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How To Sight Correctly In Open Water
How To Sight Correctly In Open Water  Sighting - lifting your eyes out of the water to see where you are going - is a very important skill in open water and triathlon swimming. The mistake most swimmers make is to crane their head high out of the water to try and sight and breathe at the same time. This sinks your legs, adding lots of drag (even in a wetsuit) and ruins your stroke rhythm. The correct technique is to keep your head much lower, just raising it enough to lift your eyes above the surface of the water: When do you breathe? Immediately afterwards and to t..
Catch And Pull In The Freestyle Stroke how to go about (and how not to go about) improving your feel for the water - a much misunderstood subject. Did you know? Pushing water down at the front of your stroke not only ruins your catch, it also acts to sink your legs. This is because your body acts like a see-saw in the water -Pushing the water down lifts your front end up but pushes your legs down low into the water, creating lots of extra drag: Does your swimming technique need more oomph? Do you lack propulsion? Long to get a better hold and feel for the water? Everyone would lov..
Swimming Goggle Advice
Goggle Advice Choosing the appropriate pair of swimming goggle for you can be confusing, as there are so many different shapes and lens color options available that unless you have been swimming for years and had a chance to try different brands and styles till you find your pair, where do you begin? Which swimming goggle? Which brand? Which style? You never thought buying a swimming goggle could be so difficult. Well follow these three steps to ensure you find the perfect match for the water. Step 1 – Seal To test the fit you should firstly apply the swimming goggle to the face wi..
Open Water Swimming For Beginners – Equipment
The swimming equipment, swim caps and swimming goggles are the silimar with some small variations.   A silicone swim caps might be preferable to keep the head warm. Sometimes the swimming cap may not have a good condition and have been wrinkle. This will be very bad during a race. Try wearing a new silicone swim cap which isn't stretched out.   Try to wear a mirrored swimming goggles which can reflect the sun and can also be helpful on reduce glare, but they are not a necessity. Make sure your swimming goggle’s head strap is properly adjusted, and you may want to use an a..
Two Quick Tips If You Struggle With Breathing
If you're quite new to swimming freestyle, you might well struggle with your breathing. You might be drinking water when you try to breathe or feel desperately out of breath and have to stop for a rest at the end of each length.   Don't worry that's perfectly normal; here are two quick tips to help: The One-Two-Stretch Mantra   One of the biggest causes of breathing problems when swimming is if your lead arm is collapsing down into the water as you breathe.   As you start to take a breath on the water, your lead arm should still be out in front supportin..
Tips for triathlon swimming
It’s always great to be given a few great triathlon swimming techniques from competitors beating you out of the water. Here are a few of the best Triathlon Swimming. 1. Don't miss your groups swim time. It’s always funny seeing someone running through the water after their wave has gone off, however it’s not great for getting a good time.   2. Do a swimming warm up, it’s essential to get blood to your arms, particularly as the body needs time to adjust to the cold of the water.   3. Swim goggles - put your swimming goggles on first - so your swim cap goes over t..
How to Sight Correctly In Open Water Swimming
Sighting - lifting your eyes out of the water to see where you are going - is a very important skill in open water and triathlon swimming. The mistake most swimmers make is to crane their head high out of the water to try and sight and breathe at the same time. This sinks your legs, adding lots of drag (even in a wetsuit) and ruins your stroke rhythm.   The correct technique is to keep your head much lower, just raising it enough to lift your eyes above the surface of the water:   When do you breathe? Immediately afterwards and to the side. As you catch the water a..
America got the Championship of Kazan Man’s 10KM Open Water Swimming
In the 2015 World Championships Men's 10 km open water swimming competition, the American player Willy Karimov Chomsky finishes in 1 hour 49 minutes 48 seconds to 2 and become the championship. Dutchman player Whitman and the Greek players Gian Antonio Ortiz won the runner-up and second runner-up. Men's 10 km open water swimming are total with 66 players participated, including the previous 5 km open water swimming winner who got the gold medal in the South Hall Chad players, the Chinese team sent Zu Lijun with Joe Chung Yi two contestants. Competition is fierce competition, the play..
