Archive for May 2018

Fun Trivia You Never Knew About Swimming

Swimming as a sport is over 10,000 years old. Over the years much has changed and we have lost track of some of our history. So, today I take a break from stroke mechanics and training concepts to have a little fun with the history of swimming, so enjoy these fun facts about swimming you…

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Chlorine and your Hair: it can be better

“Regular exposure to chlorine and minerals can cause lasting damage to your hair. Chlorine strips your hair of the natural oils that lubricate and protect it. Once the oils have been stripped, other minerals begin to build up around the hair follicles. This process can cause your hair to become dry, weighted down, or (in…

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Some Chlorine Myths

Managing pool chemicals can get confusing and more complicated than most non-pool professionals realize.  Read on to bust some of the myths I hear all the time: Your pool uses a salt water or saline system, so you don’t have chlorine in your pool. Sorry to tell you, but salt or saline systems simply use…

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The Problems of not Having a Coach

Many adult swimmers swim without a coach. Whether you are a lap swimmer, triathlete, came into Masters as an adult or grew up as a competitive swimmer who finished with a college or even post college career with national level swimming, you need to work with a coach. It doesn’t need to be every day,…

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Why too little body roll is a slow way to swim

This is part three in a three-part series on common mistakes in freestyle. Last week we discussed too much roll the neck.  I don’t want to confuse anyone, this week we are discussing roll of the torso, not the neck. Correct freestyle technique calls for the shoulders and torso to roll with each stroke to…

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