Tagged: swimming

Glossary of Swimming Terms

If you’re not a regular swimmer, you might not be familiar with common swimming terms associated with exercise or racing. While there are plenty of terms in the swimming world, we’ve compiled a list you might hear us using around the clubs during swim lessons or classes.

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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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Becoming a Lifeguard

Is your teen looking for a rewarding job? Why not become a lifeguard? Lifeguards need to be good problem-solvers, clear communicators, and calm in stressful situations – all skills needed in their future careers. They will also learn teamwork, time management, customer service skills, and how to work with a variety of personalities.

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10 Indoor Workouts to Do During Winter

While some people look forward to winter, many others aren’t a fan of the cold weather. The snow and biting temperatures are enough to leave you unmotivated to do just about anything. However, if you get moving and active at the gym, you can warm your body right up and fight that cabin fever! Avoid […]

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Member Stories: Geoff Mykleby – Successful Swimming

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience: Geoff Mykleby has been a […]

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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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Is Carb-Loading Before a Swim Meet a Good Idea?

For all those who participated in high school sports, you are probably familiar with the event called “carb-loading” or a “carbo-cram.” This involves eating large amounts of carbohydrate-rich foods the day prior to a big sporting event. The thought behind this nutrition technique is to maximize energy levels before an endurance competition. Does it really […]

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Make A Splash with Elite’s Aquatic Exercise Classes

It doesn’t matter if you’re a child, a senior or somewhere in between: Elite has plenty of water exercise classes for all ages! Given the many benefits of exercising in water, aquatics exercise classes are a great addition to your typical workout routine. Here’s a breakdown of our current aquatic exercise schedule, and what it […]

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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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Aquatics Instructor Highlight: Alexis Falci

Alexis Falci is a swim instructor and Swim Club coach at Elite Sports Club – Brookfield. Alexis finds it rewarding to see her students progress with each lesson. She believes swimming is an important skill to learn because it can be used for your entire life, both for exercise and for safety. Learn more about […]

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