Why you should attend a swim camp

Camping is an outdoor activity that you all should do at one time or another. Camps are fun and you get to learn tons of things from them, and those apply to all kinds of camp, including swim camps.

Why you should attend a swim camp

While you have to bring your best camping tents when going on a normal camping trip, you have to bring your A game when going on a swim camp. If not, the camp will help to bring out the A game in you.

While many people think that it is better to just stick to the local pool and coach, to keep to oneself, exercise at one’s own pace and do it in one’s own way, there are many good reasons to do just the opposite. Here are the reasons you should look up for information regarding a swim camp and register immediately.

  1. The environment:

That is the first and most important reason why everybody is attending or sending their kids to camps: A change in the environment, and a positive one at that. Swim camps provide the environment for improvements, fun, friends and competitiveness. With their schedule, facilities and many passionate swimmers around, you will feel like working harder and actually perform better.

It is always important to step out of your comfort zone sometimes, in this case that is your local pool with all the stuffs that you are familiar with. There is hardly any chance for you to be lax at a camp. They allow you to unleash some hidden potentials that you might not know of when going at your own pace.

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9 Good foods for swimmers

Exercising is meant to boost your health and stamina through exerting yourself, so you cannot exercise with an empty stomach. The same thing applies to swimming. Swimmers need to provide themselves with enough nutrition and they have to do that moderately, not too much or too few, and punctually.

9 Good foods for swimmers

You have to pay attention to what you eat and how you eat so that you can achieve the desired results through training and competing. If you train for a long time, you might need energy foods in-between practices and on race days, you should do the same between events. Drink a lot, too. Staying hydrated is as important in swimming as it is in any sport.

If you have the right ingredients but you do not prepare them the right way, all the time you take to pick them will go to waste. You should look for those healthy recipes. Maybe you can get the best induction cookware out there to make the job of preparing them easier and faster.

While water helps with digesting foods, swimmers need foods that are easy to digest. Apples, bananas, pretzels… are recommended for taking in-between events. Though there are variations and good food choices depend on each person differently, here are some foods that generally are good for swimmers.

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Controversial aspects of swimming that you have to get straights

Controversial aspects of swimming that you have to get straights

Just like any sport out there, swimming has many controversial aspects regarding training and techniques. If you take swimming seriously and want to become an advanced swimmer, you should take extra care on how you train, your swimming form and style. And that means you should not get these things wrong.

  1. Technique or fitness:

Technique is certainly the key to swimming effectively. Swimming is a techniccal sport to its core. Technique is what keeps you floating, what helps you move forward with each stroke and how far and how fast you can swim.

However, if you just have technique on mind and do not pay attention to fitness, you will soon reach a point where you cannot improve any further. Also, you will probably cannot perform well in long-distance competition because of your lacking in stamina (http://www.livestrong.com/article/179485-how-to-increase-swimming-stamina/).

Therefore, you have to combine both technique and fitness training to become as good a swimmer as you can. You can try a lot of different approaches but remember to keep a good balance of these two kinds of training. Those 2 elements combined will lead you towards becoming a strong swimmer.

One more thing, if you are striving to be a triathlete, you should add open water training to your training plan, too.

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Why swimming should be your next choice of sport

Why swimming should be your next choice of sport

Many people think that swimming is merely for summer fun. However, swimming is a very effective, full-body workout that everyone should try. If you already are a runner or participate in any kind of high-impact sports, swimming is a way to balance your workout.

Everybody can benefit from swimming. Here are a few reason why you should probably add swimming to your existing weekly routine.

  1. You get to put your total body to work:

When you swim, you have to work your whole body, literally from head to toes. You use your arms for pushing the water, your legs and your hips for kicking. You have to keep your body align. You have to roll, to turn. You have to swim with your whole body.

Many people have to make a plan to work specific muscles. You can work your entire body with four kinds of swimming stroke. Moreover, your core strength can be developed through using all body’s muscles simultaneously.

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5 Tips to become a better swimmer

5 Tips to become a better swimmer 5 Tips to become a better swimmer

Swimming is a sport that has attracted a lot of beginners (7 Beginner tips for swimming) recently, regardless of their ages. You might want to take up on swimming as a way to cross-train or simply because you want to be good at one more sport. Either way, you have made a good choice.

There are many benefits to swimming. It is good for your cardiovascular system. It helps you release stress, control your weight and increase your stamina. Since it is a low-impact sport, it balances with those kind of high-impact activities like running and HIIT workout.

Nonetheless, because swimming is a water sport, you might find it so foreign at first. So, here we list something that can help you get accustomed to the sport and improve your performance efficiently.

  1. Do not set the bar too high:

Working out in the water is nothing like working out on land. Swimming being a low-impact (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/low-impact-exercises_n_1434616.html) sport does not mean it does not cost you as much energy as other high-impact ones. Being able to work out for an hour continuously on land does not mean that you can swim continuously for an hour. Even if you are a very good runner, you might find out that you cannot swim very far.

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7 Beginner tips for swimming

While running (Tips to enjoy running to the fullest) is the most popular land sport, swimming is probably the most popular water sport. Though somebody might not be comfortable in the water, swimming can be very fun and even addictive after you start to like it.

7 Beginner tips for swimming

However, if you do not learn the basics of swimming carefully, you might have trouble improving yourself at the sport. Here, we introduce some things you should be aware of when learning or training.

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