Swimming Tips

  1. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Lillian's First Swimming Lesson
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Lillian's First Swimming Lesson

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Lillian's First Swimming Lesson

    Lillian has tackled her first swimming lesson! Find out how it went and her top tips on what to pack for every swimmer's first lesson...

    What do I need to pack?

    If I was going to go for it I decided I needed to be prepared (all the gear and no idea scenario!) So chatting to various swimmers I came up with a packing list….

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  2. The Magic of the Zoggs Water Wing Vest
    The Magic of the Zoggs Water Wing Vest

    The Magic of the Zoggs Water Wing Vest

    We love the Water Wing vest so what better way to show this than to find out what others think...

    Since using the Zoggs Water Wing Vest in lessons, it has produced incredible results in the confidence and technique of students. I wanted to share a few stories that stand out in using the product as at first I was cautious putting it on my students and I wasn’t sure how well it would work. While at first it looked as though it would work similarly to arm bands and limit arm movement and inhibit good body position, I found it was completely different to my first impression. H

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  3. Parents' Guide: Taking your child swimming this weekend?
    Parents' Guide: Taking your child swimming this weekend?

    Parents' Guide: Taking your child swimming this weekend?

    It's commonly known that children learn to swim as much from their parents at the weekend, as in their weekly lessons. Although the benefits are evident it can sometimes seem like an uphill struggle at times to take the kids swimming at the weekend, you get them to the pool and get them changed but what next? Our Learn to Swim teacher tackles the most common questions asked by parents about how to develop their child’s swim development:

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  4. Zoggs Tips: Introducing Your Baby to the Swimming Pool
    Zoggs Tips: Introducing Your Baby to the Swimming Pool

    Zoggs Tips: Introducing Your Baby to the Swimming Pool

    Swimming is a fantastic bonding activity for parents and their babies, but when is the right time to introduce little ones to the pool? We tackle some of the most common questions:

    How old should my baby be before their first swim?

    You won’t need to wait for your baby to be immunised before taking them to the pool; the chlorine in the water will kill off any germs. Most baby swimming classes will accept newborns from 4-6 weeks of age, and will take place in smaller pools for safety. However, it’s advisable for new mums to wait at least six weeks after labour before going swimming. Your body wil

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  5. Swimming Goggles: Your FAQs Answered
    Swimming Goggles: Your FAQs Answered

    Swimming Goggles: Your FAQs Answered

    Swimming goggles play a fantastic part in getting the most out of your swims! Zoggs_2015_03_05_4435ow (1)Here at Zoggs, we understand that whether you're buying goggles for yourself or for the whole family, it can be difficult to know exactly which goggles will best suit your swimming needs. We've been designing and innovating swimming goggles since 1992 and want to ensure each and every swimmer finds the

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  6. What Are the Best Foods to Eat Before and After a Swim?
    What Are the Best Foods to Eat Before and After a Swim?

    What Are the Best Foods to Eat Before and After a Swim?

    What Are the Best Foods to Eat Before and After a Swim?Whether you swim for exercise, competition or fun, taking on the right fuel can make a real difference to your performance in the pool and your body’s ability to recover once you leave it, but what should you eat and when?
    Take a quick look at the Zoggs’ guide to the best foods to eat before and after your swim:

    Best Foods Before a Swim

    Swimming works your cardiovascular system and muscles without putting too much strain on your joints, that’s what makes it such a great form of exercise, but in order to get the full health benef

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  7. 5 Reasons Why Your Next Workout Should Be a Swim
    5 Reasons Why Your Next Workout Should Be a Swim

    5 Reasons Why Your Next Workout Should Be a Swim

    endurance swimwearLooking for an alternative to the gym or considering your options for starting an exercise regime? Then here are just 5 reasons why your next workout should be a swim:

    1. It Helps You to Lose Weight

    Swimming is one of the most efficient ways to ditch the calories and lose weight. According to recent studies, swimming freestyle at a slow pace for 30-minutes can burn around 350 calories depending on the weight and speed of the person.
    Compared to the same amount of time spent doing other moderate activities like walking (75 Kcal), cycling (180

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  8. Man Vs Ocean: Zoggs Open Water Swim Ambassador Adam Walker Launches Autobiography
    Man Vs Ocean: Zoggs Open Water Swim Ambassador Adam Walker Launches Autobiography

    Man Vs Ocean: Zoggs Open Water Swim Ambassador Adam Walker Launches Autobiography

    Man V Ocean Book JacketAdam 'Ocean' Walker was the first Briton to complete the 7 toughest channel swims in the World, also known as the Oceans 7! This incredible endurance challenge is considered the ocean equivalent to the "Seven Summits" and Adam was the second person ever to complete all seven swims on his first attempt!

    This autobiography captures Adam's journey from being a toaster salesman to becoming the 5th person in the World to complete the Oceans 7 challenge. The Oceans 7 is not for the faint-hearted - Adam took on the English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Molokai Strait, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Strait, Cook Strait and

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  9. Zoggs Tips: How to Stay Motivated to Swim Throughout Winter
    Zoggs Tips: How to Stay Motivated to Swim Throughout Winter

    Zoggs Tips: How to Stay Motivated to Swim Throughout Winter

    Swimming is often thought of as a summer activity but it’s actually the perfect sport for staying in shape and having fun throughout winter.

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    If you don’t already have a regular swim routine, now is the ideal time to create one: pools are generally quieter at this time of year so you’ll have more space to try new strokes and improve your technique or if you’re a nervous swimmer, build up your confidence in the water.

    Here’s a few tips on how to

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  10. 3 Training Aids to Help Improve Your Swimming Technique
    3 Training Aids to Help Improve Your Swimming Technique

    3 Training Aids to Help Improve Your Swimming Technique

    Improving your swimming technique means developing your strength, rhythm and body position in the water so that you can enjoy faster, longer and safer swims. 

    One of the most effective ways to make improvements is to swim with training aids and whether you want to work on your upper, lower or whole-body technique, we’ve got a training aid to match:

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