Blogs about Swimming

Thursday, January 11, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Like most swimmers, you want more from your swimming. You want to be able to stand up on the blocks and be comfortable in knowing that you did all you could to prepare for your swimming race.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Ready to hit the pool and get in shape this year? Here are some of the common pieces of equipment that you will need in order to rock out in the pool with style and safety.
Monday, January 08, 2018 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
So you’ve made the decision to head down to your local aquatic centre and crush some laps. You’re sold on the benefits of the sport: you get a great upper and lower body workout, you get to exercise in a manner that doesn’t put a lot of pressure on your joints, and it’s also a great life skill to have for when you are down at the lake or the river.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Swimmers spend a whole lot of time going back and forth in the pool, trying to get an edge over the competition and the swimmer who they were yesterday. One of the more common tools in their efforts to conquer the pool include a pair of swimming or training fins. Generally shorter in nature, supple enough not to cause excessive blistering or bruising, and designed to help swimmers boost speed and develop power, fins are also a fun tool to use. Here are some of the reasons that swimmers should use fins when swimming.
Friday, October 13, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Ready to level up your racing and practices in the pool? Forget the big motivational lists, there are only a handful of things that you truly need to make an out-sized impact on your efforts in the chlorinated water.Here are four things that you can do to immediately boost your swimming this year in the water:
Saturday, October 07, 2017 • Silver Spring, MD 20910
HEYifetraining Fitness and Wellness
This year’s training goal was determined by my son’s wedding in October. I’m just like any other mother of the groom, and I want to be in shape for my son’s special day. With this goal in mind, I picked a big race that was close to the wedding date to keep up my training as long as possible. This year my training was a bit sluggish, and my fall in March set me back about two months.
Friday, September 22, 2017 • Silver Spring, MD 20910
HEYifetraining Fitness and Wellness
This morning I wanted to spend a little bit of time with you talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly. You may be wondering, “the good, bad, and ugly… of what?” Chafing.
Friday, August 25, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
As a lifelong competitive swimmer I have always known the benefits of spending time in the pool. But when asked by a non-swimmer friend about some advice about getting in shape in the pool, and also asked what specific benefits there were to strapping on a swimsuit and goggles and heading to the pool, I actually had to stop and think about why I love this sport (and form of exercise) so darn much.Here are some of the reasons why I love this sport.1. Outdoor lap swimming is my happy place.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
The benefits of swimming for exercise are many and similarly awesome. The water provides you a low gravity environment, making it easy on your joints. There is an endless variety of sets and workouts that you can do in the water. And you can target either your whole body, or your upper or lower body, making it handy for training around injury.
Monday, August 14, 2017 • Victoria, BC V8V2H7, CA
Working It Out
Lap swimming provides a metric ton of benefits for the exercise-enthusiast. You get a zero-gravity environment that is easy on the joints. You can mix up upper body and lower body training with ease. And with a dizzying array of workouts and sets to try, you will never get bored.But before you go and conquer the pool, you need to start by being properly equipped to dominate the water. Besides a swim suit, which I heard is key, the next piece of swimming equipment you need when hitting lap swim is a pair of swimming goggles.Here’s what you need to know.