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Sweden: Nearest airport, stockholm vasteras, cheap flight tickets
stockholm vasteras, cheap flight tickets, time in stockholm: Hi! They are about the same distance from Stockholm both airports, so there is no need to choose airport depending on how far they are. As for facilities they both are fairly small, a bit off airports in order for Ryanair to get with away cheap airport fees....

Sweden: New grad civil engineer, swedish language courses, migrationsverket se
swedish language courses, migrationsverket se, engineer degree: It is always a plus to be fluent in swedish, but if you are specialized enough you should be able to cope with english and getting a job in a globally widespread company cal also do the trick. There are special swedish language courses for immigrants that...

Sweden: Private ground transportation, taxi kurir, taxi company
taxi kurir, taxi company, mail address: Hi Sylvia. Sorry I have not answered this mail earlier. I have not read mail in this inbox for 3 days because I have a new employer these days. Anyway, I will try to help you as best as I can. There is large Taxi cars which take wheelchairs (with the...

Sweden: regarding travel to stockholm, taxi stockholm, time in stockholm
taxi stockholm, time in stockholm, airport buses: Hi Vinay. Yes, we do have an airport close to Stockholm (actually its the biggest airport in scandinavia). It´s called Arlanda Airport and from there You can take the Airport train (20 minutes, cost 120 SEK), Taxi (20-25 minutes, cost 350 SEK with Taxi...

Sweden: Second hand shopping, stockholm tourist, tailormade arrangements
stockholm tourist, tailormade arrangements, second hand shopping: Dear Tatiana, Thank you for your e-mail. Crib for child in Swedish is barnsäng , take a look on http://www.blocket.se and http://www.tradera.se and search for that. Our apartments you can see on http://www.stockholmselected.com/bb.html. Maybe #A10 could...

Sweden: Stockholm, Sweden, stockholm sweden, interest places
stockholm sweden, interest places, light clothing: Hi Sylvia! The average day temperature in early June in Stockholm is between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius, dropping to about 10 degrees in the evenings and nights. So I d suggest that you bring reasonably light clothing but also a couple of pullovers, cardigans,...

Sweden: Stockholm, vasa museum, spring time
vasa museum, spring time, intro html: Hello, I am sorry I have not been able to reply to your letter earlier. Stockholm is full of attractions. Be sure not to miss the Vasa Museum, the Skansen outdoor museum, or to go for a stroll in Djurgården (a huge park). I suggest you have a look at...

Sweden: Strömstad, fska, phttp
fska, phttp, stromstad: Hej på dig du Roine:) Jag har aldrig varit i Strömstad själv. Men det finns en del bra websiter där man kan ta del av vad som bjuds i Strömstad. Vad jag har hört ska det vara vackert där och jag är säker på att ni kommer få det mycket härligt. Det finns...

Sweden: Student help, studying in sweden, beneficial loans
studying in sweden, beneficial loans, sweden sweden: Hello, Yes it s true, there s both student grants and beneficial loans, surrounded by very complicated rules, so how much you can expect to raise from those funds are very individual. 5-6000 SEK/month in grants and loans should be close to the top of the...

Sweden: Sweden, warm cloths, royal castles
warm cloths, royal castles, citysightseeing: Hi David. May is a nice month in Stockholm. It´s spring here at that time. You do not need warm cloths. If you are lucky you can ware shorts and a t-shirt. Guess it will be from 10 to 20 degrees celsius in May. I´m sure you are choosing a great period to...

Sweden: Swedish Roads, swedish roads, road and traffic
swedish roads, road and traffic, left hand side: Hello David, since 5 am Sept. 3, 1967, Sweden has right hand traffic. There is still a few resistant pockets with left hand driving, mainly associated with bus and tram operations. I know of two places in Stockholm, where buses go wrong way because of...

Sweden: Swedish Wines, swedish manufacturer, white wine
swedish manufacturer, white wine, swedes: The wine does not grow in Sweden, there for there are no Swedish wines apart from some manufactured from berries or some real wine cultivated elsewhere by a Swedish manufacturer. the rule is white wine with the fish and red with meat, rosé with lighter...

Sweden: suggestions, stockholm guide, please follow this link
stockholm guide, please follow this link, startpage: Hi Yana, I am in the process of moving from a home to another, and from a city to another, and therefore I do not have the time to reply to your question at the moment. I am sorry. Please follow this link instead: http://www.stockholmtown.com/templates/Startpage___2023__EN.aspx...

Sweden: swedeish music resources, swedish traditional music, music museum
swedish traditional music, music museum, swedish music: Hi, Try these links, they should have what you are lloking for: typical Swedish traditional music www.swedenbookshop.com/ http://stockholm.music.museum/museibutik/index.php?l=en&mmcss=l&kid=0&niv=2&buti_open=1 best rgds, stockholmselected.co...

Sweden: swedish festivals, swedish festivals, mindy
swedish festivals, mindy, lifestyle: Dear Mindy, Please see http://festivalinfo.se in Swedish, but with direct links to the festivals. Also see http://www.sverigeturism.se/smorgasbord/smorgasbord/culture/lifestyle/festivals.html http://hem.passagen.se/farila/holiday.htm http://www.sweden.se/...

Sweden: Tour of the waterways, stockholm tourist, time in stockholm
stockholm tourist, time in stockholm, private sightseeing: Hi Linda and Michael, Thank you for your question. If it s the first time in Stockholm and you want an overview, I can recommend this tour http://www.stockholmsightseeing.com/EN/STOCKHOLM/boat-tours/under-the-bridges.htm. We can also arrange private sightseeing,...

Sweden: Transportation, arlanda express train, gulasidorna se
arlanda express train, gulasidorna se, taxi stockholm: Dear Sylvia, I d guess your cruise ship will call at the Skeppsbron or Stadsgården quays, in that case you d be only a half mile from the water when arriving with the Arlanda Express train. http://www.arlandaexpress.com/english/index.htm Wheelchairs...

Sweden: Traveling To Stockholm, london heathrow airport, local travel agency
london heathrow airport, local travel agency, heathrow airport: Dear Barbara, thank you for your questions. I don´t know how much it would cost for you to come here from Jamaica, sorry. But if you contact your local travel agency I am sure that they can help you. The climate in Stockholm early August is usually very...

Sweden: taxi, black taxi, welcome michael
black taxi, welcome michael, will enjoy your visit: Hello Debbie, I called the airport, and they said there´s no problem at all to get a taxi. (what else can they say, on second thought...) If there isn´t any free taxi´s around, for some reason, it won´t take more than 10 minutes to get one. They have an agreement...

Sweden: therapeutic food and wine, pickled herring, poisonous mushrooms
pickled herring, poisonous mushrooms, wine question: NO THEY ARE NOT WINE!!! They are hard liquor, vodka is distilled spirits to be more specific. They are drunk as shots together with beer. Served with herring or crayfish, some special swedish food like pyttipanna whihc would be about hashbrown with onions...

Sweden: trains/ hotels in sweden, e mail address, cheap family hotel
e mail address, cheap family hotel, swedish touring club: Hi Debbie. About the trip from Nyköping airport to Karlstad: I think its best if you contact the swedish railway company your self. Then you are sure about the right prices etc. Here is the webaddress: http://message.sj.se/peng/index.html. You can book...

Sweden: transportation, stockholm tourist, tailormade arrangements
stockholm tourist, tailormade arrangements, arlanda airport: Hi Tamer, Thank you for your question. The best way to continue from Arlanda Airport in Stockholm is by plane. Please see http://www.scandinavian.net or http://www.flynordic.com for fares. Best regards, Kenneth Kurittu --- http://stockholmselected.com...

Sweden: transportation, stockholm tourist, stockholm airport
stockholm tourist, stockholm airport, tailormade arrangements: Dear Pamela, Thank you for your question. Arlanda Express costs 200 SEK/person while a taxi is about 500 SEK for all of you. Radisson Strand has a slightly nicer location than Radisson Royal Viking while both are very centrally located and close to restaurants,...

Sweden: Vacation, european monetary system, swedish crowns
european monetary system, swedish crowns, baltic sea: Hi! Sweden is one of the few countries along with Great Britain that has kept their own currency instead of joining the European monetary system with Euros. In Sweden you will need Swedish crowns, kronor as Euros are not accepted as payment, where as in...

Sweden: Van Transportation, taxi stockholm, radisson sas
taxi stockholm, radisson sas, arlanda airport: Hi! I guess the safest way to be sure to get what you want would be to contact Taxi Stockholm. I know they have van-taxis for disabled persons in wheelchairs or take more than 4 passengers in. Here s their homepage in english: http://www.taxistockholm.se/Web/Page____457.asp...

Sweden: Visby Sweden, visby sweden, stockholm tourist
visby sweden, stockholm tourist, tailormade arrangements: Dear Jessica, Thank you for your question. Please check Gotland s tourist information. On their website http://www.gotland.info/eng/index.htm you can search for certain categories, like Sweets, or send them personal questions like yours. Best regards,...

Sweden: Visby, Sweden, holland america cruise, visby sweden
holland america cruise, visby sweden, ginfo: Hi Melissa. The port is in the city. And Visby is a small city. There is tourist information at the port and Im sure you will like just the atmosphere and the tour you can do your own by walking around and see the houses, the people and the shops. There is...

Sweden: violin rental, musician association, music workshop
musician association, music workshop, wiklund: Dear Joanne, thank you for your question. I have really try to find a place where you can rent a violin for such a short period, but I cant find one. But I would recommend that you contact The Swedish Musician Association at info@musikerforbundet.se...

Sweden: winter eear, vaxjo, garments
vaxjo, garments, lydia: Hi Heather, You will arrive in winter and leave in spring. From January to March a down jacket and a cap would be useful. April is a very inconsistent month weather-wise, it might snow, it might rain, it might be sunny and quite pleasant out, therefore...

Swedish: comparison, swedish equivalent, grammatic
swedish equivalent, grammatic, proverb: Hello Vandad! The Swedish equivalent would be Ge bagarbarn bröd , or the more common variety Bjuda bagarbarn på bullar . Both mean to give bread to the baker s children, i.e. giving them something they really neither need nor want. Your second question...

Swedish: wedding blessings, wedding blessings, swedish poet
wedding blessings, swedish poet, kuvas: Hi! I searched for a Swedish blessing but the most common thing seems to be to write something specifically for the bridal couple. But there is one lovepoem/song that i know is common at weddings. It is written by a Swedish poet named Nils Ferlin and...

Swedish: Jul, jul stralande jul, kom kom, peaceful christmas
kom kom, peaceful christmas, wonderful peace: Hi! yes, the song is about a white christmas and the blessings of christmas and in the end it has a wish for peace on earth. Kom, kom, signade jul, sänk dina vita vingar. Över stridernas blod och larm. means: Come, come, sacred chrismas, lower...

Swedish: Swedish love poems, karin boye, gustav froding
karin boye, gustav froding, cloths of heaven: Wow, this gave me a lot of thoughts... a Swedish love poem, not too long. How about this one, a personal favourite, by Karin Boye: Du är min renaste tröst Du är min renaste tröst, du är mitt fastaste skydd, du är det bästa jag har, ty intet gör ont...

Swedish: Swedish online dictionary, summer in canada, online dictionary
summer in canada, online dictionary, swedish words: Hi Simon, Sorry for the late answer. I am spending my summer in Canada and don t always have access to a computer. I am so sorry, but I just can t find the dictionary you are referring to... when I want to know the etymology of a Swedish word I go to...

Swedish: The Definite Article, teacher and pupil, males and females
teacher and pupil, males and females, definite article: Hi Simon, how lovely to hear from you! It s been a while since you were here... I ve moved twice, and I ve married an American... ;-) However, I still use the same hotmail account, so you can always reach me there. Swedish does the same when it comes...

Swedish: Eriksberg, www zdf de, svd se
www zdf de, svd se, eriksberg: Hello Simon, good to hear from you! This is an all German production, and the names of the places are entirely fictional. Dalarö (just outside of where I live) apparently is the setting of this episode. The ferry in the short trailer is the one between...

Swedish: swedish plaque, military plaque, metal plaque
military plaque, metal plaque, southern province: Hi! I m sorry my answer has taken so long, I have been out of town. KUNGL SKÅNSKA TRÄNG-REGEMENTET means Royal logistic regiment of Skåne (I think Skåne is Scania in english, it s the southern province of Sweden) Kungl - royal skånska - Scanian träng-regementet...

Swedish: Marriage vows/blessing in Swedish, fiance, marriage vows
fiance, marriage vows, scandinavia: Hi, as for marriage vows and blessing, I m afraid I can t help you, as I am not into that kind of things. However, I Folkviseton is a very beautiful poem - and song - and I sang it to my husband when we got married. I still get tears in my ears whenever...

Swedish: Swedish culture, uncomfortable silence, scandinavian music
uncomfortable silence, scandinavian music, swedish culture: oh, this is a tough question to answer without writing a whole book about it. First of all, everything I m going to write about swedes is generalized. Obviously people are different, some fit the description and others don t. Swedes are calm and don...

Swedish: Common Swedish Phrases., common phrases, swedish equivalent
common phrases, swedish equivalent, daily basis: Take a look at: http://www.travlang.com/languages and choose Swedish. Scroll down the page a bit, and you ll get several choices about what kind of words and phrases you would like to learn. At http://www.word2word.com/coursead.html#swedish ...

Swedish: cost of living, umea, newcomers
umea, newcomers, investigations: I assume it is Umeå University you are applying to... I did some brief investigations and found these links. http://www.umea.se/omkommunen/inenglish/housingandhotels.4.bbd1b101a585d704800068420.html http://www.bostaden.umea.se/default.asp?id=1531...

Swedish: does it have a different meaning then the american meaning?, steadfast tin soldier, ugly duckling
steadfast tin soldier, ugly duckling, h c andersen: hi! hmm... Witch has the same meaning in sweden as in america. Maybe he meant that you were so beautiful that he was bewitched/enchanted? I dont know about the writer either, mayme he meant the danish writer H.C Andersen? He wrote famous fairy tales...

Swedish: E-mail translation, school yearbook, cloninger
school yearbook, cloninger, tappat: Hello! I m sorry my reply is a bit tardy, I have been unable to reach my email for some time. The translation is OK, with a few corrections. My son, Martin Persenius, was photographed with his class, 8b, in the Heidenham Junior High School earlier this...

Swedish: More English Translations!, sankta lucia, hosianna
sankta lucia, hosianna, ruva: Hey again. =) Let s get right to it: *Natten gar tunga fjat The night walks heavvy steps *runt gard och stuva around farm and cabin *Kring jord som sol n forlat Around dirt that the sun forgave *skuggornar ruva the shadows dwell *Da i vart morka...

