28 ways you can get disqualified. Swimming rules and regulations according to FINA

Swimming doesn’t seem like a complicated sport with a lot of rules. However, there are at least 26 rules that can get you disqualified. Start 1- On the starter’s command “take your marks”, swimmers shall immediately take up a starting position with at least one foot at the front of Continue Reading

2 Skills to improve your underwater dolphin kick. Swim faster underwater

There are two main challenges in doing an effective underwater kick. Maintaining a good streamline position and moving your body like a dolphin. The tighter the streamline is the less resistance you will have in the water. Submarines have that shape for a reason. If you let water pass besides Continue Reading

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How to win individual medley races. Why swimmers slow down and how take advantage of it

Swimming the individual medley is not easy. you must be good at all the four strokes or at least not have a very weak stroke. But you can always tell when someone slows down in their weakest stroke, usually breaststroke. To get good at your weakest stroke requieres a lot Continue Reading

Swimming tutorial. Legs. Part 3. How to improve your Freestyle Swimming Technique | Stroke.

If you really want to get better at swimming you need to learn how to kick properly. Here are four things that can help you perfect your kicking technique. In the last video I talked about shoulder rotation. The hip rotation should be synchronized with the shoulders. While the hips Continue Reading

How long does it take to be a good swimmer?

How long does it take to be a good swimmer? Well it depends on what you define as “good”. For example It took Michael Phelps 8 years to qualify for the 2000 Sydney olympics. He started swimming at age 7. Which means that he was only 16 when he broke Continue Reading

Freestyle swimming technique: Breaking 1 minute in 100 meters | Boat freestyle

This video has 6 parts: This 100 meters all out freestyle swimming demonstration. A strategy to swim 100 meters fast 5 Common problems 17 Exercises to help you break the 1:00 barrier A section for you to help me drop 1 second A Giveaway. Strategy The strategy to swim a Continue Reading

10 Swimming hacks for a more enjoyable time at the swimming pool

Here are 10 swimming hacks you can use to have a better experience in the pool. 1- Getting water out of you ear can be tricky. a safe way of dealing with the problem is using gravity to help you out. Oh and don’t put anything inside your ear, that Continue Reading

Freestyle Swimming tutorial. Hands. Part 1. How to improve your Freestyle Swim Technique | Beginners

Any sport requires you to develop your kinesthetic intelligence in order to improve. So let’s get started with the basics. This part of your hand is extremely sensitive. Use this to your advantage as you improve your stroke. When you swim feel how the water moves through them. In order Continue Reading

Dear “normal” people. A letter to non-swimmers

Dear normal people, I’m writing to you from the pool. I just wanted to clear up some points. 10- This is backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle. 9- I do not “play” a sport. I don’t go chasing after a ball, lift heavy things or use sweaty clothes. I go to Continue Reading