Tagged: learn to swim

Swim Lessons Guide for Parents

Learning how to swim at a young age is important for so many reasons. Besides the safety aspect, basic swimming skills can give a child confidence, allow them to have fun and be active in the pool, and create a foundation for competitive swimming later on in life. If your child is just starting out […]

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Swimming Drills to Learn Proper Technique

In the previous four posts in our series on “Learn Swimming Strokes,” we talked about each of the strokes’ most basic components. Even though we already went over how to perform each stroke, beginners still run into issues when learning to swim. Most errors in any stroke originate from incorrect body position. Body mechanics and […]

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Learn Swimming Strokes: Butterfly

The fourth and final stroke of our swimming blog series is known by many as the most difficult to complete. Butterfly is a very physically and mentally demanding stroke, but when done properly, it looks and feels incredibly graceful. Butterfly works nearly every muscle in your body, and also works to greatly increase your lung […]

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Swimming and Saving Lives

Whether you’re an active swimmer or you haven’t swum since being a kid, the positive effects of swimming go far beyond fun. Knowing how to save a life is crucial, so below are some important reasons why adults may want to stay on top of their swimming skills.

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Learn Swimming Strokes: Breaststroke

Last week I talked a lot about the importance of switching up your strokes to help keep your body in muscular balance. Swimming more than just freestyle will help prevent overuse injuries, correct your posture (or at least avoid “swimmer’s posture”), and help tone more muscles in your body. While I mentioned backstroke was the […]

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Learn Swimming Strokes: Backstroke

As with any workout, it’s important to focus on keeping muscular balance throughout your body. Keeping all of your muscles around the same strength prevents injury, corrects posture, and assists in better body mechanics. When using swimming for exercise, many people gravitate towards freestyle for their workouts because it is typically thought of as the […]

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Learn Swimming Strokes: Freestyle

Swimming is a great form of exercise for all body types and ages. It is great for aerobic exercise, and limits the impact on joints that other aerobic exercises (such as running or biking) can have on the body. Swimming also helps to increase muscular strength and endurance, and increases flexibility. If you’ve never swam […]

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Benefits of Group Swim Lessons

Knowing how to swim is an essential safety skill for all ages. Besides that, it’s fun! Teaching a child to swim opens the door to one of the most enjoyable forms of recreation and fitness. Elite’s group swim lessons offer many benefits that you won’t find other places.

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Pool Toys Could Help Your Child Learn to Swim

Have you ever wondered what the rings, barbells, kickboards, and/or pool toys are used for during your child’s swimming lesson? The following toys and equipment can be used to help increase your child’s swim performance in all levels as they learn to swim!

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Starter Swim Tips for Adult Beginners

As Wisconsinites we are very fortunate to have so many aquatic facilities at our disposal. Whether it’s one of the beautiful saltwater pools at one of the Elite Clubs, a private or recreational pool, or one of our many local lakes and beaches, the options are nearly endless. Swimming and other aquatic sports offer a […]

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