A good warm up is essential to limit your chances of injury. With swimming using large groups of muscles it is essential that you use efficient movements and…

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Can you wash your hair with an ear infection? Keep your ear as dry as possible for 7 to 10 days. Try to keep water out of your…

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Breaststroke is a much better cardiovascular workout than the other strokes. It helps strengthen heart and lungs while toning thighs, upper back, triceps, hamstrings and lower legs. It…

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“When you’re growing you leg hair, it’s creating more drag when you’re in the water and you’re not removing those dead skin cells constantly with the razor,” Roe…

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Six Beat kick is a technique with six leg beats per arm cycle (i.e. two strokes). This movement technique has a greater frequency of beat, so the freestyle…

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The butterfly stroke is undoubtedly the best to tone the abs. As if four strokes were not enough, there are alternatives to the classic swim strokes to tone…

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International swimming competitions feature four strokes: freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke. The freestyle remains the fastest stroke, according to world records posted on USAswimming.com, followed by butterfly, backstroke…

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The US have clearly won the most gold medals and the most medals overall, more than doubling the next ranked country (these figures include medals won in Rio…

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The kick is sometimes referred to as a “frog kick” because of the resemblance to the movement of a frog’s hind legs; however, when done correctly it is…

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The most common infections swimmers encounter are toenail fungus and athlete’s foot. Both are caused by dermatophytes, a group of fungi that grow on the hair, skin, and…

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