Sports

Top States for Competitive Swimming

Because it does not require an outdoor venue, swimming can be practiced year round. Although it’s classified as a Summer Olympics sport, swimming at the collegiate level occurs during the winter months. The best places in America to train provide opportunities for competitive growth as well as high-quality facilities and a track record for success. […]

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How to Dive Off a Diving Board

Learning how to properly dive off a diving board is essential for avoiding possible injury. An average of 6,500 children and young adults are admitted to the hospital each year for diving-related injuries. According to a study published in “Pediatrics,” researchers affiliated with the Center for Injury Research and Policy found that most diving-related injuries […]

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Total Immersion Swimming Drills

Whether you are a beginning swimmer or a seasoned professional, Total Immersion swimming — developed by US swimming coach Terry Laughlin — might enhance your performance. If you have always struggled through the water with more traditional methods of swimming, this technique might make it easier for you. By contrast, if you are a triathlete […]

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What Kind of Exercise Is Swimming?

Although swimming is easy on the joints, it is not easy on your heart and lungs — and it is possible to become injured due to overtraining. Swimming is an intense form of aerobic or cardio activity; it will not give you big muscles and it will not improve your balance or athletic performance, except […]