Blogs about Swimming

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
You’ve worked hard, done all the meters and yards, mastered your nutrition, fixed your bad sleeping habits, and sharpened your skills through the taper and specific phases of your training. And now, it’s time to drop the hammer on your personal best times in competition.But first, you need to pick yourself up a racing suit in order to maximize all of your hard work. Here are some tips for picking the best swim jammers.
Monday, June 11, 2018 • Hyattsville, MD 20782
The Bio Mechanic
For the past 9 months, practically everyone who knows even the tiniest bit about me has been asking what I'm training for these days (because even the most casual acquaintance knows I'm a training/racing freak). Until last week the answer has been: nothing. To most triathletes, this means I've had nothing to live for! It is a weird answer for me to give considering that for the past 10 years I have trained for and completed in multiple races per year. So how did I decide that NOT racing was a good idea?
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Ready to get your lap swim on? Here’s what you need to know about one of the essentials of crushing it in the water—a waterproof fitness tracker for swimming.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The pool noodle is one of the most enjoyable pieces of swim equipment kicking around the pool deck. The uses for it are basically only as limited as your imagination.Whether you are just splashing around, learning to swim, or looking to get a serious workout in, there is plenty of awesomeness that comes when you pick out the best pool noodle for your water activities.Here’s just some of the fun things you can do in the water with these bad boys:Getting used to being in the water.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Ready to hit the local lap pool and get in shape by crushing some lengths in the water? You’re in good company—millions take to their local aquatic facilities on the daily to get in shape. Swimming is fantastic exercise. Not only do you get a great aerobic workout (along with the lung capacity training that comes with having to hold your breath while swimming), but you are also able to get fit without thrashing your joints or exclusively targeting one area of your body.But first thing’s first.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise around. There is an endless number of ways that you can push and train yourself in the water.If you are looking for a straight-up upper body workout, strap on an ankle band, some paddles, and a pull buoy and blast away at your lats, shoulders and chest.If it’s your lower body that you want to tax, strap on some fins and get some low impact power and speed work.
Sunday, March 04, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
They help you learn better and more efficient technique. They motivate, encourage, and push you when you need it most. They give you the tools to learn how to believe in yourself so that you can give your best more often in the pool.They are your local neighborhood swim coach.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The laps have been completed, you showed up to all those extra morning workouts (even in the dead of winter), you had your nutrition game on point, and know it’s time to pick out a racing suit to help you crush the competition and your personal best times on race day.But what kind of suit should you get? What is the best swim jammer for the particular meet you are attending? In this quick buyer’s guide we are going to break down what to look for when picking the best swimming jammers.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Wearables have become a common place site with athletes both in the gym and on the trails. My runner and cyclist friends are all avid wearable-rockers. This trend has slowly found itself to the local swimming pools as well.The big issue—which our land-bound athletic brethren don’t suffer from as much—is the accuracy aspect. Most waterproof wearables don’t track strokes other than front crawl, are easily
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro is an old-school tool in many ways: there’s no fancy buttons or apps, just a beeping metronome that you set and attach to your head.For some of you, the Tempo Trainer will possibly remind you of the “beep test” that many of us had to do in high school and elementary school. Fortunately, you can set the speed and frequency on this particular device.Here are some of the reasons you should use this bad boy in training: