Swimming Tips

  1. Zoggs Technique Tips: Perfecting your Backstroke
    Zoggs Technique Tips: Perfecting your Backstroke

    Zoggs Technique Tips: Perfecting your Backstroke

    On holiday, backstroke gives you the opportunity to enjoy blue skies or even stars overhead, and in a pool, the chance to vary your workout. But the stroke is not without its difficulties, not least because the majority of us are asymmetric, making even swimming in a straight line somewhat challenging!

    The following technique tips for perfecting your backstroke will help you learn how to master the stroke and enjoy your swims, anywhere:

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  2. Technique Tips: How to Use Training Fins
    Technique Tips: How to Use Training Fins

    Technique Tips: How to Use Training Fins

    At Zoggs, we’re passionate about all things swimming and that’s why we produce a range of swimwear, swimming aids and equipment that’s designed to help you make the very most of your swim time.

    Some of the most popular swimming aids we provide are training fins and if you haven’t tried them yet, here’s a brief guide to how they work and what the benefits are:

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  3. Why Swimming Lessons are not just for Kids...
    Why Swimming Lessons are not just for Kids...

    Why Swimming Lessons are not just for Kids...

    Most of us understand the concept of swimming lessons, they’re for kids to make sure they are safe around water… right?

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    We think there's much more to it than simply learning to be safe. Of course learning to swim competently will make your children more capable of getting to safety if they find themselves out of their depth in water. However, there is a whole new world that swimming lessons can

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  4. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Beginners Butterfly
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Beginners Butterfly

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Beginners Butterfly

    Butterfly Zoggs Swim DiaryWe had an exhausting but exhilarating swimming class this week learning butterfly. It’s not a stroke we touch upon too frequently, and ordinarily it’s just a small element of a class, but this week, it was all about the fly. At the beginning of the class I was a little bit nervous, but excited too. It’s one of those strokes that is scary but fun at the same time. When done correctly it looks amazing, almost like the swimmer is flying through the water, probably where it got its name!

    The class was very tiring, butterfly is an aerobic stroke and also not one that we were used to swimming, so it did feel like a harder class than usual. We di

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  5. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills

    This week is Drowning Prevention Week 2015; at swimming pools across the country, lessons this week are focusing on survival skills. So, I rocked up at my swimming lesson yesterday in some fairly thick joggers (I was feeling pretty brave) and a t-shirt over my swimming costume.

    We leapt straight into learning how to enter the water without getting your head wet or sinking too deep – ideal if you have to enter water for any reason but can’t see what’s lurking below the surface – think shopping trolleys, sharp m

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  6. Choosing the right swimming costume for your shape
    Choosing the right swimming costume for your shape

    Choosing the right swimming costume for your shape

    Selecting the right swimsuit to flatter your shape can be a lot easier if you understand the basic principles of body types. Typically, female body shapes are broadly categorised into a series of characteristics and understanding which shape you are can ultimately help you to pick the type of swimming costume that will suit you best.

    Here’s our guide to the five key body shapes, and swimwear suggestions
    for each shape to help you look and feel your best this summer!

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  7. 5 Essential Swim Safety Tips for Children
    5 Essential Swim Safety Tips for Children

    5 Essential Swim Safety Tips for Children

    Even if you have been to the beach or pool many times with your little ones, it is still really important to be aware of basic swim safety precautions that will help you to minimise the risks.

    As parents, we are responsible for showing our children how to be safe around water. Doing this requires a fine balance between teaching them to respect the potential dangers, without making them nervous of the water.

    In this blog post, we will explain some essential swim safety

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  8. Adam "Ocean" Walker: 7 Steps from Pool to Open Water
    Adam "Ocean" Walker: 7 Steps from Pool to Open Water

    Adam "Ocean" Walker: 7 Steps from Pool to Open Water

    he Guardian newspaper recently described open water swimming as the “trend of 2015” and with more open water swimming events taking place across the UK in 2015, we couldn’t agree more!

    If you’re thinking of taking the leap from the comfort of your local swimming pool to the challenges of the open water in 2015, Zoggs open water swimming Ambassador Adam 'Ocean' Walker, the first Briton to swim the toughest 7 oceans in the world, has put together 7 expert tips to will help you make a smooth transition…

    1. Equipment
    Buying the right equipment is key! This includes a swim hat (

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  9. Zoggs Pull Buoy Training Tips
    Zoggs Pull Buoy Training Tips

    Zoggs Pull Buoy Training Tips

    A pull buoy is designed to help you focus on building your upper body strength and stroke technique. The Zoggs team has put together a guide to how they work, and how you can make them work for you….

    Better balance, better stroke
    With a pull buoy positioned between your thighs, your body will stay high in the water creating a more efficient, streamlined body position. Unless you’re a very strong swimmer, the pull buoy will probably do a better job of thi

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  10. First time swimming with your baby: what to expect
    First time swimming with your baby: what to expect

    First time swimming with your baby: what to expect

    Going swimming with your baby for the first time is a new experience for you both to savour. Excitement can give way to apprehension, but if you know what to expect then you can get the most out of swimming with your child from the word go. Here are some top tips from a qualified swimming teacher.

    Feeling comfortable and confident
    To begin with, it should all be about making your baby feel comfortable in the environment – and that’s not likely to be the case on the very first visit. It is important not to approach baby swimming with a rulebook, or even have too much of an idea of

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