Blogs about Swimming

Sunday, March 12, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The swim season is a long, long haul. For many fast age group swimmers there is no season—it’s non-stop from September to August, with a week or two to recover, catch up on socializing, and prepare for another monster season.With the length of the season it’s natural that there are going to be some serious dips in motivation. Sustaining that kind of focus and discipline for the seemingly endless swim practices is hard. I get it. Been there, done that.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
It’s the injury that is so common for swimmer’s that it is literally called “swimmer’s shoulder.”
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Swimmers spend a whole heap of time swimming up and down that tiled black line.From those shiver-inducing 4:45am workouts, to the long holiday training camps, to a season that a never quite seems to end competitive swimmers invest a lot into the sport. This commitment extends itself to weight training for swimmers, and to the “dryland” side of their workouts.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Sure, you might know a little bit about Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympian of all time. But did you know what his connection to Under Armour is? Or how much money the 5-time Olympian has made in a 20-year professional swimming career?Here are some fun facts about the greatest swimmer of all time, Michael Phelps:
Thursday, February 16, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
For swimmers there are fewer things they like hearing more than “paddles and fins!” The reasons are simple, it’s a break from the monotonous nature of most swim workouts, that can last up to two hours and cover nearly 7,000m per session, and of course, wearing paddles and fins is simply fun.After all, you get to go a whole lot faster than you normally would.Here are some best reasons that swimming paddles will help you become a faster swimmer.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Swimmers love their toys in the water—and swim paddles are no exception. In a mesh bag that includes fins, a pull buoy, snorkel and a multitude of other pieces of swimming equipment, there is perhaps nothing that swimmers regard with as much fondness as their paddles.Here are a few of the reasons that swimmers go ga-ga when it comes to training with swim paddles:
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Monday, January 30, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The swimmer’s gear bag has really filled up in recent years. Where at one point water-born athletes only had to worry about having a kickboard and pull buoy on deck now we have various sizes of paddles, fins, ankle bands, and one of the more recent additions—the snorkel.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Roman Dockery's Blog
Yoga is known to effectively improve your flexibility while calming your mind and relieving stress.  However, if you’re aiming to lose weight and have an overall healthy body, yoga alone is not enough.  In fact, in one study, participants doing yoga for half an hour burned only about 120 calories while other exercises burned more, such as aerobics, which consumed at least 165 calories.