A Good Reason To Hold Your Breath

A Good Reason To Hold Your Breath

[I apologize for posting a week late – I was caught up in preparations and then marrying off one of my daughters this last weekend! It went very well, thank you. I intend to write an extra post soon to make up for that week.] In the previous post, I pointed out...
Flip Turns Or Open Turns At The Wall?

Flip Turns Or Open Turns At The Wall?

If you are one of those who have began pool swimming as an adult, you may have noticed how many people do those fast flip turns (also known as tumble turns) and shoot back off the wall powerfully, then travel quite far down the lane before breaking the surface to...
Amazing Things Can Happen In A Week

Amazing Things Can Happen In A Week

I would guess that the average number of practices a week for those reading this is three days a week. I know of some whose schedule permits less and some whose schedule permits more. When we add up the interruptions and challenges in our routines over the months, we...
Better Breathing Near The Wall

Better Breathing Near The Wall

We are often focused on fixing breathing problems during the stroking part of the swim, what’s happening away from the wall in the lap lane of the pool. But as I work with swimmers to uncover the causes of their breathlessness we may eventually come to look at...

Skin Care For Pool Swimmers

If any of you, like me, are around family members who are not swimmers, you may get polite but concerned comments about how much you smell like chlorine after being at the pool. When I was a kid I would lick my skin and sniff as a reminder of the practice coming that...
Courtesy In A Crowded Lane

Courtesy In A Crowded Lane

This post continues the discussion from When Swimming In A Crowded Lane… Here are some guidelines I’ve used to help me be a more courteous swimmer in a crowded lane and contribute to a more peaceful pool space. First and foremost… Be Friendly I very...