Swedish: FANNY OCH ALEXANDER, fanny och alexander, strange spelling
fanny och alexander, strange spelling, odd spelling: Hi again, Simon! Good heavens, I haven t seen that film for ages! I m sorry, I can t remember that particular scene. However, the expression ei blot til lyst is a common one, used in several connections, when we talk about things or actions that are not...

Swedish: More English Translations!
Swedish: More English Translations!

Swedish: Help with the sj sound, lips, teeth
Swedish: Help with the sj sound, lips, teeth

Swedish: hatten ar din, swedish words, lyric
Swedish: hatten ar din, swedish words, lyric, translation

Swedish: Languages, downloads
Swedish: Languages, downloads

Swedish: Song meaning in English?, word translations, christmas christmas
Swedish: Song meaning in English?, word translations, christmas christmas, frosty forest

Swedish: Stockholm-Arlanda flygplats, stockholm arlanda airport, unnamed airport
Swedish: Stockholm-Arlanda flygplats, stockholm arlanda airport, unnamed airport, arlanda airport

Swedish: Help with the sj sound, puff of air, class neighborhood
puff of air, class neighborhood, class ladies: Hello Alex! Sorry you had to wait for my answer, but I just returned home from a month in Greece. You are asking about the hardest sound of them all, the voiceless dorso-palatal/velar fricative (Google for it and you ll get some really scientifical articles......

Swedish: hatten ar din, nordic languages, varf
nordic languages, varf, nting: Hi there! This is pretty strange, since I got a question about the same song a few weeks ago. =) Anyway, yes, the lyric is in swedish but I think it is translated from a song thats often sung in Turkey. I ve never hear anyone sing it here in sweden....

Swedish: Languages, swedish lessons, helsinki fi
swedish lessons, helsinki fi, virtual finland: Hello Josh, you are in for a real challenge! Finnish is a very special language, and I wish you all the luck. I suggest you take a look at these sites to begin with: virtual.finland.fi/netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=25831 http://donnerwetter.kielikeskus.helsinki.fi/FinnishForForeigners/...

Swedish: Mel Gibson, mel gibsons, gibson mel
mel gibsons, gibson mel, daughter hanna: OK, here goes: :-) I ll take it sentence by sentence, as word by word as possible. Mel Gibsons skäggchock The beard-shock of Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson har både nytt jobb och ny look. Mel Gibson has got a new job as well as a new look. 49-åringen...

Swedish: Mumintrollet, lgt, kram
lgt, kram, many thanks: Hi Simon, The whole expression is ge sig av , with the stress on the word AV, meaning to leave, be off. It s been snowing heavily for two days here, causing great problems for cars, trains and buses. Do I have to tell you that I HATE THIS? Kram,...

Swedish: Old Card, longhand, word by word
longhand, word by word, old version: Hey Gilbert! The sentence Minne af din värn is typically old Swedish that doesnt really mean much in modern Swedish. But we can take a guess. =) Word by word: Minne = Memory. No doubt. Af = A old version of av witch means by/off . din ...

Swedish: PORRIDGE, proper idea, word translation
proper idea, word translation, word by word: Hi Simon! Yes, we also have the word BYTA, which means CHANGE. DET BYTTER IKKE NOGET means, strictly speaking, IT DOESN T CHANGE ANYTHING. A word by word translation to Swedish would be: DET ÄNDRAR INTE NÅGOT. NOGET in Swedish is NÅGOT, and...

Swedish: phonetics, athens acropolis, htm introduction
athens acropolis, htm introduction, swedish words: I can help you with a couple of them, but others involve such specific Swedish sounds that they re almost impossible to describe; you have to actually HEAR them. GLAS is pronounced as the English word glass. KAROTT is almost like the French carrotte,...

Swedish: pronunciation, living in sweden, theatrical production
living in sweden, theatrical production, pronounciation: Hello Maya! Yes, Vergerus is a name, but Luntmakare is an old profession. However, we do have a street in Stockholm called Luntmakargatan. It is so difficult to explain the pronounciation of these words, as they contain some very Swedish sounds, but if...

Swedish: pronunciation, vowel sounds, swedish languages
vowel sounds, swedish languages, tony hatch: Tony, Yes, these letters are pronounced differently in the Finnish and Swedish alphabets. I will spell each out phonetically for you and then you can see why that they could be quite foreign. And in Finnish, even though letters like b and d are in the...

Swedish: Scand?, skand, many thanks
skand, many thanks, karin: Hi Simon! How nice to hear from you again! Yes, you re right. The mountain chain is SKANDERNA, and it s the ridge along the border between Sweden and Norway. It s the same mountain ridge that continues down to Scotland, by the way. I hope that everything...

Swedish: Song meaning in English?, kom kom, heavean
kom kom, heavean, christmas christmas: Hey there Nissa. Ofcourse I ll translate it in English for you. =) But I hope you understand that the Swedish that is being used in this son is kind of old , and some translations would just turn out as mumbo-jumbo in English. So I ll try to translate...

Swedish: Stockholm-Arlanda flygplats, stockholm arlanda, skavsta airport
stockholm arlanda, skavsta airport, happy new year: Hello Simon, I hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you a happy New Year! You flew to Skavsta airport and took the bus into Stockholms Central, where we met you. I can find no explanation to the word Arlanda, I m sorry. Best wishes, Kari...

Swedish: Swedish R, tip of your tongue, word by word
tip of your tongue, word by word, hardest thing: Hej! Oh... our R is very hard to produce if you don t have the sound from childhood. And not even all Swedish people can pronounce it. It sounds almost like the Spanish R, but is usually slightly softer. You fold the tongue upwards and blow hard, so that...

Swedish: Swedish Translation, gustav froding, murmur one
gustav froding, murmur one, online translators: Hi Nicole! As a matter of fact, I have translated this one before, about a year ago, so this piece seems to be rather popular across the world. This is a poem that we all read at school, so we re fairly familiar with it. The title is also used for a...

Swedish: May be Swedish text, I'm not sure!, traditional melody, dste
traditional melody, dste, swedish text: English Translation; This, from the beginning traditional melody is also a popular dance. Shortly said it s a drinking enhancer that take place in the following place; The oldest person in the company hold the hat when the music starts. When the singing...

Swedish: How to say. . ., christmas vacations, happy holidays
christmas vacations, happy holidays, karin: Hi Zazie, I m sorry about the late answer, but I m spending my Christmas vacations in Canada, and don t check my email every day. I only speak a little bit of Swedish = Jag talar bara lite svenska. How are you doing? = Hur står det till? ...

Swedish: swedish people and timeliness, swede, couple of minutes
swede, couple of minutes, timeliness: Oh yes, a Swede is NEVER late for an appointment! That is considered not only impolite but also very rude. We can be a couple of minutes early, but never, never late. This also means that you should never be late for an appointment with a Swede, if you want...

Swedish: swedish people and timeliness, time thanks, swedes
time thanks, swedes, optimist: I dont think swedish people are more or less punctual than other people... It depends more on your personality than what country you are from. But I think most swedes try their best to show up on time since it is quite rude to be late. An old saying: to...

Swedish: Translation of "Hur ska ni ha det?", karin, dictionaries
karin, dictionaries, sentences: Hi Richard! I just sent you an email with the answer to your first question. The difference between ju and väl can be quite subtle, but as a main rule it s like this: When you re certain and try to convince someone you use ju , and when you re...

Swedish: Translation help, please!, detective novel, dden
detective novel, dden, swedish music: Hi Eri! Of course I recognise this one. It s the final part of Strövtåg i hembygden (Wanderings through the home district), a suite of poems by one of our greatest poets, Gustaf Fröding. You can see the whole suite at this site: http://lenin.lysator.liu.se/runeberg/stanflik/09.html...

Swedish: Translations for x-mass present, latin alphabet, x mass
latin alphabet, x mass, mccrimmon: You don t translate names into other languages. A name is the same everywhere. What you could do is ask ppl from countries where they use other alphabets, like Greek, Arabic or Cyrillic. But all these names look just the same in Sweden as they do in other...

Sweet Violets (Violas): care for transplanted violet, african violets, offshoot
african violets, offshoot, stalk: Jamie, By the description of your plant I suspect what you have is an African Violet. African violets are not Violas; they are definitely different species. May I suggest you contact an expert in AFrican violets. Good luck with your lovely plant! ...

Sweet Violets (Violas): English Violas, violet society, whittlesey
violet society, whittlesey, tab key: Martha, Unfortunately, in the matter of English Violas we do not have many resources in the US except again for John Whittlesey. English violas, are, of course, available in the UK. It will be necessary to get in touch with some of the people over there....

Sweet Violets (Violas): leggy violas, growth spurt, mother plants
growth spurt, mother plants, violet society: Dear Sarah, Violas do grow leggy after a while, particularly if you have added some type of fertilizer (of course, I don t know that you have) and in container they tend to overflow. Pruning is a good idea as it would be getting cuttings from the mother...

Sweet Violets (Violas): seeds from violas, sw france, happy harvest
sw france, happy harvest, pansies: Hello Judy, Viola seeds are collected at the end of the blooming season. The easiest way to collect them is to shake the plant to have the loose seeds fall into your hand or softly cover the plant with your hand to help the release of seeds. Put the seeds...

Sweet Violets (Violas): sweet violest and pests, ivory soap, red mites
ivory soap, red mites, leaf roller: Hello Joy, I m really sorry to hear about your violets present condition. What type of pest it is, it s hard to say right now. It could very well be a midget gall or red spider. If the infestation is advanced, I m afraid you may lose the plants. However,...

Sweet Violets (Violas): sweet violets, sweet violets, american violet
sweet violets, american violet, violet society: Willa, Thank you for your inquiry. Actually, you live in the perfect environment for violets as these flowers DO NOT like too hot a weather. Almost anything will do well there. You can start with viola odoratas (there are several varieties that are easy...

Sweet Violets (Violas): Transplanting Violets, wonderful spring, location thanks
wonderful spring, location thanks, shady spot: Pat, Thank you for your inquiry. Your method is correct. I would only add a tip: make sure you divide the roots a bit. Big hunks will make big plants later and produce very big leaves. Try to make small plants out of the original ones. Good luck!...

Sweet Violets (Violas): transplanting violets from front yard to backyard, violet society, violets
violet society, violets, society homepage: Dear Susan, Yes, they can, but I would wait until the plants are out. Ideally, the spot for violets should face the southeast direction with a bit of sun but preferably in some shade. If your violets are the wild variety bear in mind they can be invasive,...

Sweet Violets (Violas): VIOLET INFO., wild violets, spiritual comfort
wild violets, spiritual comfort, history culture: Hi Patricia, It s good to hear that you too appreciate violets! They re a most special flower and rich in lore, tradition and usefulness. To get a better idea of the world of violets I d suggest you visit www.americanvioletsociety.org where you...

Sweet Violets (Violas): Viola Flowers, good gardner, little flowers
good gardner, little flowers, partial sun: Caroline, Thank you for your inquiry. In fact, this is the second time I answer your email, but Allexperts insists it is still pending. You have many questions regarding violas and would take volumes to answer properly. Violas bloom in late spring,...

Sweet Violets (Violas): violas, viola cornuta, yellow petals
viola cornuta, yellow petals, violet society: Hi Janice, Johnny Jump Ups or jumping jacks are different names for viola cornuta, a common type of viola that is in fact a precursor of pansies which are hybrids. To see a picture of a Johnny Jump up visit and research The American Violet Society...

Sweet Violets (Violas): violets, old crone, violets
old crone, violets, ancient roman: Cosi, To speak of the meaning of violets would take volumes. May I suggest you visit this site www.americanvioletsociety.org and look into the section Violet Trivia, etc. for some interesting points about about violet lore. Thank you, Norma...

Sweet Violets (Violas): wild violets, wild violets, big trees
wild violets, big trees, beauties: Hi Lisa, Whoever gave you these violets did very well! Wild violets, as a rule, do better in the shade, near big trees. Blooming season is now over, but plant them nevertheless, and cut the leaves. Leave them alone, and they will greet you back next Spring!...

Swimming & Diving: How much 2 swim, lift weights, attending college
lift weights, attending college, new territory: Amreth-- The number of laps you do depends on your conditioning. For most beginners starting at 500 to 1000 yards/meters is a good place to start. You really don t need to worry about how you count laps(people count them different everywhere). The only...

Swimming & Diving: 200 meter IM, breaststroke, momentum
breaststroke, momentum, breast: Sam-- No, I don t believe that s true. You really don t want to throw back at the end of the backstroke, you should swim straight into the wall and carry your momentum through the turn. Any up and down movements slow you down. Hope this helps, Georg...

Swimming & Diving: breaststroke style swimming, breast stroke, leg movements
breast stroke, leg movements, adult woman: Good Morning, When you are doing the breast stroke be sure that your arms are only coming as far down as your shoulders. At that point you will lift your head and then as you push your arms back out to the glide position you will lower your head and blow...

Swimming & Diving: college swimming, college swimming, loyola college in maryland
college swimming, loyola college in maryland, local club: Hi Nina. I looked up Loyola s swimming website and they have a pretty decent swim program, and awesome pool. Swimming in college is an experience I think most people never regret. You come in an instantly have 30 close friends or so on campus. Plus it is...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, greg louganis, mark lenzi
greg louganis, mark lenzi, iranian sport: Hi Masoud-- There are quite a few you can use. Greg Louganis--www.louganis.com Mark Lenzi--www.databaseolympics.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=LENZIMAR01 There are many others. Check out the US Diving web page--www.usadiving.org Hope this helps,...

Swimming & Diving: dropping time to make state, south haven high school, usa swimming
south haven high school, usa swimming, haven high school: Stace- If you have been training hard the entire season, and have been competing without resting for meets than your times will probably be stable, if not a little slow. Don t get discouraged, when you rest for your main qualifying meet you should drop...

Swimming & Diving: Freestyle Breathing problem, hyperventilating, breathing problem
hyperventilating, breathing problem, laps: Kevin-- You want to think about breathing while your swimming as being the same as breathing when you are walking around. The most likely reason you are hyperventilating is because you are not blowing enough air out underwater, therefore you can t get a...

Swimming & Diving: Improving both speed and strength when swimming, breast stroke, endurance sport
breast stroke, endurance sport, fastest time: I am actually familiar with ATAC. I used to swim for Pine Crest in Fort Lauderdale. It sounds like you are doing good at conditioning. However there is nothing worse than GARBAGE YARDAGE . Make sure that you are truly concentrating on your technique...

Swimming & Diving: not really a question, question question, breaststroke
question question, breaststroke, best of luck: That is great. Congratulations. Think about technique at regionals. When someone touches you out by that little...it s usually something that you can work on for next time. Think about really being quick into and out of your walls. I am sure your underwater...

