Tagged: lap swimming

Shallow Water Blackout: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

Holding your breath underwater for a prolonged period of time can be deadly. A condition known as shallow water blackout can occur if you “faint” in the water, which can have tragic consequences if rescue isn’t immediate. Learn how shallow water blackout occurs so you can prevent it from happening to you, your child, or […]

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How Our Saltwater Pools Work

Our saltwater pools are less harsh on hair and skin than typical chemically treated pools. But how does a saltwater filtration system clean the pool? Get ready for a science lesson!

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How to Do a Flip Turn

Lap swimming is one of the best forms of exercise because it combines cardio with water resistance. Plus, it’s easier on the joints. A key component of swimming laps is the flip turn, which allows you to keep moving continuously. We put together a short flip turn tutorial so you can maximize your effectiveness in […]

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Swimming: The Well-Rounded Exercise

It’s a well-known fact that exercise is good for your body. It’s also very well-known that exercise can be good for your mood. While any type of movement can be credited toward both of those “good for you” categories, aerobic exercise holds an extra special place. Swimming specifically is known to drastically increase physical health […]

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6 Tips for Swim Breathing

There’s so much to think about while swimming. To some it comes naturally, to others it takes hours of practice and instruction. In any case, learning a few new tips here and there is always helpful for new and experienced swimmers alike. Here’s some pointers to help you improve your swim breathing technique.

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Swim Fit: Taking You from In Shape to Swim Shape

The last time I swam laps with any serious intention was when I was 17, representing my high school swim team. Fast-forward 18 years later. I’m standing on the edge of the lap pool at Elite-Mequon, wearing the same competition suit that I wore in high school (which fits a bit differently since having children). I’m […]

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Why You Should Start Swimming for Exercise

After an invigorating workout full of sweat (and maybe some tears), you feel great. Your blood is pumping, you have more energy, and you feel as if you can take on the world. The only problem is…you actually have to DO the workout. Sometimes it’s harder getting yourself out the door and to your health club than […]

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