Tagged: swimming for exercise

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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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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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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Benefits of Private Swim Lessons

Are you or your child getting the most out of your swim lessons? Are they progressing as quickly as you’d like? Are they getting enough attention and swim time? These issues can be discouraging for both swimmers and parents. Private swim lessons can solve those problems, and many more.  Here are some benefits to consider […]

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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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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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