Swimming & Diving: Off Season Conditioning, plastic jugs, swimming workouts
plastic jugs, swimming workouts, medicine balls: Alex, There are four things that you can do to help improve your conditioning without swimming and without going into a gym. 1. Running. Running will help you maintain your cardiovascular conditioning. Think about running for longer distances that mimic...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming lessons, clubswim, usaswimming org
clubswim, usaswimming org, dog paddle: Robert, There are so many great resources out there for swimming. However, I ultimately think that the best and only proven way to learn to swim is in the water with an instructor. Yes, you can learn some tricks while reading a book or watching a video,...

Swimming & Diving: Upcoming High School Meet, usaswimming org, national age group
usaswimming org, national age group, course meters: Michelle, I am sorry, but I don t feel comfortable saying what I feel a good or average time would be for you. I will refer you to USA Swimming s National Age Group Motivational Times: http://www.usaswimming.org/USASweb/_Rainbow/Documents/b6f5e251-9707-4d80-92c8-c86992c20e00/2008MotivationalTimes-Top16.pdf...

Swimming & Diving: water spitting, hygiene reasons, long distances
hygiene reasons, long distances, instructer: First of all, I have never heard of training for distance spitting. Yes, swimmers do spit water, but usually thats so they don t have to swallow the water that gets in their mouth and they don t intentionally spit at others. Yes they can spit long distances,...

Swimming & Diving: After workout, constant fatigue, medical knowledge
constant fatigue, medical knowledge, heart rate: Mary, I am not a medical doctor. I will not be giving you advice based on learned medical knowledge. However, two things do come to mind. Typically this would be a result of dehydration and lack of warm-down. When swimmers just get out of the water...

Swimming & Diving: Anti-fog spray/ goggles, fog goggles, fog spray
fog goggles, fog spray, little water: Jeff-- Sorry this has taken so long for the answer I have. I really haven t had any information or use time related to anti-fog goggles or the spray. I always just put a little water in the bottom of my goggles and when they got foggy I put my head down...

Swimming & Diving: Anti-fog spray/ goggles, fog goggles, fog spray
fog goggles, fog spray, spit: Hello Jeff! I have honestly never used the anti-fog spray, just good old fashioned spit always did the trick for me; however, I did use anti-fog goggles. Those work very well from my experience and should last you a couple years if you rinse them off after...

Swimming & Diving: breathing whilst swimming, practice thanks, leg action
practice thanks, leg action, breathing difficulty: I apologize for the delayed response but I believe I can offer some insight into your breathing difficulty. Swimmers, especially for freestyle, breathe to the side in order to not stop or sink. The kicking of your legs should never stop during laps unless...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, Starting platform height
Starting platform height: Here is the answer you are looking for(I was a little off on the previous answer. This is from the US Swimming Rules and Regulations. .1 Height. A Long course and short course meters: The front edge of the starting platform shall be no less than 0.50 meters...

Swimming & Diving: diving and flip-turns, confidence problem, race pace
confidence problem, race pace, backstroke: Leah-- We ll start with your dive. It sounds like you aren t pushing completely with your legs. This does two things, first it causes your start to fall short and because your legs aren t fully extended when you leave the blocks, they go pretty much where...

Swimming & Diving: lung capacity, lung capacity, swimmers
lung capacity, swimmers, competitive edge: I do not know the exact physiology regarding lung capacity of swimmers. Most competitive swimmers do have an increased lung capacity from years of practice. It would be important for this development in order to take fewer breathes and speed up the stroke...

Swimming & Diving: Mental Issues in Swimming, good kick, play games
good kick, play games, ulcer: Hannah-- Here s a couple of suggestions. First of all, make sure you re having fun. If you are putting pressure on yourself, for any reason, stop. At 15, you should be swimming because you enjoy it. Don t feel that you need to perform well for anyone...

Swimming & Diving: Plateaus, adult swimmers, sprint team
adult swimmers, sprint team, style of swimming: Hello Liz, i hope I can provide some insight into your daughters new swim habits. First and foremost you should know that some children and even adult swimmers reach a point of no return where they had their best times and struggle to maintain or even revert...

Swimming & Diving: swimming kick - backward propulsion, swimming kick, constance
swimming kick, constance, propulsion: Constance-- By what you are describing, your friend is bending her knees too much, like pedalling a bike(even though she can t ride one), and this is causing the backward movement. She needs to work on straightening her legs out a bit. Hope this helps,...

Swimming & Diving: Beginning to Swim, front crawl technique, olympic sized pool
front crawl technique, olympic sized pool, cardio workouts: Gennady-- Keep on trying. It takes a while to adjust to a swimming regimen as opposed to running. It s an adjustment to not have your face in the water. Keep working on the fundamental stroke also. Don t be afraid to ask any lifeguards or coaches for...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, Starting platform height
Starting platform height: Here is the answer you are looking for(I was a little off on the previous answer. This is from the US Swimming Rules and Regulations. .1 Height. A Long course and short course meters: The front edge of the starting platform shall be no less than 0.50 meters...

Swimming & Diving: Diving Advice, mental help, reaction time
mental help, reaction time, one and a half: If you have a coach/teacher ask them to call it(tell you when) for you. They may have to yell a little early to allow for reaction time. It will come to you, like I said, your only a few lessons in. Those guys/gals you see diving at the Olympics have...

Swimming & Diving: My dive start needs work., michael phelps, stream line
michael phelps, stream line, line position: Hi jp! A dive start takes a lot of practice and work so do not feel bad about diving deep at first. You need to focus on your posture above all and what goes through your mind before the starter beeps. depending on what is most comfortable.. place one foot...

Swimming & Diving: physical attributes, physical attributes, long legs
physical attributes, long legs, springboard: Moe-- Those attributes are almost perfect for a competitive swimmer. The hard part is perfecting the techniques needed to be competitive. You actually have a pretty good physique for most sports(you re a little tall for springboard diving). The hard part...

Swimming & Diving: Can I became pro swimmer?, masters group, olympics 2012
masters group, olympics 2012, swimming club: Hi James, Yes, you can become a pro swimmer. However, there is no secret to becoming one. You just have to practice, practice, practice. Let me warn you that even so, you might not be where you want to be. Dedication is key here. You seem to have what it...

Swimming & Diving: 12yr training, national championship titles, novice teams
national championship titles, novice teams, concrete rule: Hi Linda! Wow that is a lot of training for your daughter but her practice schedule should be based on her abilities as a swimmer. Is she one of the few fastest children on her team or is every member getting the same extensive practice schedule? The children...

Swimming & Diving: 7 day rest period, speed work, rest period
speed work, rest period, intervals: The reason I said a 7 day taper won t be effective after 30 days of training is that your athletes won t have a good base to taper from, you should have 5 to 6 months of that kind of training behind your athletes for a full taper(which is typically 10 to 14...

Swimming & Diving: Becoming comfortable in the deep end & treading water, frog kick, breast stroke
frog kick, breast stroke, water question: Hello again-- First a quick question, can you start swimming in the deep end? If you can then it s a little easier to aim for the shallow end then to know that you have the deep end to contend with. I think you should work on swimming the length of the...

Swimming & Diving: Best swim gear for training, world class swimmers, dolphin kick
world class swimmers, dolphin kick, collegiate programs: being tall helps, good rotation is a must, big feet help especially if you have flexible ankles. as far being too old to take up competitive swimming and be successful at it depends on what you call successful. If you mean becoming an Olympian, first of all...

Swimming & Diving: lifeguarding, boy scouts of america, cross certification
boy scouts of america, cross certification, physical tasks: Jake, BCA Lifeguard isn t equivalent to the Red Cross Lifeguard. HOWEVER, you don t have to take the full class. If you challenge the course(just take the written test and pass the physical tasks) you can get certified with the Red Cross. Go to your local...

Swimming & Diving: My main swimming problems, butterfly stroke, dolphin kick
butterfly stroke, dolphin kick, workout fitness: James- Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you(slight medical problems). It sounds like you are doing the right thing. The main thing to remember is that being fit on land is great(aerobically), but once you jump into the water it s a totally different...

Swimming & Diving: Postnasal drip after diving to bottom of pool, apple cider vinegar, swimmer award
apple cider vinegar, swimmer award, chlorine smell: Toni-- The pressure at the bottom of the pool may be what is causing the drip coming from your nose(sinuses). It is nothing to be concerned about, it s not a cold, don t worry about contaminating others. There is no reason to discontinue your swimming routine,...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming, kickboard, ymca
kickboard, ymca, stroke: The only advice I can give you is to make sure that you are not lifting your head up when you breath. Make sure you turn your head to the side to breath. Every time you pick your head up your feet sink. A good way to fix that is to work on your breathing...

Swimming & Diving: swimming butterfly, varsity swim team, yard butterfly
varsity swim team, yard butterfly, arm muscles: Bryan-- Let s start with the muscles in your upper body. The biceps(front)/triceps(back)of your arms, triceps are a little more important. Deltoids are the muscles on top of your shoulders. Latissimus Dorsi are your back muscles that lay from about mid-shoulder...

Swimming & Diving: taper, morning workouts, yd
morning workouts, yd, tapers: Suzanne- A full taper will not work after only 30 days, you don t have enough of a base to taper off of. You can try to rest the kids for the last week prior to this meet(which is what a 7 day taper would be). Most tapers last from 10 to 14 days, depending...

Swimming & Diving: 200 breastroke, breastroke, speed drills
breastroke, speed drills, swimmer: Hi Jaimie-- The best way to build endurance is to do longer distances during training. In my opinion every swimmer, regardless of their specialty, needs a good distance base early in the season to give them a solid base in which to rest off of when the time...

Swimming & Diving: 200 breastroke, breastroke, speed drills
breastroke, speed drills, swimmer: Jaimie, You sound like you are already psyching yourself out. Swimming is very mental. If you start filling yourself with ideas that you can t do something, you most likely won t be able to do it. I know that sounds crazy, but it s really true. You need...

Swimming & Diving: 3yr old hates swimming, breaking my heart, new teacher
breaking my heart, new teacher, shoud: That is great that they got a new teacher and I am happy to hear that the other teacher was patient with her. By the beginner s class do you mean preschool or level 1? My son is 3 and he is going into preschool 2. Cognitively he isn t ready for level 1 (Red...

Swimming & Diving: 200 breastroke, sprint, endurance
Swimming & Diving: 200 breastroke, sprint, endurance, distances

Swimming & Diving: Help!!!!, triathlon season, run and bike
triathlon season, run and bike, triathlete: Tom- Eight weeks isn t a very long time to train for that type of distance. The best thing you can do is a lot of long distance swims. Swim as long as you can non-stop each time you are able to get into a pool. As for the breathing, even if you are breathing...

Swimming & Diving: not really a question, question question, breaststroke
question question, breaststroke, best of luck: That is great. Congratulations. Think about technique at regionals. When someone touches you out by that little...it s usually something that you can work on for next time. Think about really being quick into and out of your walls. I am sure your underwater...

Swimming & Diving: Swim Improvement -- Best approach, terry laughlin, total immersion swimming
terry laughlin, total immersion swimming, backstroke: Michael, Total Immersion has its routes in science. It came on the scene as a result of studying the efficiency of swimmers. Terry Laughlin has done a great job at parsing this out to the masses. As for this being the best way to learn the strokes, I can...

Swimming & Diving: swim - beginner, leg muscle, holding my breath
leg muscle, holding my breath, fins: Hi Henry. Your feet when you kick should be under water. If your instructor is teaching you to kick above water they are doing it incorrectly. If you kick under water you should easily be able to move. Why are you wearing fins? I am just curious. ...

Swimming & Diving: teaching swim lessons, gut instinct, swimming drills
gut instinct, swimming drills, mom dad: Katie, Congratulations on getting back in the swing of things. I am on a break from coaching right now. I am enjoying it, but I do miss the interactions. I have personally never used a website, but I have found a few that might help. http://swimming.about.com/cs/techniquetips/a/Freestyl_Drills.htm...

Swimming & Diving: turns, somersault, pool
somersault, pool: Caroline- The only alternative to a flip turn is the open turn(touch the wall with your hand, turn around, and push off). To do a flip turn you need to be able to do a somersault. All a flip turn is, is half a somersault, put your feet on the wall and push...

Swimming & Diving: Breathing troubles, couple breaths, pool method
couple breaths, pool method, nose clip: When you are doing rotary breathing you should be breathing through your mouth. I have had horrible allergies my whole life and the chlorine in the pool makes me very stuffy. Perhaps a decongestant before you swim may help combined with breathing through your...

Swimming & Diving: beginner, water blow, arm movement
water blow, arm movement, swimming lesson: Nicole-- Don t get frustrated. It takes a lot of time and practice to start to swim better. When you breath in the water you want to think of it just like breathing out of the water, when your face is in the water blow most of your air out so when you turn...

Swimming & Diving: floating and swimming, egg beater, kickboard
egg beater, kickboard, vertical motion: Hello, Learning to swim takes time. I would suggest trying to build up your endurance by using a kickboard and kicking with it across the pool. This will build your leg strength up. Then you can practice breathing with the kickboard with out your arms then...

Swimming & Diving: Red Cross & B.S.A. lifeguard, bsa lifeguard, boy scouts of america
bsa lifeguard, boy scouts of america, american red cross: Most pools have their own requirements, whether it s Red Cross, BSA or some other certification. Your best bet is to check with the aquatic center at the time of application to see which they require. It is totally up to each individual center. Hope this...

Swimming & Diving: 4-year-old son got pushed at pool, swimming lesson, accidents
swimming lesson, accidents, good luck: Can you talk to the teacher and ask if Daddy can get in the pool for 1 lesson? (accidents happen although very sad). Unfortunately I realize that he is now scared but over time that will resolved it s self. I wish I had a better answer but yes I would try...

Swimming & Diving: beginning swimmer-- 500 meter swim, lifeguard, job description
lifeguard, job description, counselor: Please do not get discouraged by my answer. First off was this in your job description? My concern is that they may use you as a lifeguard and without the ability to swim yourself 500 meters I would be concerned as a previous Waterfront Head at a summer...

Swimming & Diving: energy!, nutrition levels, warm ups
nutrition levels, warm ups, lacking energy: It sounds like your doing the right things, don t get frustrated. As your muscles get tired and broken down, it affects your entire life style. As for your times, they will come back as your body adjusts to the training you are putting it through. You will...

Swimming & Diving: Further evaluation, age groupers, underwater evaluation
age groupers, underwater evaluation, breast stroke: At 13 your son is still a little young to get involved with a specialized coach. He still has a lot of growing to do and that will effect a lot in terms of technique. My best advice is to stay where he is now and for you to talk to his coach about taking...

