Swimming Tips

  1. Triathlon Training Tips: Planning for the months ahead
    Triathlon Training Tips: Planning for the months ahead

    Triathlon Training Tips: Planning for the months ahead

    Following a long season you may decide to have a few weeks off to rest the muscles. Once recovered and rested however, be ready with a plan and commit to your training ahead.

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    Planning
    Decide what events you are going to do this year and commit yourself to them. I would reccomend buing a 2015 wall chart and mark them on. They are now official and you have your goals

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  2. 10 Reasons to take up Open Water Swimming!
    10 Reasons to take up Open Water Swimming!

    10 Reasons to take up Open Water Swimming!

    For many of us, a new year means a new set of challenges, goals and resolutions to accomplish in 2015!

    Open water swimming has becoming increasingly popular, with people all over the country taking to inland lakes, rivers and canals as well as the open sea to test their swimming strength.

    If you’re thinking of taking a leap from the comfort of your local pool to the tests of the open water in 2015, Adam Walker, Zoggs ‘Open Water Swimming Ambassador and the first Briton to

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  3. How to improve your butterfly technique
    How to improve your butterfly technique

    How to improve your butterfly technique

    Butterfly is generally accepted as one of the toughest of all strokes both in terms of technique and strength. The butterfly technique burns around 750 calories per hour, working the abdominals, triceps, pectorals, shoulders and quadriceps. Perfecting this physically demanding stoke can often be difficult.

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    To help, the team here at Zoggs have put

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  4. Preparing your little ones for swimming lessons
    Preparing your little ones for swimming lessons

    Preparing your little ones for swimming lessons

    A child's first swimming lesson can be an exciting experience for youngsters and parent’s alike. There are a number steps that can be taken beforehand to ensure your child feels confident and at ease before the lessons begin!

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    Start with a bath

    The simple task of having a bath can begin to support your child in their first steps in taking swimming l

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  5. Zoggs Goggles Fitting Guide
    Zoggs Goggles Fitting Guide

    Zoggs Goggles Fitting Guide

    Ensuring your goggles fit comfortably and securely is key to a great swim!  Your goggles will help protect your eyes and ultimately improve performance during your next swim session; therefore it is important that they fit correctly.

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    The team at Zoggs have put together

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  6. Top 10 FAQs about Swimming
    Top 10 FAQs about Swimming

    Top 10 FAQs about Swimming

    We ask our Learn to Swim Ambassador the top 10 most frequently asked questions about swimming.

    1. What is the best time of day to swim?

    Personally, I prefer to swim in the morning before I work or start the things I need to do for the day. But, if you prefer, during your lunch break is also a good time. Ultimately, you want to be relaxed in the pool, not stressed and not thinking about the day.

    2. Why are water exercises good for you?

    Water exercises can help support the body to develop strength, fitness and stamina whilst also burning calories. As water is a relatively weightless

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  7. Top 10 Reasons to LOVE swimming!
    Top 10 Reasons to LOVE swimming!

    Top 10 Reasons to LOVE swimming!

    This blog is a shout out for all of you that LOVE swimming and also a reminder for those who wonder what all the fuss is about.

    Personally I could go on forever about the benefits of swimming but let’s keep things short and sweet and see if any of these tickle your fancy.

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    1) Enjoyment World Wide – You can swim and enjoy different water environments anywhere in

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  8. How to perfect your freestyle stroke
    How to perfect your freestyle stroke

    How to perfect your freestyle stroke

    Freestyle is also known as Front Crawl and is typically referred to as the fastest and most efficient stroke of them all.

    Without making things too technical, an efficient freestyle stroke will enable you to burn up to 600 calories per hour whilst giving your body a great workout.

    How to perfect your freestyle stroke

    When perfecting your

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  9. 5 Tips to Help Improve Your Swimming Technique
    5 Tips to Help Improve Your Swimming Technique

    5 Tips to Help Improve Your Swimming Technique

    Here are 5 simple tips to enable you to swim for a longer period and enjoy your time in the water.

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    1) Face in the water – There are a lot of swimmers who don’t actually like to get their head or face wet. They would rather get in and out and not have the hassle of wet hair and water in their eyes. Whilst this may be an enjoyable short term solution, long term it wil

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  10. A Guide to Beginner Swimmers
    A Guide to Beginner Swimmers

    A Guide to Beginner Swimmers

    The concept of beginning swimming whether you’re a child or an adult can be a daunting experience. As a child you often have the reassurance of your parents to encourage and support you, to enable it to be one that is remembered as a positive and enjoyable experience. For an adult or even a young teenager, the thought of starting swimming as a beginner is a lot harder than most people realize. The biggest challenge is not actually that you technically don’t know the strokes, as most have a general idea from what they have seen from others, but more the perception of how you think you might look and what you think might happen that is most off

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