Swimming Tips

  1. 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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  2. 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!

    Apples
    Apple body types benefit f

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    Butterfly

    To help, the team here at Zoggs have put

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  10. 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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