Should You Wear A Wetsuit?

Should You Wear A Wetsuit?

Comfort Barrier If the water is cooler than you are comfortable with, or even really cold, should you wear a wetsuit? Well, my short answer to this question is, if the cold will keep you from swimming, but otherwise you are fit, capable and eager to go, then wear a...

Food For Nutrition, Before Entertainment – Part 2

Continued from Part 1. Do You Need To Eat Less Calories?  Or maybe you just need to eat better quality calories. Here are some ways you can go about it… Eat mostly plants. Fill up on them first. Leave animal products to the last and in the smallest amounts....
Food For Nutrition, Before Entertainment – Part 1

Food For Nutrition, Before Entertainment – Part 1

I want to make an argument for choosing food for what vital nutrition it supplies more than by how it pleases the taste buds or entertains you.  But first, I want to acknowledge that meals are an important part of social bonding and a daily, centering activity in many...
Why Is Superior Form Harder To Maintain?

Why Is Superior Form Harder To Maintain?

A member of our online training site, the Mediterra Swim Dojo, has been noticing that after a certain distance in a training set, his stroke quality deteriorates which results in his stroke count (strokes per length of the pool) going up uncontrollably. He asked a...
Does Swimming Burn Fat? 2

Does Swimming Burn Fat? 2

As well as being asked about this from time to time, I’ve learned that this is a common online search phrase so I should get some extra hits on this post. Previously, I’ve written some thoughts on body fat in relation to swimming: Does Swimming Burn Fat? 1...
Checklist For Easier Breathing – Part 2

Checklist For Easier Breathing – Part 2

This is continued from Part 1… Improve Your Understanding Of Exertion Likely, some of you have been working earnestly on your stroke and your breathing, but it is still not coming as easy as you think it should be. You are getting to air, but it still...
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