Swimming & Diving: hip flexor muscle involvement in swimming, hip flexor muscle, sprint triathlon
hip flexor muscle, sprint triathlon, muscle involvement: Cheryl-- Depending on the severity of the injury, you can still train, just try to stay away from kicking drills. Your hip flexor is involved in all aspects of swimming, so there really isn t a stroke to do to avoid it, the only way to do that is to train...

Swimming & Diving: immersing head under water, five green and speckled frogs, yum yum
five green and speckled frogs, yum yum, delicious bugs: I would suggest enrolling her in a swim lesson with other kids her age. Also it helps to sing songs with her that encourage blowing bubbles and splashing. Here is a song to help you. FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS Five green and speckled frogs Sat on...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming dive, dear george, marina marina
dear george, marina marina, degree angle: Marina-- The best tip I can give is, when the swimmer leaves the starting block he should leave at about a 45 degree angle. This gives him a good angle to enter the water at the same angle of entry. The swimmer wants to enter the water through the same...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming training, palmerston north, brockbank
palmerston north, brockbank, bachlor: The best thing you can do is increase the amount of time you spend in a pool. You should be in the water at least 4 days a week training with the other things you do as background exercise. You need to build a training base so that you have a solid base...

Swimming & Diving: sprinting, breath control, quickness
breath control, quickness, reflexes: The best suggestion I can give you is to start working on making your start and turns as quick and efficient as possible. As you get faster, it takes the little details(breath control, quickness of reflexes, speed into and out of your turns) to continue to...

Swimming & Diving: swimmers' body, weight lifters, stretching exercises
weight lifters, stretching exercises, range of motion: Eddie-- Yes, swimmers are long and lean. Most swimmers do lift weights to build strength, but the exercises they do are full range of motion lifts to keep the muscles long and still build strength. The reason weight lifters are real bulky is that they don...

Swimming & Diving: swimmers' body, cross train, cross training
cross train, cross training, muscle mass: Hello Eddie, Quite the contrary the best swimmers are those with strong muscles and a little chunk to help them float. The leaner the muscle mass the quicker swimmers sink. My guess is the people that you are seeing are doing significant cross training....

Swimming & Diving: weights, range of motion exercises, bicep exercises
range of motion exercises, bicep exercises, lat exercises: Steve-- The most important muscles in swimming are your Lats, Triceps, Forearms and Abs for your upper body and your Thighs and calves for lower body. But remember you need to train all groups of muscles when you lift otherwise your training isn t going...

Swimming & Diving: breaststroke, upper legs, mr weber
upper legs, mr weber, pectorals: Carrie-- Since I m not there to see where you are at now I can only give you a few general tips. First of all, as for weight training, you want to work virtually your entire body, just like you would normally train. A little more focus on your forearms,...

Swimming & Diving: breaststroke, arm action, leg kick
arm action, leg kick, streamlined body: Hi Carrie! Personally, breaststroke is my worst stroke, but I ll try my best to help you in this area. Here is one drill that will help you in your training: Start the drill lying flat on the surface of the water with a light flutter kick to keep the legs...

Swimming & Diving: breaststroke, breastroke
breastroke: Hello Carrie ok so breastroke..your quite a trooper, this is a stroke that took me a long time to master. Lets see.. drills that would help increase your muscle strength leading to a faster speed would be alternating kicks and pulls.A workout example would...

Swimming & Diving: diver's comeback, stretching exercises, kelsey
stretching exercises, kelsey, weights: Hi Kelsey-- The best thing to do is start doing the same stretching exercises you did before you had to stop, this will help you get your flexibility back. As for strength, the best thing is to start training again, just working on your diving is a good...

Swimming & Diving: I Sink!, floating
floating: Dan-- Yes you are one of the unfortunate ones who will have a difficult time floating. Being very lean and muscular makes it very hard to float. Fat is definately more floaty , which makes it easier for chubby people to float. You can still swim, but...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming Plateau?, confidence issue, swim team
confidence issue, swim team, nervousness: Sherrie-- From what you say a couple things could be happening. First of all, a change of coach and coaching techniques tends to be quite an adjustment. Let your daughter know to keep pushing herself and doing what is asked during practices. As for the...

Swimming & Diving: surface diving, surface dive, bottom of the lake
surface dive, bottom of the lake, lb weight: About the only tip I can give you is that when you start your head and arms toward the bottom, make sure you bend over enough to get your hips above your head and let gravity do its work. With practice you should be able to do it, I have never seen anyone...

Swimming & Diving: teaching a 19-month old to swim, expert swimmer, horrible experience
expert swimmer, horrible experience, swim lessons: I would use your digression when starting to teach a 19 month old (I know my 9 month old loves water but HATES COLD WATER!) but my 3 yr old swims under water and has been comfortable in it since day 1. At any rate did you get a chance to tell the instructor...

Swimming & Diving: confidence and anxiety, pam pam, poor sportsmanship
pam pam, poor sportsmanship, state competition: Pam-- Don t worry, you re doing exactly the right things. Let her know to not get upset about qualifying, it s not life or death(even though it seems like it at 8). Keep emphasizing the fun aspect. Don t worry about her looking unsportsmanlike, she s disappointed...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, gravity changes, sammy lee
gravity changes, sammy lee, hole in the water: Gabriel-- Diving and math are related when it comes to geometry. Angles leaving the board and how they relate to the angles entering the water. The angle leaving the board is usually the same as the initial entry angle. Center of gravity changes, and spin...

Swimming & Diving: diving, new canaan ct, new canaan ymca
new canaan ct, new canaan ymca, east putnam: Hi Natallia-- Here are the 3 clubs I found: Club: Connecticut Elite Divers Contact: Patrick Pyrch Address: 234 South Main St., Unit 312 Middletown, CT 06457 Phone: 860-343-7567; (c) 860-638-7769 Email: patrickpyrch@sbcglobal.net patrickpyrch@prudentialct.com...

Swimming & Diving: diving schools, northern california region, diving schools
northern california region, diving schools: Sorry it has taken so long to get to you. I now of quite a few, but I need to know where in Northern Ca. you live so I can check if they still exist. I grew up in Northern Ca. so I ve seen a few. Let me know where you are and I will help you out Georg...

Swimming & Diving: endurance for 200m fly, shoulder problems, endurance
shoulder problems, endurance, training regimen: Sean-- The best thing to add to a program(if she s not doing it already) is broken 200 s. swim 50,10 sec. rest, 50, 10sec, 50, 10 sec, 50, 10 sec. Then do the same with 5 sec rest You can also do this broken at the 25 s, or at the hundreds. You can...

Swimming & Diving: How to help build confidence after a bad dive, famous quotes, courage
Swimming & Diving: How to help build confidence after a bad dive, famous quotes, courage, confidence

Swimming & Diving: how to float, breast stroke, pool water
breast stroke, pool water, how to float on water: hello mukund, There are different kinds of floating, for example the difference in salt water and pool water. I m assuming you mean pool floating, during swimming the best thing to remember is to keep calm and keep your body aligned & straight. Always keep...

Swimming & Diving: How to help build confidence after a bad dive, lower back injury, secondary focus
lower back injury, secondary focus, time approach: Dottie-- The hardest part of coming back from an injury is to regain confidence in ones self. When it comes to competing, your daughter needs to use a one at a time approach. Each dive is it s own competitive entity, if she has a bad dive, she needs to...

Swimming & Diving: Improving my swimming pace, many different things, personal coach
many different things, personal coach, question thanks: Hey Garry, That may be the problem. Though the case is very rare, people who have less than 5% of fat in their body tend to sink when they try to float in the water. Is this the case with you? This does not mean you won t be able to swim, just that it makes...

Swimming & Diving: swimming, flat thumb, first arm
flat thumb, first arm, imaginary line: Hi Hrishi, What do you mean by my start was not proper ? I think this question needs a little more elaboration, but I will try to answer the best I can. For freestyle, visualize a line running down the center of your body from your chin to your chest....

Swimming & Diving: Want to lose weight, exercise to lose weight, splashes
exercise to lose weight, splashes, fat burning: Hi Jitender! You asked me whether or not swimming would help you lose weight. Well, yes and no. It depends. Some people can swim well and others can only just get by. This can make a big difference because someone who can’t swim well will expend more energy...

Swimming & Diving: body position, body position, water head
body position, water head, head position: Katie-- Slow down a little bit, continue to work on body position with floating, kicking drills. For someone who has only been in the water 2 times it s not going to be a quick fix. What he is going through is normal. Take your time and let him get real...

Swimming & Diving: boy's diving, gymnast, arrow
gymnast, arrow, good luck: The best thing to do is go to: www.usadiving.org, click on the clubs link, go to find a club and use the drop down arrow to find CA and a list of clubs will pop up. There is one listing for San Diego and others in the Southern Ca. area. Good Luck, Georg...

Swimming & Diving: breaststroke, strength exercises, workouts
strength exercises, workouts, time off: Hey Jenny, I m not too sure about which drylands will help you, but here are some drills. There s the 2 kick 1 pull drill. Take 1 stroke regularly and then, while you re gliding, take another kick. This drill helps with coordination. There s also just kicking....

Swimming & Diving: breaststroke, breast stroke, strength exercises
breast stroke, strength exercises, muscle fatigue: Ok then Jenny, lets start with dryland.. 3 times a week do lunges around pooldeck or you can lung jump and switch legs to do it in place. do about 25 lungs per leg making a total of fifty and jump into the pool to do a 100 choice stroke pace to stretch out...

Swimming & Diving: breaststroke, stroke drills, strength exercises
stroke drills, strength exercises, glide 2: Jenny-- As long as you are training the way your coach specifies and you are pushing yourself as hard as you can, there really shouldn t need any extra drills. As for your stroke drills, remember that your kick and pull should not happen at the same time,...

Swimming & Diving: Chest tightness, sore muscles, throat tightness
sore muscles, throat tightness, backyard pool: I can see the chest and back tightness being related to swimming, but am not sure about the throat. If you are lifting your head up to breath and not turning it to the side the throat tightness is a possibility. The one thing I would recommend to any one...

Swimming & Diving: Diving/swimming/weight, sprint swimming, george weber
sprint swimming, george weber, excersizing: Hunter-- Sorry it took so long. You ve got a lot of questions. 1. Contacts is a personal preference, if you feel confident wearing your goggles when racing, go with the contacts. Otherwise it s up to you. 2. Your weight seems a little heavy, but it...

Swimming & Diving: diving, hitting the bottom, correct angle
hitting the bottom, correct angle, belly flop: Barry-- What your son is doing is a good start, learning to do a racing start is a progression, and if you have access to a pool with a deep area, that would be a big help. The thing that leads to belly flops is the fear of hitting the bottom of the pool....

Swimming & Diving: diving, springboard diving, hurdle
springboard diving, hurdle: Matt-- The easiest way for you to see an approach is to go to youtube.com and search springboard diving. You will be able to see some different approaches and you can see what you need to do, it would be easier than trying to decipher what I can tell you...

Swimming & Diving: Ear problems, inner ear infection, swimmers ear
inner ear infection, swimmers ear, ear problems: hi does it hurt when you try to sleep on it? The only thing I can think of is swimmers ear, its an inner ear infection from some bacteria in the pool, it quite common. there are drops that can be either prescribed but if you goto a drugstore a pharmacist should...

Swimming & Diving: Headaches while swimming, transient ischemic attack, mini stroke
Swimming & Diving: Headaches while swimming, transient ischemic attack, mini stroke, sezures

Swimming & Diving: Improve in my swimming., backstroke, postion
Swimming & Diving: Improve in my swimming., backstroke, postion, important things

Swimming & Diving: Training, gold medals, national games
Swimming & Diving: Training, gold medals, national games, wheel chair

Swimming & Diving: can't hold breath for a long time underwater, holding your breath, deep breath
Swimming & Diving: can't hold breath for a long time underwater, holding your breath, deep breath, edna

Swimming & Diving: flip turning & diving, blow air, sinuses
blow air, sinuses, continuous stream: hi Sharron, Well it takes some getting use to but it is as simple as blowing air out of your nose. When your head is upright you already have air in your sinuses so water cannot come in, so when swimming toward the wall take a side breathe and then lead into...

Swimming & Diving: Headaches while swimming, lack of oxygen, stroke technique
lack of oxygen, stroke technique, surface dive: hey Carly, Well first off my experiences with swimmers headaches were both lack of breathing technique and the impact from a surface dive off a starting block. For some reason that impact on my head would give me a nasty headache soon after... but breathing...

Swimming & Diving: Improve in my swimming., us olympic trials, dolphin kick
us olympic trials, dolphin kick, hole in the water: Ethan-- The easiest way to improve your times at this point is to really focus on your start and turns and the streamlines out of them. If you watched any of the US Olympic trials, you may have noticed how the swimmers streamlined out of their turns(hands...

Swimming & Diving: Improve in my swimming., belly flop, current times
belly flop, current times, last winter: Hey Ethan, I think for a swimmer of 3 summers, your times are pretty good. For breaststroke, you should be able to go faster by moving your arms and legs faster. Your stroke might be wrong. That could be why your time isn t improving as much as it could...

Swimming & Diving: lifting, lean muscles, motion exercises
lean muscles, motion exercises, quadriceps: Robert-- Given that swimming involves virtually all muscle groups, you need to make sure that you are working all of them. Especially concentrate on agonist/antagonist groups, ie, bicep/tricep, lats,traps,delts/pecs, quadriceps/hamstrings, etc. Make sure...

Swimming & Diving: Swim strokes and which part of the body they work and tone, hip flexor, breast stroke
hip flexor, breast stroke, swim strokes: Hello Ellie, ok so it seems like you want the basic gist of swimming to get in shape; well, 1st off you will not bulk up I promise. Swimming naturally tones and strengthens but you definitely wont have anyone asking you if you ve taken a couple steroids....

Swimming & Diving: Swimming, everyday examples, lbs height
everyday examples, lbs height, excersizes: Hey Hunter, Of course, even though it s not my area of expertise, I ll try my best to answer your question. Ah, the standard does he like me question. I ve had many problems like these, myself. I can t be 100% sure, but from what you ve told me, it...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming with COPD, water exercises, aerobic exercises
water exercises, aerobic exercises, head and shoulders: The best way to retrain yourself to swim underwater is to just do it. The reason you bob up when you take a breath of air is the air is helping you float, when you exhale you sink because the extra flotation is gone. There really aren t any water exercises...

Swimming & Diving: starting competitive diving, recreational gymnastics, diving clubs
recreational gymnastics, diving clubs, dear george: Elizabeth-- Six is a little young, but with a gymnastics background she may be ok. The best place to check for teams in your area is to go to USDIVING.org. Go to the bottom of the page, click on Site Map, from there go to find a club. Then click on CA...

