Swimming Articles

Learn about proper training, form, pace, and more in these running articles.

Why Swimming is the Ultimate Cross-Training Workout
By Christina Scannapiego, active.com
Find out why swimming is beneficial for athletes of any sport, and how it can help you improve
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6 Keys to Conquering a Triathlon Swim
By Chuck Scott, active.com
The right preparation and strategy can be critical in helping you not just survive but thrive during a triathlon swim.
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Swimming Tips for Beginners
By Nicole Morell, active.com
Just getting started? Head into the pool armed with some simple tips and you'll be off to a swimmingly good start.
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4 Swimming Drills to Improve Your Form
By Nicole Morell, active.com
Want the perfect freestyle stroke? Try these swimming drills to improve your efficiency and performance.
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How to Swim the Backstroke
By Ryan Wood, active.com
Add a new swimming stroke to your skill set by learning the basics of backstroke. Here's a breakdown from two swim coaches to help you perfect the stroke.
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A Guide to 3 Non-Freestyle Strokes
By Chuck Scott, For Active.com
The butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke can liven up your swimming regimen and give you a more complete workout. Learn the proper technique and ideal time to use each stroke.
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How to Build up Your Swimming Endurance
By Nicole Morell, For Active.com
The butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke can liven up your swimming regimen and give you a more complete workout. Learn the proper technique and ideal time to use each stroke.
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How to Master a Balanced Freestyle Stroke
By Chuck Scott, For Active.com
An imbalance in your freestyle stroke can lead to numerous problems. Follow these tips to master bilateral breathing and improve your swim performance.
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How to Swim Faster
By Marty Munson, For Active.com
Smoothing out these common beginner mistakes will help you gain speed in the water.
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The Best Strength Training Workout for Swimmers
By Mackenzie Lobby, For Active.com
Can't fit in your swim training? Try these dry land exercises to build muscle strength and improve speed once you're back in the water.
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4 Bad Habits for Swimmers and How to Break Them
By Marty Munson, For Active.com
These sneaky speed-sucking habits might be holding you back in the pool. Here's how to fix them.
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