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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For each gold medal an athlete wins, they receive $25,000. Silver and bronze medals also come with a cash prize, but significantly less than the gold medal. Silver…

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For maximum weight loss, swimming on an empty stomach is ideal. … Not only will a swim in the morning before breakfast burn more fat, but it will…

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Swimmer’s itch typically clears up on its own within a week. In the meantime, you can control itching with over-the-counter antihistamines or anti-itch creams, such as those that…

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It is a strange ritual, peculiar–but also essential–to swimming. For six-month periods, female swimmers refrain from shaving their legs. Then, when they do shave, they are joined by…

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You should plan on swimming for 30 minutes, then, so that your actual exercise time (as opposed to rest time) ends up around 20 minutes. To begin, commit…

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Cable Beach in Broome is safe for swimming for most of the tourist season, but not during the wet season. From November to about May, even June, the…

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