Swimming & Diving: About swimming, competative, healthy diet
competative, healthy diet, muscle mass: Hello, Practice is key to being relaxed in the water. I would suggest for fitness (non-competative) to try to do laps daily and increase gradually the amount of the laps that you do over time. Finally maintaining a healthy diet will help with muscle mass...

Swimming & Diving: swimming and diving, follow ups, first move
follow ups, first move, glitches: Hey Hunter, I think you should get to know him a bit more. Go ask him to hang out sometime, maybe see a movie, grab a bite to eat. If there are any glitches in this idea, you can opt to just talk to him more at practice or at meets. Don t wait for him to...

Swimming & Diving: Training, training
training: Hello Donald, First of all let me say how much I admire your commitment to the sport.. or rather lifestyle of swimming and I have to admit with your background I am surprised you are asking for training advice. Well being that the meet is so close I would...

Swimming & Diving: can't hold breath for a long time underwater, swimming classes, long time
swimming classes, long time, confidence: Sahana-- Learning how to breath while swimming takes practice. You coach was wrong telling you that you CAN T do it. Your friends aren t breathing underwater, they have learned to breath correctly while swimming. Take your time and learn the correct way...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, shermer rd, dogwood dr
shermer rd, dogwood dr, hoffman estates il: Julia-- Here are a few clubs to check out, none in Chicago though: Club: Barrington Diving Academy Contact: Lisa Christensen Address: 1930 Dogwood Dr. Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Club: Chicago Dive Club Contact: Alik Sarkisian Address: 2311 Campus...

Swimming & Diving: Diving Boards, texas swim center, mail jane
texas swim center, mail jane, spencer ford: Spencer-- Diving boards haven t been outlawed in Texas, a lot of local Rec. pools don t have them due to insurance rates. Here are some local club teams that can help you Club: Bay Area Stars Diving Team Contact: Kuni Schultz Address: 4353 N McGregor...

Swimming & Diving: Diving Program, ewing nj, local high schools
ewing nj, local high schools, cherry hill nj: Ana- Here are the only US Diving clubs I know of: Club: Jersey Rebel Diving Contact: Candace Gottlieb Address: 223 N Woodstock Dr Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Website: www.bluedolphindiving.com Club: Rough Riders Aquatic Club Contact: Dennis Ceppa...

Swimming & Diving: diving, local high schools, walnut creek ca
local high schools, walnut creek ca, stanford ca: Kari-- Here are a few clubs in Northern Ca. Club: Stanford Diving Contact: Rick Schavone Address: 48 Pearce Micthell Dr Stanford, CA 94305 Website: www.stanford-diving.com Club: Santa Clara Diving Contact: Cory Yeager Address: 818 S 3rd St....

Swimming & Diving: ear infection, skin reaction, swimming suit
skin reaction, swimming suit, ear protection: Hey John, Yes, it is possible, but there is a very very small chance. Unless you have a skin reaction to chlorine or something, I don t think you should worry about that. In all my 14 years of swimming, I have never gotten an ear infection from the water....

Swimming & Diving: ear infection, swimmers ear, ear problem
swimmers ear, ear problem, googles: Yes it is possible, but not any more than under any other circumstances. The most common ear problem is swimmers ear. This is caused by not getting the ear dry enough when done swimming. An easy preventative for this is to pour a small amount of isopropyl...

Swimming & Diving: ear infection, swimmers ear, ear treatment
swimmers ear, ear treatment, googles: Hello John, Well swimmers ear is very common and painful but still easily treatable. The only ear protection I ever wore was a swim cap. In all my years of swimming I think I got an ear infection 3 times. Just make sure the pool you use gets cleaned often,...

Swimming & Diving: Freestyle Kicking, kick board, stroke
kick board, stroke: The best way to work on you breathing/kicking is to hold the back end of a kick board and kick with your face in the water. When you need a breath, take one stroke, turn your head to breath and really focus on continuing to kick. Hope this helps, Georg...

Swimming & Diving: Houston Diving????
Swimming & Diving: Houston Diving????

Swimming & Diving: Spitz vs. Phelps, gold medals, gold medal
Swimming & Diving: Spitz vs. Phelps, gold medals, gold medal, phelps

Swimming & Diving: Help getting started!, diving club, columbia sc
diving club, columbia sc, local high school: Brandi- I have found only one US diving club in SC, I m not sure whether it is anywhere you can get to, but here is the contact info: SOUTH CAROLINA Club: South Carolina Divers Contact: Todd Sherritt Address: 508 Wilts Ct Columbia, SC 29212...

Swimming & Diving: Houston Diving????, mail jane, competitive diving
mail jane, competitive diving, diving academy: Jamal-- Here are a few that I found: Club: Bay Area Stars Diving Team Contact: Kuni Schultz Address: 4353 N McGregor Way Houston, TX 77004 E-mail: Svendiver@aol.com Club: Cougar Diving Club Contact: Jane Figueiredo Address: 4616 Rockwood...

Swimming & Diving: improving, season hasn, swim team
season hasn, swim team, third grade: Hi Autumn, Could it be that your injuries are hindering you? The only other advice I have for you is to keep on practicing (especially the strokes you hope to improve in). I assume the other people on your team don t slack off. Also, it s important to see...

Swimming & Diving: Making Varsity, running start, dryland
running start, dryland, tendancy: Sarah-- For your preseason conditioning, I d suggest starting with some running(start easy and build up to a mile or 2 each run) just to build up some aerobic conditioning. If you have access to stretch bands or weights start working with those, if you can...

Swimming & Diving: MEDAL, sport organization, private sources
sport organization, private sources, phelps: This is outside of my expertise, needless to say the money can only affect his training efforts not his wins but the amount raised for his training etc. is not easily disclosed since it comes from private sources and National fundraising. Sorry I could not...

Swimming & Diving: New to Swimming, swimming in december, breathing exercises
swimming in december, breathing exercises, stroke technique: Hey Jerrod! Glad to help, If you really want to swim for a college you need to look at the college s team s and your current times. If you work at it you can drop a lot of time within a year so set your goals on your favorite college s walk-on times... if...

Swimming & Diving: Spitz vs. Phelps, mike phelps, mark spitz
mike phelps, mark spitz, spritz: Hello! This is somewhat outside of my expertise since I haven t been watching too much of the olympics recently. But I just read an article from the New York Times that stated that Spritz and Phelps are very similar athletes however Phelps has surpassed Spritz...

Swimming & Diving: Swim timing follow-up question, last stroke, long stroke
last stroke, long stroke, pool wall: Hello again, You are correct to that extent that it is possible that a variable such as the ones you mentioned could present a reasonable argument in the timing system; however, the system if laid correctly (which im such they are because it is the olympics)...

Swimming & Diving: Swim timing system, stop watches, score board
stop watches, score board, scoring system: Hello! Ok so to answer your question there are pads with sensors at each end of the pool that knows which lanes hits at what time according to the moment that a swimmers longest finger hits that board. The score board keeps track of those times so that they...

Swimming & Diving: spitting at the blocks, handful of water, pool deck
handful of water, pool deck, nervousness: Miles-- Believe it or not even the worlds best get a small case of nervousness and this causes dry mouths. The reason they put a handful of water in their mouth is to get the moisture going. Most of the time they spit the water on the pool deck. Hope this...

Swimming & Diving: FRONT CRAWL BREATHING, front crawl, alternate sides
front crawl, alternate sides, 3s: Hi Michael, I, too, had the same problem when I was younger. It depends on what your race is, actually. If you re swimming a long distance, then yes, you should be breathing every third stroke. For sprints, however, you can break that rule and instead,...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, strengthening exercises, gymastics
strengthening exercises, gymastics, regimine: Maddie, the best thing you can do is to start doing a stretching regimine and stomach strengthening exercises. If you already have a club that you are going to train with, go to them and start training. Work hard and you will catch up pretty quickly. Good...

Swimming & Diving: diving, olympic gold medalist, ab workout
olympic gold medalist, ab workout, barcelona games: Jessica-- Believe it or not the stretching you did as a gymnast is ideal for diving. The only addition I would suggest is a solid ab workout. Other than that go to the session and see what you can do. 16 with a gymnast background isn t too late to start...

Swimming & Diving: dry exercises, bodylastic, arm machine
bodylastic, arm machine, pool deck: Hi goran, I just started working on triathlon training myself actually. Ok so you do not have to limit yourself to the gym at all, the best workouts come from outdoor training (remember our bodies were not made to sit at an arm machine for half an hour at...

Swimming & Diving: freestyle swimming, straight line, pool
straight line, pool, pl: Sumit-- The best way to swim in a straight line is to follow the lane line or line on the bottom of the pool. As for your kick, it s just a matter of concentrating on keeping your feet moving. Keep in mind, the kick in freestyle is more for keeping your...

Swimming & Diving: swimming and age, dara torres, swimmer
dara torres, swimmer, endurance: Greg-- It s hard to say how much times will drop. The difference will probably be more noticable in the longer events, but if you watched or read about Dara Torres(41),you can definatly continue to improve or at least maintain performance if you are willing...

Swimming & Diving: Top to bottom, life bouy, condo pool
life bouy, condo pool, victim studies: Darren-- As much as that is a very gallant thought, the best thing to do is make sure there is a pole near the pool that would be long enough to reach someone in the pool. It is unadvisable for someone, unless they are trained to be a lifeguard, to try to...

Swimming & Diving: Getting tired in the middle of lap, health benefits, endurance
health benefits, endurance, old woman: First off I would like to congratulate you in making swimming an integrated part of your life. The health benefits from it are fabulous. Learning how to swim in your 30 s is basically the same idea as it it when you are a child. Lot of practice. Unfortunately...

Swimming & Diving: something wrong with stroke, slow turnover, slow strokes
slow turnover, slow strokes, slow tempo: Laura-- It does sound like a little bit of a strength problem, but there is nothing wrong with a slow tempo as long as you are not going slower because of it. If you are only swimming 50 s yes you need a quicker turnover, but in longer distances a slow turnover...

Swimming & Diving: 9 yr old swimming frequency, novice teams, work outs
novice teams, work outs, swimming club: I apologize for the answering delay, I was the m aid of honor for a wedding and had no computer access out of town. Well anyway Hello Fiona! Your situation really depends on your daughters other activities. Novice teams in Florida typically practice about...

Swimming & Diving: core trainning, lower back muscles, dolphin kick
lower back muscles, dolphin kick, best exercise: Yes--core training can help. The best exercise in the pool is to do dolphin kick on your back with your arms above your head(streamline position)and work both the up and down movement of your kick. On dryland any crunches, leg lifts etc. Any exercises that...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, flexible muscles, thigh muscles
flexible muscles, thigh muscles, matter what level: Chandler-- Let s start with the fear thing. Don t worry, it s only natural to be afraid of new dives, but once you do them the fear lessens. One thing to remember is that fear is a good thing, it keeps you honest. All divers(no matter what level) have...

Swimming & Diving: diving ear protection, ear protection, earplug
ear protection, earplug, taking the chance: Sorry there really isn t any ear protection I know of that is safe for diving. With any earplug you re taking the chance of forcing the plug into the ear canal which can aggravate the infection and at the worst break your sons eardrum. With any luck if he...

Swimming & Diving: 9 yr old swimming frequency, swim lessons, swim club
Swimming & Diving: 9 yr old swimming frequency, swim lessons, swim club, 10 years

Swimming & Diving: inner ear infection, inner ear infection, ear plugs
inner ear infection, ear plugs, swimmer: Hello Richard! My opinion would be to take some time off from swimming or use ear plugs. Whenever a swimmer develops swimmer s ear (a condition resulting in an inner ear infection as fell) our coaches as well as our doctor s always suggest a few days out...

Swimming & Diving: return to competitive swim after break, adding time, competitive sports
adding time, competitive sports, competitive swimming: Jean-- Relax, it takes time to get back into competitive swimming mode. A lot can change in three years away from a sport. Her body has probably grown, which means her muscles have changed(length, flexibility, etc.) and need to relearn the skills she had...

Swimming & Diving: Skills and Attributes, hand eye coordination, typical athlete
hand eye coordination, typical athlete, scout group: Amber-- For swimmers, the main attributes are flexibility in all joints, quick reflexes, lean body type(low body fat index),and well toned muscles. Also, most successful swimmers tend to be a little taller. Some coordination is also necessary to be able...

Swimming & Diving: Stuck competitive swimmer, hr sessions, growth spurt
hr sessions, growth spurt, rough spot: Brenda-- Depeding on how much she continues to grow and the other physical changes that take place at her age, the slump could last anywhere from 1 to 3 months, hopefully not though because it can be frustrating for all involved. Just make sure she is getting...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming, dolphin dives, long periods of time
dolphin dives, long periods of time, air tanks: Hello Ibrahim, Lats see if I can help you.. Most of these are going to be based on my experiences which could be called something different somewhere else. Doggy paddle- Just like dogs swim and kids first start swimming it is kicking your legs behind you...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming for Fitness, treadmill bike, lifting weights
treadmill bike, lifting weights, pool facility: Bud-- The best aspects of swimming are its aerobic qualities(cardio/jogging) and the fact it works virtually every muscle in the body. The fat burning abilities are minimal, but they are there. If you have access to a treadmill or a stationary bike you...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming Stroke, breast stroke, pectoral muscles
breast stroke, pectoral muscles, swimming stroke: The technique for the breast stroke (proper name) is very basic. You do a frog style kick but when you use your arms you only want to pull as far as your pectoral muscles. If you pull to your waist you will end up being forced towards the bottom of the pool....

Swimming & Diving: using kickboard & not moving, pigeon toes, breast stroke
pigeon toes, breast stroke, flat feet: Hello Dee First off let me apologize for the delayed answer.. I was in a wedding out of town without computer access. Let me begin by stating that I would not think that your child needs physical therapy since I am pigeon toes and besides not being to do...

Swimming & Diving: highly dense body mass, dense body, dense mass
dense body, dense mass, body mass: A persons body mass has very little to do with learning how to swim. I would teach them the exact same way I would teach someone with a less dense mass. If a person is muscular(more dense) it may be harder to teach them to float, but beyond that it is the...

Swimming & Diving: How to be back to swimming, university coach, freestyl
university coach, freestyl, practice advice: Sorry this took so long. The best thing you can do as an ex-swimmer is get back to training. A week isn t very long to get back to condition, but hopefully your university coach can tell if your strokes look good enough to make the team. In a week your...

Swimming & Diving: Competetive swimming slump, younger son, slumps
younger son, slumps, slump: Marny--You ve got a tough situation there. Your son isn t really in a slump, it s more like the honeymoon is over, because he has only been swimming for 2 years, he has hit a point where pure natural talent has gotten him to a peak. Now it s going to be...

