Fact: Swimming can actually help to relieve cramps caused by your period. This is because when you exercise, your body releases endorphins which act as your body’s natural…

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Swimming is an equivalency sport, which means all scholarships are not full scholarships, and coaches may divide the total number of scholarships allotted to them between as many…

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Pectoral and Latissimus dorsi muscles are used to sweep the arms inwards against the water. Glutes and Quadriceps muscles power the breaststroke kick. Does breaststroke tone the stomach?…

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Your brain loves swimming. The extra blood and oxygen helps you become more alert, awake, and focused. It releases endorphins, the “feel good” hormones in our body. Why…

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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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