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Backyard Pool Safety

A residential pool can be a source of beauty, a center for fun, and a valuable tool for health. However, it can also be extremely dangerous: drowning is the second most common cause of death among children ages 1-4, and most of those deaths happen in residential pools.(1) Backyard pool safety is no joke! If you have your own smal...

Beating the Weight Loss Plateau [With Swimming]

If the words "weight loss" make you groan like an 8th grade history class getting a pop quiz, then you're not alone. This study shows that 50% of American adults wants to lose weight, but only 25% are making serious changes to try to reach that goal. I would venture to say that the percentage of those actually seeing a difference o...

Secondary Drowning

For most of us, the fear of drowning is real and emotional. Nobody wants to be stuck in deep water, struggling for air and feeling the water coming in. The scenes that are drawn in our minds are frightening, and can be easily pictured. But, could you imagine drowning while at home on your couch? Between the years of 2005 an...

Freestyle Stroke Biomechanics

Now with more! Originally posted on our blog by Lauren Griffith as "The Kinesiology and Biomechanics of the Freestyle Stroke" Parts 1 and 2. How many laps of the freestyle stroke do you think you've performed? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? And which muscles do you use? Have you ever felt that comfortable ache in your muscles aft...
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Waterproof Headphones: Underwater Audio’s Comprehensive Guide

Underwater Audio currently offers four styles of waterproof headphones with five different types of earbuds, many of which come in multiple sizes. It's time to clear up some of the confusion and learn how to get the most out of your waterproof headphones. Know what you're here for? Skip to: Swimbuds Swimbuds Sport HydroActi...

Swimming for Beginners – Guide to Learn Swimming

So you're ready to try swimming for exercise, but maybe it's been a while since you've been in the pool. A lot of people choose swimming because it's such a great form of low-impact exercise. Whether you're suffering from arthritis or joint pain, recovering from an injury, or you just want to try a new sport for weight loss and othe...

Surfing with a Theme Song

There's nothing better than grabbing your board and heading to the waves to get some surfing in. What if you could listen to music while you did it, though? Having your jams with you might just be what you need to enhance your time in the ocean. Better Athletic Performance Action paired with the beat of music allows us to h...

Tips for the Perfect Swimming Senior Pictures

Hey there, class of 2017! It's the right time of year to be thinking about your senior pictures! If you're a swimmer, chances are you'll want to show your love of the sport through your photos. But how do you make sure that your pictures look amazing when we all know that photos of swimmers in action aren't always the most attra...

Your End-of-Summer Playlist for Swimming

I can't believe it's already August! With only one month of summer left, you've got to get in those sunny outdoor swim workouts while you still can. If you have a waterproof iPod, you already know how much fun it is to swim with music, but sometimes it can be hard to decide exactly which songs will be perfect for swimming. So...

Benefits of Water Aerobics

Water aerobics isn't just for elderly, injured, or pregnant people! This form of exercise is great when you're specifically looking for a low-impact workout, but there are a number of other benefits to water aerobics as well. After reading this post, you might be ready to give water aerobics a try! Low-Impact Workout This is th...