Swimming & Diving: freestyle breathing, adult masters, blow bubbles
adult masters, blow bubbles, marathon runner: I am sorry I just saw this question today. The combination of the freestyle crawl and kick with breathing takes some time. I would say if you practice every other day for say 2 to 3 months and do not see improvement that you may want to join an adult masters...

Swimming & Diving: Times not moving, growth spurts, growth spurt
growth spurts, growth spurt, lifting weights: Claire-- You do have a pretty good point with the growth spurt, but there are also a lot of hormonal changes that happen in young women. These changes can affect perfomance in any physical activity, her body uses a lot of energy for these changes. Since...

Swimming & Diving: backstroke to breaststoke IM turn, personal preference, swimmer
personal preference, swimmer, stomach: Eddie-- Yes, there are numerous ways to turn from back to breast, and I can t say which is best. It s a personal preference. Since the rules allow a swimmer to roll onto their stomach going into the turn, that is the quicker turn, but it is possible to...

Swimming & Diving: backstroke to breaststroke IM turn, happy holidays, abbreviation
happy holidays, abbreviation: Eddie, I am sorry but I do not know what IM is. Is that an abbreviation? Personally I do the flip turn and I only blow out enough air to keep my nose from filling up with water as I invert and turn. If you are not swimming professionally it is perfectly acceptable...

Swimming & Diving: Extra protein for teenage swimmer, cross country runner, protein supplement
cross country runner, protein supplement, top colleges: Susan-- I am in agreement with your husband. At 14, your son has a lot of growing to do in the next few years and a protein supplement isn t going to help anything at this point. His cousin shouldn t be taking one either, muscles develop fine without one...

Swimming & Diving: backstroke to breaststroke IM turn, different stroke, breaststroke
Swimming & Diving: backstroke to breaststroke IM turn, different stroke, breaststroke, individual medley

Swimming & Diving: fear of water, natural fear, fear of water
natural fear, fear of water, shallow area: I wish there was an easy way. Everyone has a natural fear of the water. The best way to get over a fear of the water is to get in the water. Stay in the shallow part, where you can touch the bottom, and practtice floating or just splash around. Just remember...

Swimming & Diving: About disadvantages of swimming, lower back pain, physical ability
lower back pain, physical ability, 37 years: Hi Rehab, It is unlikely that the swimming caused your lower back pain unless you were either just sore from the work-out or were using bad technique. I use to train 60 year old swimmers so I am confident that age is not a determinant of physical ability....

Swimming & Diving: diving lessons, texas swim center, mail jane
texas swim center, mail jane, lake forest dr: Anabelle-- Here are some teams in Texas, some should have a lesson program that should help. Club: Conroe Diving Club Contact: Bill Travis Address: 1203 Callahan Street Conroe, TX 77305 Phone: 936-760-4686 E-mail: billtravis@totalzone.com Website:...

Swimming & Diving: Levels of competition world wide., division champs, competition world
division champs, competition world, international competitions: World wide competition is governed by FINA. The major international competitions are the world championships, as well as regional championships such as Europeans, Asian, or Pan Pacific. These occur for the most part every two years in long course format,...

Swimming & Diving: back strength, straight arm pulldowns, swim strokes
straight arm pulldowns, swim strokes, swim workouts: seems pretty normal, its typical to develop a strong back and lats for swimmers. I don t imagine your rhomboids are weak, thy also develop with swimming. If you are concerned about weak rhomboids I would suggest supplementing your swim workouts with somw...

Swimming & Diving: back strength, straight arm pulldowns, swim strokes
straight arm pulldowns, swim strokes, back muscles: Roger-- Swimming does increase the size of you major back muscles(common in swimmers), but most use dryland and weight training to supplement the other muscles in your back. Lower back extensions are effective in strengthening your lower back. If you have...

Swimming & Diving: back strength, straight arm pulldowns, swim strokes
straight arm pulldowns, swim strokes, rhomboids: Hello Roger, Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you but I completely understand your dilemma. I could hardly fit into my prom dress in high school because of my butterflyer s back. I found a site with a few exercises that helped me and a few I have...

Swimming & Diving: swim: technique: IM, arms and legs, daugher
arms and legs, daugher, backstroke: Hi-- Sorry this has taken a few days. I ve watched the video a few times, that was a great idea I wish more people would do that,and do have some suggestions. Let s start with the kick though. From what I see, your daughters kicks are just fine. You don...

Swimming & Diving: swimming, morning workouts, time hope
morning workouts, time hope, swim team: Kalie--This depends. If you are not a beginner, you should swim 5 to 6 days a week, 2 to 21/2 hours a day. If you have morning workouts available, 3 days a week would be good also(5 days if possible). As for yardage, you should aim for4-5000 yards per workout,...

Swimming & Diving: swimming training, occasional addition, swimming training
occasional addition, swimming training, eleven years: Hi Beverly! At your daughter s age and what you have told me above her athletic level I would trust the coach that said 10 hours a week of training is normal. It remains like this throughout a swimming career except for the occasional addition of land training...

Swimming & Diving: Teaching children to swim, liability purposes, teaching young children
liability purposes, teaching young children, swim lessons: I am sorry for my slow response. I will attempt to answer your questions. 1- For liability purposes you really should be a certified instructor. I prefer using the American Red Cross preschool & Baby swim lessons program. 2- I had my daughter in swim...

Swimming & Diving: Levels of swimming, swim lessons, private lessons
swim lessons, private lessons, swimmer: Hi Wendy! That is awesome that you want to learn how to swim!! You should register as a novice but practice a lot on your own if you can in order to move up more quickly. If your area offers private lessons for a reasonable price I would lean towards that...

Swimming & Diving: leg workouts, leg workouts, bit of leg
leg workouts, bit of leg, strength work: Hi Carrie! This is a little outside my field but I think it will be difficult to mimic that intensity with a shock to your knees. Have you tried an elliptical trainer.. the calorie burner is higher than running and you can set it to cardio trainer without...

Swimming & Diving: Pigeon Toes and Front Stroke, pigeon toes, breast stroke
pigeon toes, breast stroke, pigeon toed: Usually that is the issue when they are not kicking. Kicking is key when you are swimming. Try having him do it in beats and keep his stroke aligned with it. Having him breath every 3 strokes and kick while he is doing it. It will help him. Also, do training...

Swimming & Diving: Swim Parent, swimmer, having fun
swimmer, having fun, swimmers: JP-- RELAX--Your daughter is doing fantastic, don t stress. If she is having fun while she is doing well than there is nothing for you to worry about. As long as she is not under stress than you don t need to stress. It is normal to get a little nervous...

Swimming & Diving: which Swiming technique helps in developing which parts of the body, weight training, muscles
weight training, muscles, hips: Peterjack-- Swimming is good for the core muscles(abs and back) in general. If you do kicking drills, you will strengthen your legs and hips. Overall, swimming tones, but it tones all your muscles, not develops(makes bigger) any of your muscles. To make...

Swimming & Diving: Which Swimming Stroke, butterfly stroke, swimming stroke
butterfly stroke, swimming stroke, noticable change: Melisa-- Swimming really doesn t add to the size of your shoulders and traps. So there won t be a noticable change in that area unless you train extensively doing the butterfly stroke. If your looking to tone up your thighs and butt, concentrate on kicking...

Swimming & Diving: swimming. freestyle turns and stroke, elbow bend, catch phase
elbow bend, catch phase, thanks in advance: Hello again and you re welcome. I ve watched the video and did see a few things to work on. The first and probably the easiest, your daughter swam the whole race in a circle, just like she probably does in practice. She needs to either stay in the middle...

Swimming & Diving: takeovers and staying down 4 fly, free freestyle, blue hat
free freestyle, blue hat, changeover: Hi-- Well start with the butterfly. It looks like she is keeping her head down better, but her hands are still going too wide at the start of her stroke. The other thing to work on, I m seeing an extra stroke at both ends of the lap. It s faster to reach...

Swimming & Diving: breathing in front crawl, breast stroke, back stroke
breast stroke, back stroke, property suggestions: The breathing movement for freestlye (front crawl)is difficult to master but I think I can help you if not provide a little direction. Endurance and technique are what get you down the pool and back without being exhausted... elbows need to come up high when...

Swimming & Diving: Floating techniques, kickboard, best bet
kickboard, best bet, holding your breath: Sorry for the delay. When swimming you should always use your legs in a relaxed manor (not to straight but not floppy at the knees either. Your best bet is to allow your knees to bend slightly as you kick from your hips. Also only practice will help you...

Swimming & Diving: swimming and deafness, protective goggles, pool and spa
Swimming & Diving: swimming and deafness, protective goggles, pool and spa, kids pool

Swimming & Diving: Paddling, surface of the water, elbows
surface of the water, elbows, fins: Hello Shreyasi! Ok well it is not easy to get use to the form of freestyle or paddling immediately.. your knees should bend slightly and feet should be pointed like fins..your hips should also be straight but they do twist from side to side as your arms alternate...

Swimming & Diving: swimming and deafness, swimmers ear, keeping fit
swimmers ear, keeping fit, ear protection: I haven t heard any issues with people not using ear protection. It is suggested but I haven t heard about anything severe from it. But, there is always the possibility for swimmers ear. Make sure to drain your ear from all the water to get rid of the excess...

Swimming & Diving: swimming and deafness, swimmers ear, ear plug
swimmers ear, ear plug, eardrum: No, swimming won t cause deafness. If you are going to swim in a fairly shallow environment, there isn t sufficient pressure on your ears to cause damage and swimmers ear doesn t affect the eardrum. The one time that ear plugs are bad is if you are going...

Swimming & Diving: Time out of pool, free styler, summer nationals
free styler, summer nationals, acceptable reason: Will-- You re right, That does seem like a long period to be out of the water. The dryland is good, but it isn t enough, eapecially going into his senior year. April through June is typically a big yardage training time in preparation for summer nationals....

Swimming & Diving: training intensity, pe teacher, social impact
pe teacher, social impact, sports art: Hi-- Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. No, this isn t an American thing. I feel that starting at about 10 or 11 it is important for swimmers to train 5 days a week. They have plenty of opportunity for socialization(there s a lot of that at...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, workout plans, sophomore year
workout plans, sophomore year, uc davis: Erica-- U.C. Davis is a great choice. The diving coach is Phil Tonne. I competed against some of his athletes when I was younger. He is a great coach and a nice guy also. I may have some suggestions for you, the first of which is to look into joining...

Swimming & Diving: Overtraining, female swimmer, olympic dreams
female swimmer, olympic dreams, sroke: Mark--There really isn t a true guideline, but as a 10 yr. old, she should really keep her training under that 5000 m. per workout. More than that and it s too easy to get burned out early no matter how motivated she is. The best thing for her to do is work...

Swimming & Diving: plateau?, breast stroke, upper body strength
breast stroke, upper body strength, stroke work: Julie-- Sorry it took so long, some computer issues at home. First of all, weight training would be a great idea. It would build strength in your upper body, which from what you said, you definately need, and it would tone up your abs and lower body which...

Swimming & Diving: Swim work out length, how to swim freestyle, beginner tips
how to swim freestyle, beginner tips, lap pool: Alan-- Sorry this took so long. An hour or an hour and a half is a good place to start. And yes, you should work on learning the other strokes, it would give you some variety in your workouts and would help to tone a wider range of muscle groups. During...

Swimming & Diving: 3 yr old - loves water, hates lessons..., screaming bloody murder, blow bubbles
screaming bloody murder, blow bubbles, session tomorrow: Since it is paid for I would allow her to sit on the side until she chooses to join. Threatening to take stuff away may make her feel like she has to do something she is uncomfortable with doing. It is not unusual for preschool children to enjoy something...

Swimming & Diving: buoyancy and effort w/ flutter kick, frog kick, kickboard
frog kick, kickboard, arm movement: Hello Kathleen, First let me congratulate you with the decision on teaching yourself how to swim. This website may help. It is a good reference point for how to do the Crawl (freestyle) stroke http://www.ehow.com/how_5048_swim-freestyle-stroke.html In...

Swimming & Diving: Competitive Swim Training Young Athelete, santa clara swim club, swim camp
santa clara swim club, swim camp, athelete: Lillith-- First of all, the best way to find a camp is to go to usswimming.org and do a search on the find a club link and find a club that is somewhat convenient for you to get to and see what they offer. When I was associated with Santa Clara Swim Club...

Swimming & Diving: diving steps, somersaults, somersault
somersaults, somersault, hurdle: The best suggestion I can give you is practice, practice, practice. Controlling your body in the air is learned by doing. By making sure that your approach, hurdle and jump are strong and under control. The better your start, the easier it is to be under...

Swimming & Diving: Hi George,, head ache, breathing technique
head ache, breathing technique, pain in my head: First of all, have your coach start working on your breathing technique. Your head ache is probably caused by a carbon dioxide build up from holding your breath the entire time you are swimming. It is important to keep your body oxygenated when you exercise...

Swimming & Diving: injury rehabilitation thru swimming, weight training exercises, stroke mechanics
weight training exercises, stroke mechanics, breast stroke: Todd-- Depending on the injury that was repaired, swimming is one of the best rehab exercises you can do. Freestyle and backstroke can be used in limited distances without any damage being done. Make sure it doesn t hurt your shoulder, though, if it does...

Swimming & Diving: stomach distention after swimming, stomach distention, abdominal distention
stomach distention, abdominal distention, swallowing air: Kim-- Your daughter is probably swallowing air. The best thing to do is to keep her from swimming underwater so much. Try to teach her to swim on top of the water(swim lessons?). Other than that teach her to blow bubbles when her face is in the water,...

Swimming & Diving: swimming, whip action, blowing bubbles
whip action, blowing bubbles, necessary ability: Fear of the water is a normal thing, especially as the person gets older. Blowing bubbles out your nose isn t a necessary ability, it s more important to blow bubbles out of the mouth. You can work on blowing through the nose can come with a better comfort...

Swimming & Diving: Butterfly stroke...!!!, butterfly stroke, breast stroke
butterfly stroke, breast stroke, stroke technique: Good Morning Raj, My honest answer is that the butterfly doesn t have a good (different) technique to swim in the ocean. I am pretty good at the butterfly but even I struggle in the ocean. The waves make it very difficult to get high enough to keep the...

Swimming & Diving: breathing technique, breathing technique, kickboard
breathing technique, kickboard, crawl stroke: The best way on the crawl stroke is to start with either the side of the pool or a kickboard and you will practice what is called rotary breathing. (Turning your head to one side with your ear in the water and taking a breath.) Once you have practiced that...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, fear anxiety, age category
fear anxiety, age category, swimmer: Louis- Given you son is only 8, I wouldn t worry too much about it. The big issue seems to be fear/anxiety with diving from the blocks, some people are like this. With time and practice he should get comfortable with the idea, don t push him. He s obviously...

