advice to improve your approach to the method. Don’t worry if you’re not exactly a swimming expert because the guidance below is straightforward and to the point. With any luck, you will see the results as soon as you next dive into the water. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even beat some of your friends the next time you race?

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The Benefits Of Resistance Swim Training

Whether you are training in a personal or a professional capacity, you want to make sure that you are doing so as effectively as possible. Effective training means that you are not wasting any time, and we could all do with a little more spare time in our daily lives. One particularly effective and efficient form of training for all athletes is resistance training. This comes in a variety of forms, but essentially it involves the act of pushing against some kind of artificial resistance which you have put into place. It can be a tough workout - but, of course, that is the whole point.

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How to Use a Swimmer's Snorkel for Stroke Development (with videos)

Swim Snorkel Pro is the latest development on the more conventional Swim Snorkel. Designed for more experienced swimmers, its hydrodynamic design guarantees exceptional stability at high speeds. This feature not only allows you to maintain an efficient swimming technique, it also guarantees an efficient swimming style in workouts focusing on developing strength in the water.

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Why is sleep important for swimmers?

Swimmers SleepAnyone who loves an active lifestyle will know that nutrition and training are essential aspects of a sports training plan. But what about sleep? How important is that? The completely neglected subject can have a significant impact on your athletic performance, positively or negatively. Take a look at your current sleeping regime and see if you can make improvements in this area and then see how your performance is affected in the pool and judge for yourself how much sleep is important to your performance.

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Swimming Endurance: How to swim further, faster!

Speedo FitnessDiscover the stamina-building training tips that will enable you to swim further and faster, as former World Champion swimmer and gold medallist, Karen Pickering MBE, shares the endurance tips gleaned during twenty years representing Britain at senior level. Invest in a swimming lesson. Improving your technique is the easiest way to swim faster and further, so consider having a professional swimming lesson.

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Why Every Triathlete Needs a Snorkel

Freestyle SnorkelSure, sure…the “snorkel company” says that every triathlete needs a snorkel. Big surprise. But in all honesty, this is candid advice – a center-mount snorkel is an essential training tool for every triathlete. If you have yet to take the snorkel plunge, we’ve outlined the three keys steps below. If you already have a snorkel in your arsenal, good on you! Skip step #1 and try out #2 and #3 to kick start your race-season training plan.

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What is the Science Behind Sculling? - Swim Training Tips

Sculling PaddlesSculling for swimmers is a technique that helps swimmers build strength and improve form. What is the science behind sculling? Sculling is a technique that allows swimmers to “feel the water,” by focusing on the pitch of the hands in the water. This is similar to sculling when rowing. When the paddle is in the water, it drives, stops, and turns the boat. The pitch is what determines where and how fast you go. When swimming, the hand acts like the paddle. Sculling focuses on the pitch of your paddle.

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How to Warm Up Before Swimming

Stretches for swimmersWarming up properly is key to getting an effective and injury-free workout. This is true of any sport. There have been numerous studies conducted around the area of stretching, warm-ups and the  effect it has on athletic performance. The warm-up is designed to fire-up your body's energy systems, and it's a great opportunity to mentally prepare for the physical exertion that lies ahead.

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Six Kick Switch - Backstroke Drill

Six Kick SwitchOne of the little known secrets of great swimmers is elarning to relax the hand and wrist on the recovery of the backstroke and freestyle. The ability of the swimmer to relax the hand and wrist as the arm swings over the water for the next stroke enables the arm muscles to recover more for the next underwater pull. It's also what makes the fastest swimmers look as if they're not working so hard when swimming so fast!

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How To Buy Women's Swimwear

At ProSwimwear we live and breathe swimwear, it's second nature to us. But we are aware that some may need a bit of help when it comes to getting started with the basics, the language, the various styles and materials appropriate for your purposes. You don't have time to run around finding all this info out for yourselves! Thats why we've had a go at summarising it all for you!

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How To Buy Men's Swimwear

jammers-leisureWhen it comes to buying a swimming costume there are many factors to consider. What will you be using your new swimsuit for? Will it be used once a day, once a week, or more like once a month? Do you need it for leisure swimming, training/fitness or racing? And then there's the vast amount of different styles, colours and swimwear materials to choose from, it can all be a little overwhelming. But don't fear, ProSwimwear is here to help explain the ins and outs of buying swimwear. These guides will help you figure out what sort of swimsuit to purchase for your needs.

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