Mexico to give up the right to host 2017 World Swimming Championships
Five years ago, Because was trapped in a financial crisis, Dubai give up the right to host the 2013 world swimming championships which he has got from China Hong Kong, Madrid, Hamburg, and other six cities with many difficulties. It has made the world surprise about this behavior. Currently, the embarrassment has been gradually forgotten. There are some very similar thing has happen. Because the impact of international oil prices plunged by the Mexican government announced in April, because it is difficult for the city of Guadalajara to bear the huge cost of running the game, The office of Mex..
Open Water Swimming Workout Tips
There is more to swimming than just doing lap after lap, turning when you reach the wall at the end of the swimming pool. You can swim in places with no walls -open water swimming . Lakes, oceans, and rivers, all open water swimming arenas, offer a great change of scenery - go to your local beach for today's swimming workout instead of more laps in the swimming pool. Depending on the reasons you do open water swimming, you may find it more psychologically rewarding; open water swimming can certainly be just as productive for building your fitness and health .Competitive open water swimming eve..
Open Water Swimming For Beginners
Open-water-swimming-for-beginners Now that you have practiced a couple of skills, you are ready for your first open water swim. Your location will dictate which sites are available. Be smart for your first start. If it is raining and cold with 20 mile per hour winds, put your swim off to another day. (www.poqswim.com)   Research the site where you plan to swim. Safety should always be your first priority. Are there lifeguards on duty? If yes, let them know your swim plans; direction, time and/or distance. If not, don't swim alone. Have someone kayak, paddle, swim or walk the..
Open Water Swimming for Beginners - How To Begin
Swimming in open water is your goal, where to start? I will assume that you already know how to swim. If not, take some lessons, join a YMCA or a masters swimming team and learn the crawl or freestyle. There are a few things that you can do in the pool to prepare for swimming in open water; bilateral breathing, head lifting and stroke rate training. •First of all, breathing on both sides, or bilateral breathing, is a must. Is this within your physical capabilities? Stand up and twist the upper half of your body to the right and then to the left. Then turn your head to the right and left.(ww..
Open Water Swimming For Beginners
Open water swimming is a never ending adventure. Some of my favorite memories are from open water swimming: leaving from Catalina Island for the California mainland at 1AM on a windless moonlight night, watching the phosphorescence glow as my arm pulled through the water and fish dart below; open water swimming in tandem with my husband, Dave, silhouetted against the beautiful blue Caribbean water off the coast of St. Lucia. There is a freedom and challenge to open water swimming which just can't be experienced in the pool. Besides that, open water swimming is FUN!! Other memories include t..
How to choose a swim goggles
As the swimming becoming more and more popular, There more and more swim goggles being produced for swimmer Some of swim goggles are competition which design for the people who join the competition. Some swimming goggles are specially made for children. And the swimming goggles are the essential accessory used for swimming, not only can protect your eyes, can also let you enjoy the scenery of the water. The swimming goggles are the essention part of swim gears. With swimming goggles, your eyes will be protected and also allowing you to see where you are going in the water. But many people d..
It is difficult to distinguish swimmer in swimming races, especially outdoor, open water and triathlon swimming. In order to solve this problem, printing numbers in swim caps will help. With obvious number for each athlete, just like a symbol. While the cost for printing is not cheap, because the cost of film, as you know, one number one film…To show our sincerely, POQ SWIM payed the cost of films, it is available to print NO1 to NO400. 100% pure silicone swim cap Any pantone color logo, any color caps QTY:100pcs      Price:USD4.5/pc       &nbs..
Life lies in movement. Competition indicates the self value.On 7th May 2015,7 members of WUIS swimming team went to Shanghai to participate in a swimming competition.Swimmers from 10 international schools were divided into different age groups. They all showed their different styles and their incredible passion. The 7 members of WUIS swimming team made a remarkable record.G10 student Michael Huang received the gold medal for 100M backstroke,100M freestyle in the 15 year old boys group.G10 student Ariel Ma received the silver medal for 100M backstroke in..