Swimming & Diving: Lifesaving Side Stroke, rescuer, stroke
rescuer, stroke, variation: Mary-- The top leg back is used for lifesaving for two reasons: 1. So the rescuer still has a strong kick while swimming and 2. So the victim doesn t get kicked during the rescue. Traditionally, the top leg is supposed to go forward. I really don t know...

Swimming & Diving: treading water, egg beater, treading water
egg beater, treading water, vertical position: The concept of treading water and coming back up to the top after jumping in are similar with the flutter kick. When you jump in kick hard and you will surface and then you can swim to the side. With treading water it s much much harder to do with the flutter...

Swimming & Diving: Basics, center pool, personal opinion
center pool, personal opinion, laps: Ken-- Not necessarily a simple question, there is some personal opinion, but basically however you want to count your laps. Most people consider a lap a round trip or two lengths of the pool. Keep in mind the length of the pool when you are looking to...

Swimming & Diving: Breathing out, dear george, breathing out
dear george, breathing out, backstroke: Eddie-- To keep it short and sweet, you don t ever really hold your breath. You should breath in when your face is out of the water and out under water. Backstroke you want to try to keep your breathing in a rhythm, in 2 strokes, out 2 strokes, or something...

Swimming & Diving: butterfly - speed & endurance, speed endurance, school athlete
speed endurance, school athlete, couple suggestions: Pete-- It almost sounds like your daughter is swimming the firtst 50 too fast and is fading at the end of the race. The ideal splits should be within a second to a second and a half of each other for a high school athlete. As long as she is getting a well...

Swimming & Diving: collegiate swimming, uss club, college coach
uss club, college coach, ncaa rules: Jon-- It is not necessarily a requirement, but it is highly advisable to train year-round. If you take off large amounts of time, you lose too much in conditioning and you come back at the beginning of the season you basically start over in your training...

Swimming & Diving: high school swimming, state finals competitions, club swimmers
state finals competitions, club swimmers, light workout: Depending on the local rules and the HS coach s rules, sometimes it is possible to do a light workout with the HS and then train afterward with the club coach. Some HS associations don t allow an athlete to train with their club coach during the competitive...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming gear, hair issue, swim suits
hair issue, swim suits, hairiness: Moe-- Let s start with the hair issue, Competitive swimmers let their hair grow throughout the main part of their training during the season. At major competitions, though, they shave the hair off, this gives the feeling of being smoother, therefore more...

Swimming & Diving: strengthening legs, dolphin kick, butterfly kick
dolphin kick, butterfly kick, previous question: The best way to strengthen you kick is to do more kicking. Freestyle and butterfly kick are more for stability then power, The big issue with dolphin kick is timing and being smooth, the speed will come with both types of kick. Hope this helps, Georg...

Swimming & Diving: Trouble breathing, stress factor, breathing problem
stress factor, breathing problem, steady flow: Julie-- This sounds like it could be a combination of things. First, he may be holding his breath on the first length instead of keeping a steady flow of air into and out of his lungs. He should breath every 2nd or 3rd stroke to keep the air moving. The...

Swimming & Diving: Can the brain be deprived of oxygen during swimming?, special education teacher, young swimmer
special education teacher, young swimmer, collegiate athlete: Katie--First of all I admire what you are doing. I spent 5 years working with Special Ed. kids and loved it, I had an incredible sense of joy with every accomplishment we had. As long as he isn t holding his breath for long periods(more than 1 lap of the...

Swimming & Diving: breath holding while floating, holding breath, intuitive ability
holding breath, intuitive ability, pool bar: I think what you are doing is great. Don t get discouraged or scared(everyone is a little afraid of the water),don t panic. If you have access to a kick board(type of float), use it in addition to your hands as support(might help with the struggling). Keep...

Swimming & Diving: dropping time, weightroom, time drop
weightroom, time drop, drylands: Jeff-- If your daughter is all muscle, there really isn t any weight she needs to drop and there isn t a calculation relating weight loss to time drop. By the sound of it your daughter may just need to focus on quick starts and turns and improving her streamlines...

Swimming & Diving: breath holding while floating, exhale, mortals
Swimming & Diving: breath holding while floating, exhale, mortals, supervision

Swimming & Diving: Performance decline, club hoppers, high school swim team
club hoppers, high school swim team, steady improvements: Mike--There is a lot going on here and I would love to help, but I need a little more info. Starting with the high school issue: Is he bigger or smaller than the other kids, is he faster or slower, was he just not liked? It could also be a mental issue,...

Swimming & Diving: Recovering from a slump, intense focus, slump
intense focus, slump, swimmer: Nathan--Give it some time, from the age of 13 or 14 through about 17, mens bodies go through a lot of changes(hormmonal and physical)and these can cause a slump. If you can continue to push through this and keep working hard and keep having fun your times...

Swimming & Diving: swimming and water polo, water polo team, correct stroke
water polo team, correct stroke, light weights: Hi, Can you tell me your age and if you are new to swimming of have been doing it for a while. Swimming is one of those sports that require a lot of teaching for the correct stroke technique. Also swimming requires a lot of flexibility and is predominately...

Swimming & Diving: back to breast turn in Individual Medley, international competitions, personal preference
international competitions, personal preference, breath of air: Matthew--Of the 4 turns you listed, the spin turn and the flip turn are the most widely used. They both have advantages and disadvantages. The backflip and open turn aren t really used at all any more. With the spin turn you get through the turn quicker...

Swimming & Diving: back to breast turn in Individual Medley, world class swimmers, technical glitch
world class swimmers, technical glitch, experiment number: Hi Mathew, Sorry about the late response. I thought I had answered this question but there must have been a technical glitch because it never got sent. You are right, there are a few types of turns. Back in the 80 s I experimented a lot with numbers...

Swimming & Diving: back to breast turn in Individual Medley, Backstroke to Breaststroke Turn
Backstroke to Breaststroke Turn: yes, no.2 is called the suicide turn. There are actually various ways you can approach a backstroke to breaststroke turn, and everyone has their own perspective on it. It s better to find the one that works for you the best and is the most comfortable one....

Swimming & Diving: freestyle turn, freestyle, swimming
freestyle, swimming, flip turns: Yes! That s the way to do it. I didn t want to tell you about doing a dolphin kick because that can get more confusing. But since you re doing it already, excellent! How is your streamline? Are you getting a good one before you push off? Streamlines and...

Swimming & Diving: freestyle turn, somersault, begining
somersault, begining, hips: Eddie--As you flip the only thing you need to do is think about sliding your hands along your legs so they stay basically pointed in the direction you will be heading. It s all a matter of not letting your hands follow your hips through the turn. Start by...

Swimming & Diving: freestyle turn, breast stroke, specifics
breast stroke, specifics, hips: Good Morning, I think I need a little more information from you. It sounds like your freestyle turn is right are you pushing your arms up like you are going into the breast stroke. I apologize if I completely misunderstand you and will try to answer your...

Swimming & Diving: freestyle turn, Streamline
Streamline: From what you described, it seems like you do not initiate streamline position right after you flip turn. Right when you flip, try positioning your arms in a position above your head so when you push off the wall, your arms will be above your head in streamline...

Swimming & Diving: lunge in breaststroke, core strength, lunge
core strength, lunge, breaststroke: You lunge forward. The lunge is with the upper body and takes quite a bit of core strength to do it at a high skill level. The hands and arms stay near the surface so that you minimize the drag. The ideal position after the lunge is to have your body be...

Swimming & Diving: freestyle tumble (flip) turn, good thinking, new question
good thinking, new question, hips: Yes, that is another way to keep your hands away from your hips during the turn. Very good thinking on your part. The more you can analyze each part of a stroke or turn, etc. the easier it is to figure out and change little techniques. Great job, Georg...

Swimming & Diving: frequency, swimming, swimming distance
swimming, swimming distance, over distance training: Hi John, In my opinion, six days a week, twice a day is excessive. A more typical scenario would be six days a week (two hours a day) with two or three shorter morning workouts. They would do this for a while and then go back to one a days. Of course,...

Swimming & Diving: swimming & diving 14 year old, santa clara swim club, swimming diving
santa clara swim club, swimming diving, west coast: Gina--There are clubs that have both swimming and diving available. Santa Clara Swim Club has both teams as does West Coast Aquatics,but you have to check times and costs. DeAnza swim club used to have both teams also, but I m not sure at this point. Beyond...

Swimming & Diving: swimming - hungry, burning calories, madam
burning calories, madam: Swimming makes you hungry because you are burning calories while you swim and your body needs food to replace those calories. If you are training heavily, it is possible that you won t feel as hungry, but you still need to replace the calories that you...

Swimming & Diving: fear of the water, stroke improvement, man boobs
stroke improvement, man boobs, polish navy: Bud, that s a great question and I love the way you asked it. It s a fairly involved question and I have some strong feelings about it. Hope you re ready... First, the manboob thing. Forget about it. No one cares. It s difficult to accept but we just aren...

Swimming & Diving: Learning streamlined dolphin kicks, backstroke, streamlines
backstroke, streamlines, streamlines for swimming: Sorry about the delayed response. I was out of town for the weekend (I ll have limited Internet access all of next week so any response will be slow). Let s do the dolphin kick first. Usually, if someone goes straight down when pushing off it s because...

Swimming & Diving: shoulder injuries (un)avoidable?, swimming, shoulder injuries
swimming, shoulder injuries, swim injury: I m not a doctor, so I don t know much about arthritis. I did a brief search: http://orthopedics.about.com/od/arthritis/f/arthritiscauses.htm and from the looks of it swimming would not be on the list of things to cause it. That said, swimming can be...

Swimming & Diving: streamlined dolphin kicks, dolphin kick, shallow angle
dolphin kick, shallow angle, backstroke: Bonnie--The key isn t to go too deep, you want to make sure you are in a streamlined position. When you are first working on the dolphin kick, use your whole body and make the range of the kick fairly large(like you might see a dolphin do). As you get use...

Swimming & Diving: ASAP Help!!, young swimmer, freak out
young swimmer, freak out, freakout: Melissa-- First of all, make sure your streamline out of that turn is tight and aggressive, if you can get out past the flags before you take that first stroke(with no breath on the first stroke), you can pick up a little time. As for the nervousness,...

Swimming & Diving: Breaststroke Exercise, Breaststroke Exercises, Drills
Breaststroke Exercises, Drills: In order to improve your breaststroke technique, try to do drills more often that require leg strength. Doing a lot of kicking with the board is imperative in order to get faster. Breaststroke is a stroke that relies on leg strength, so it is important to...

Swimming & Diving: breathing while front crawl, front crawl, breathing technique
front crawl, breathing technique, proper breathing: You need to think about exhaling when your face is in the water and inhale when you turn your face to the side. Make sure you blow as much air as possible or you won t have time to inhale enough. It doesn t matter whether you exhale through your nose or...

Swimming & Diving: help with freestyle, flexible muscles, hand person
flexible muscles, hand person, left arm: Brandon, Sorry this took so long, if you are breathing to your right, you are possibly turning too far and laying on your left arm, which shortens the pull length of your left arm. Concentrate on only turning your head enough to get you mouth out of the water....

Swimming & Diving: Strokes., breast stroke, free style
breast stroke, free style, breaststroke: While it is true that a basic breaststroke is pretty easy(even though the kick done properly is slightly difficult)and it is a good rest stroke, it also allows the face to stay more above the water. However, I do recommend learning the freestyle at the beginning....

Swimming & Diving: sore knees, sore knees, teacher trainer
sore knees, teacher trainer, swimming lessons: HHello, I am not sure why you should be getting this soreness and clicking, as it should not happen, unless it happens when you run or walk up stairs ( then there is a problem with your knees already). When kicking you should have a slight bend in the...

Swimming & Diving: tumble turn, last stroke, ball position
last stroke, ball position, tight ball: Hi, That’s correct, when you approach the wall your last stroke is to pull your hand towards you and then you tuck up in a small ball and your feet go over the top as you literally tumble into the wall. Your hands can be used to help you turn a little...

Swimming & Diving: tumble turn, shoulders, reply
shoulders, reply: The only way to fix this is to concentrate on leaving your hands in front during your turn, other wise you have to shove your hands forward. Your hands should be at your side at the start of the turn, think about rotating around your shoulders and leaving...

Swimming & Diving: competitive training, potentail, personal coach
potentail, personal coach, intense training: Hi, As I live in the North East I don t know of any clubs in Illinois, but I did find this web site http://www.ilswim.org/links/index.htm and http://www.ilswim.org/links/miscellaneous.html I would email all the clubs to see what their program...

Swimming & Diving: swimming, 4 months, national championship
4 months, national championship, swimmer: Hi, Depends on what your even is. If it is a 50 or 100 m event you should be able to get enough training in 3-4 months to get your fitness back, then have a short taper period of 2 weeks to rest up for the event. If it is for a middle to long distance...

Swimming & Diving: 200 I.M. splits, world record time, course splits
world record time, course splits, breast stroke: Hi, Well for a world record time of about 1:54 long course splits would be 24.72, 53.20 [28.48], 1:26.28 [33.08],1:54.10 [27.82]. I was a breast stroker and always gained a few seconds on that part of the race and then just held on to my lead in the...

Swimming & Diving: engineering, Breathing Exercises
Breathing Exercises: Hello Sameer, I think you might be focusing too much on speed that you take in less air. To fix this, when you breath from your side (in freestyle) try to raise your head a bit higher out of the water and slow down a bit when you take your breaths so you...

Swimming & Diving: Floating and Swimming!, body fat content, exact body
body fat content, exact body, chubby guy: Truthfully I am not sure how to help you. Increasing your body fat to an unhealthy level would not be the way to learn how to float. It takes a lot of practice and patience to learn how to float and trust the water. If you are at all tense or you are tensing...

Swimming & Diving: Free Style Swimming, good kick, free style
good kick, free style, strokes: The best way to increase speed is to make sure your technique is smooth and keep your strokes long. When you breathe, don t turn your head any more than necessary. When you push off the wall make sure you have a strong streamline and good kick before you...

Swimming & Diving: Is it possible to build muscle through swimming? And shud I drink protein shake after swimming?, Train Calves and Upper Body
Train Calves and Upper Body: Dear Anh, For training your legs, its good to do short sprint sets. In sprint sets you go all out speed for a small distance. This way you will get your legs to feel the burn faster. Try doing 1 lap sprints and having some rest in between them. Do that...

Swimming & Diving: summer swim team, sprint speed, yard sprints
sprint speed, yard sprints, summer swim team: Susan--The best thing he can do to maintain his sprint speed is to finish each workout with a set of 5 to 10 sprints(if they are in a 50m. pool, only go 25m at full sprint, working on starts and initial speed coming up). The long course training will benefit...

