Blogs about Swimming

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The mark of someone who is serious about their workouts, whether it is in the gym, or in the pool, is how much they track and monitor their workouts. Back in the day the only option to do this was the old school pen and notebook, with athletes and fitness-goers dutifully writing out their sets, reps, and workouts in a spiral-bound notebook.
Monday, July 17, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
So, staring at the black line, watching the pool tiles sail by below you for an hour or two doesn’t seem like a fun way to spend your workout. I get it. Lap swimming is a bit of an anti-social activity performed on our one, the only sound our panting and the bubbles as we soar across the width of the swimming pool.If you find that you are getting a little bored with your time spent in the pool, here are some easy ideas to try out in order to spice things up.Let’s go:
Monday, July 17, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Thinking about picking yourself a brand new racing suit for yourself or for the competitive swimmer in your life? Here are three things to keep in mind when shopping for a new tech suit:
Saturday, July 15, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
You’ve worked hard in every single one of your swim practices over the past few months. You showed up to every morning practice, even when the last thing you wanted to do was get up at 5:00am and go to the pool. You even cleaned up your diet, and started lifting weights.Now it’s time to put all that hard work onto the starting blocks and to see what you are capable of in the water. But, in order to swim your absolute fastest, you need to pick yourself out a racing suit, or as they are more commonly known in the swimming world, a jammer.
Monday, July 10, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
If you swim laps competitively, or recreationally, you’ve encountered a problem that is unique to swimming up and around the black line at your local pool—no music! Unlike when you are on the treadmill, pedaling on the bike, or lifting heavy things up and down, having your favorite tunes there to push and motivate you has always been limited to whatever garbage, err, music is being played on the house PA system.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The breaststroke, while a favored stroke of your casual lap swimmer for its ease of breath, is not an easy stroke to master for your neighbourhood competitive swimmer. Whether it is trying to master the timing of the breaststroke kick—which can leave even the most accomplished swimmer feeling like a rank amateur—to mastering the pull and kick timing, the breaststroke is deceptively hard to come to grips with.