Swimming & Diving: tech suits!!, swimming strokes, mr watson
swimming strokes, mr watson, swim times: Hello, Whether tech suits are good or bad is debatable, what is required is that everyone gets to use the same type to level the playing field so to speak. Competitive advantages tend to slant the advantage to the person or team with the best access to...

Swimming & Diving: Fear of Going Under Water, skilled swimmer, nose plugs
skilled swimmer, nose plugs, best snorkeling: I would suggest using the snorkel and mask at a local pool. That shouldn t be a problem. With a quality mask you should not get water in it. The ocean is going to be wavy and you will need to learn how to clear the snorkel. As far as getting over a fear ...

Swimming & Diving: Fear of Going Under Water, bathroom sink, warm water
Swimming & Diving: Fear of Going Under Water, bathroom sink, warm water, real deal

Swimming & Diving: Keeping in shape, body weight exercises, back exercises
body weight exercises, back exercises, keeping in shape: Hi, It is very difficult to replicate any kind of fitness relevant to swimming as you know it is a very specific sport. I think the only thing you can do is a high amount of aerobics most days and may be some general body weight exercises like press...

Swimming & Diving: Diving and time improvement for 9 yr old, starter gun, time improvement
starter gun, time improvement, streamlined body: Hi, For a dive, it is case of strengthening the legs, improving response time to the starter gun and streamlined body thru the water. If she is only 9 I would NOT suggest weights. If you place an aerobic step (or any kind of solid step surface that is...

Swimming & Diving: FLIP TURN, swimming, flip turns
swimming, flip turns, swim turns: The old style of flips were to do them far away from the wall with the theory that you d save time and energy by swimming less. However, it s much faster to swim in close to the wall. You should start your turn about two arms lengths away. Stand next to...

Swimming & Diving: IM back to breast turn, breast stroke, side ways
breast stroke, side ways: Hi, You approach the wall still on your back and as you are about to touch the wall your can start to turn side ways, grab the wall and flip over. When you push off from the wall you are allowed 1 pull under water before starting your breast stroke above...

Swimming & Diving: IM back to breast turn, hand grabs, olympic level
hand grabs, olympic level, open style: Yes, like the breast and fly turns. In those turns you have to touch with both hands at the same time. But for a back to breast turn, you only use one hand to touch. Otherwise the turns are the same. The principle of doing as much of the turn on your side...

Swimming & Diving: IM back to breast turn, IM back to breast Turn Suicide
IM back to breast Turn Suicide: There are two ways you can approach a back to breaststroke turn. One is a more amateur way, but in the end, they are almost the same thing. When you do a breast to back turn, the first way is the traditional one, a two handed touch and push off. The second...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming troubles/plateau, freestyle events, lifting weights
freestyle events, lifting weights, breastroke: Hi, I am not sure what your problem is either, but did you gain any muscle and/or bulk size from weight lifting. That happened to me and I had to lay off the weights and concentrate solely on swimming, or using a swim bench to replicate swim motion and...

Swimming & Diving: unable to swim, stroke technique, kick board
stroke technique, kick board, endurance: That is a great question. Has he had the opportunity to work with a kick board on endurance? How is his stroke technique? Perhaps that is the best place to start. Sorry about adding a question to a question but if you get a moment and could answer those I...

Swimming & Diving: breathing during swimming, swimming, breathing in swimming
swimming, breathing in swimming, how to swim: The technique to breathe takes a while to learn. Then combining it with the stroke takes even longer. It s more than can be described fully in this forum, but I will give you an outline that will help. By the way, you re not a loser! First you have to learn...

Swimming & Diving: breathing technique, swimming, breathing in swimming
swimming, breathing in swimming, how to swim: Hi. I don t think there is one perfect way to do it. You have to find out the way that works best for you. You can hold your breath and then force it out hard as you turn your head to breathe. This helps keep the lungs full and gives you good positioning in...

Swimming & Diving: Diving Work out, olympic caliber, ab workout
olympic caliber, ab workout, competitive diving: Christina-- 16 is by no means too old to start diving(I really didn t start until I was 17). Having been a dancer, you already have the leg strength to do quite well, as well as the body control necessary to be successful. The best thing to work on, is...

Swimming & Diving: breathing techniques, Breathing
Breathing: Hello Ed, There really isn t an official way to breath. I would say breathing normal would be more effective than diaphragm breathing especially if you re already used to it. In swimming you basically want to do whatever makes it more comfortable and easier...

Swimming & Diving: breathing techniques, swimming, breathing
swimming, breathing, how to breath in swimming: Edward, I am sorry about getting back to you late. Sometimes, I do not get the follow up questions in my email box. I was answering another question and saw yours. Let me respond. I think ideally, you would do stomach breathing. It would keep you relaxed...

Swimming & Diving: swimming and bloated stomach/burping, swimming, breathing
swimming, breathing, how to breath in swimming: Hi Jay, It sounds to me like you re swallowing air when you breathe. The air would fill up your stomach and make you bloated till you burp. Here s some tips to help you. The first step is learning how to breathe correctly. 1) Start by noticing your breath...

Swimming & Diving: Breaststroke kick doesnt work, proper idea, school instructors
proper idea, school instructors, kickboard: Hi, hope I can help. A lot of people don t get the breaststroke kick correct. It can be difficult to get right, especially since I can only write about it. Here s what you are some tips... 1. You need to turn your feet out so the point to the side....

Swimming & Diving: Problems with Front Crawl Side-Breathing, sinus cavity, swim fins
sinus cavity, swim fins, practice breathing: Sculling is a good skill to develop. If you can get your head up for 10 seconds that s very good. Lift it up, get a breath, then put it back down. Staying above the water is difficult. Floating in the water is easy. So you work a bit to get up and breathe...then...

Swimming & Diving: swimming training program, swimming technique, freestyle swimming
swimming technique, freestyle swimming: Hi Connor, you should be able to make some good progress in four weeks. The problem is ALL one of technique. It has nothing to do with your conditioning. If anything, your size is an advantage in swimming. I m not sure how much time you have in the pool...

Swimming & Diving: Getting exhausted quickly and hand aches, elementary backstroke, stroke technique
elementary backstroke, stroke technique, survival situations: Hi...I ll see if I can help. 1. Swimming is difficult. It s more like running than walking. So at some point you will get tired and start panting. Look at total distance swum over your workout and increase it slowly (10% a week). If your arm hurts you...

Swimming & Diving: Masters Swimmer, provincials, weight training
provincials, weight training, main source: Hello Andriana It would seem to me that you ve hit that wall we experience every so often. I don t really think diet should be the main source of your problems. However, if it is because you are constantly (perhaps) starving yourself to lose some weight,...

Swimming & Diving: Swimmers Shoulder, swimmers, physical therapy
swimmers, physical therapy, referral: It sounds like you have tendonitis in your shoulder. If you can get a referral from your doctor to a sports specialist or for physical therapy it would be a great help. Tendonitis is from overuse so it can be frustrating. But definitely go see your doctor...

Swimming & Diving: freestyle swimming and shoulder pain, technique improvement, m pool
technique improvement, m pool, overuse injury: Hello Jay, I would not stop swimming as for it is a great sport and relatively low impact on the body. I do not answer medical questions as for it is out of my area of expertise but if I were in your situation I would certainly ask your primary care provider...

Swimming & Diving: freestyle swimming and shoulder pain, swimming, shoulder injury
swimming, shoulder injury, swim injury: From your description, the pain does not sound like a good kind of pain. It should more like an injury. If it was a good pain, you d feel it in your lats and triceps. You probably have a rotator-cuff impingement. Sometimes it s bursitis or tendinitis,...

Swimming & Diving: freestyle swimming and shoulder pain, Muscle Soreness
Muscle Soreness : From what you described, it seems like you re just experiencing some muscle soreness. This is usually a good thing. Muscle soreness is what develops stronger muscles. This is typical especially if you ve been increasing your workout quantity. However, if the...

Swimming & Diving: Am I slow for a 13 year old?, freestyle, swimming
freestyle, swimming, pacing 200s: Rule of thumb for freestyle is always streamline, kick and take the first stroke and you should be past the flags...actually your feet will be at about the flags. As a question on how to do a breakout for freestyle and I ll write the instructions for you....

Swimming & Diving: swimming competition, performance
performance : There may be a few minor problems that might have caused her performance to plunder during meets. One of them might be fatigue. She could be tired from working excessively and not having enough time to rest and heal her muscles. On top of that, she could be...

Swimming & Diving: when do you do butterfly kick in beginning of breaststroke, breaststroke pulldown
breaststroke pulldown: You have no idea how many swimmers I had dq because of this rule. I haven t coached the new way, and I haven t asked my friends who are coaching which way they think is best. My instincts tell me that kicking at the start of the pull would be best for...

Swimming & Diving: when do you do butterfly kick in beginning of breaststroke, Pull Down
Pull Down: Hello! To my knowledge that is what we call a pull down and it is perfectly legal in swimming as long as there is only 1 butterfly kick. This pull down is part of the stream line and can only be initiated in breaststroke. When you do the butterfly kick,...

Swimming & Diving: Swim suit, mississauga canada, swim suit
mississauga canada, swim suit, shipping charges: Hi, I am sorry I won t be of much assistance for your swim suit. I do not know if the suit is legal or the best place to buy a suit online. I would pick a distributor who is in Canada to reduce shipping charges and call or email them for your question...

Swimming & Diving: Varsity requirement, school coach, handstand
school coach, handstand, somersault: Hi Karen, I think I answered your follow-up but it showed up on my message board so maybe I didn t. There are ways of getting over the phobia, though it might take a psychologist or a really good swim teacher. Either way, it could take a lot of work and probably...

Swimming & Diving: exercise for swimming, swimming lessons, short answer
swimming lessons, short answer, swimmer: There is now quick/short answer to this question. Without knowing a lot more about what type of swimmer you are and what you want to be able to do, it is impossible to answer. Also, what type of exercises do you mean? Do you mean dry-land, in the water, swimming...

Swimming & Diving: Strengthening, swimming, shoulder injuries
swimming, shoulder injuries: Sorry, I think swimming would be a really bad activity for you. Swimming is tough on shoulders and if you already have hyper-mobility in them it would make things worse. Anything that puts a lot of stress on the rotator cuff will aggravate the problem. Swimming...

Swimming & Diving: Strengthening, Injury
Injury: Hello, It probably will not be harmful for you to swim, just as long as you don t undergo intense workouts. I am unsure if your arm will heal back to its formal state but it should definitely help. You should really check with a doctor for a more detailed...

Swimming & Diving: Strengthening, lifting weights, shoulder problem
lifting weights, shoulder problem, hypermobility: I cannot tell you for sure if it will help. Swimming is however low impact and good for joint and muscle issues. I would confirm with your doctor that it is okay to use your shoulder swimming before you do it. Since I do not work in the medical field I cannot...

Swimming & Diving: swimming making my legs stronger, short answer, madam
short answer, madam, endurance: Short answer, yes. Long answer, what do you mean by stronger? Will it make your run faster or farther? No. Will it help you lift more weight? Probably not. What will happen is that the muscles you use to kick will get stronger, gain more endurance and become...

Swimming & Diving: 50 butterfly time estimate, course pool, hell week
course pool, hell week, old masters: Peter--If you re hitting under 12 for 25 yards, you re looking great. You answered your own question, though. You said you were off on your start and your turn was slow, either of those by themselves would put you over :31, but do both and your sunk. If you...

Swimming & Diving: Beginner's woes, swimming, breathing
swimming, breathing, how to breathe for swimming: Sorry about not getting to you right away. I got this on Saturday and didn t have access to a computer till now. Ok, you re right. In my opinion the coach is not teaching you correctly. So there s three parts to your answer; 1. What the coach is doing....

Swimming & Diving: Training for speed, bruce lee books, slow twitch
bruce lee books, slow twitch, genetic aspect: Nishant-- The bad thing is speed is more of a genetic aspect than a pure trainable one. Genetically a person either has a predominance of fast twitch(speed)or slow twitch(endurance)muscles. You can train for some speed, but to Bruce Lee s speed was genetic,...

Swimming & Diving: Training for speed, speed training, martial arts
speed training, martial arts, relaxing: Hi Nishant. There are three main components for training for speed. The first is anticipation. This is in two parts; being ready physically and mentally. For a specific action (punch) you have to be anticipating that you will throw it. This is the mental part....

Swimming & Diving: butterfly dolphin, Butterfly
Butterfly: Hello, When you dolphin kick, you should go out a while past the flags. You shouldn t really try to emphasize on super long stream lines. On your stream lines, you should keep going as long as you still have good speed. Don t go too far and not too little,...

Swimming & Diving: Kids on Competative Swimming, swimming, coaching your kid
swimming, coaching your kid, swim instruction: Hi Barb, first I m a former swim coach (30+ years) so I know swimming very well. Here s my take on it... First, it takes at least three years of competitive swimming before 95% of the kids get it. A few are exceptional and will pick it up right away. Some...

Swimming & Diving: Training /risk for burnout, american swim coaches association, time state champion
american swim coaches association, time state champion, free fly: Sorry I didn t get back to you. I was so busy I missed it. Hope your son is doing well. I d love to know how it s going. As far as lessons and coaches, I m in Northern California and have no idea about the coaches in Indiana. Does the coach offer any? ...

Swimming & Diving: backstroke armpit & kick, backstroke, backstroke kick
backstroke, backstroke kick, swimming technique: I think the body should rotate 45 degrees in back and free. Maybe a little more in backstroke, though certainly not to 90 degrees. Some good things happen when you re on your more on your side. One, your body presents a more streamlined shape in the water,...

Swimming & Diving: Preparing for swim season, Competitive Swimming
Competitive Swimming: Hello Briana, Being short and having small limbs isn t much of a disadvantage. I ve known swimmers half my height that swim much faster than I have. Anyways, the key to swimming is just attending most of the practices. I assume you swim at a club due to...

Swimming & Diving: Can a 10 year old over train?, hours of swim practice for a ten year old
hours of swim practice for a ten year old: Seriously, six hours? That s more than Olympic athletes train (well, kinda). So there are lots of parts to my answer. Let s look at them... 1. Overtraining is usually used in the context of working so hard that your performance goes down. In terms of...

Swimming & Diving: Is it too late to start competive swimming at the age of 15?, competitive swimming, weight training
competitive swimming, weight training, cliche: Hello Jacob, No definitely not. It definitely is NOT too late to join competitive swimming right now. It may sound cliche but it is never too late does hold true in this case. A lot of swimmers start at high school anyways and you will always improve...

Swimming & Diving: Plateau?, breast stroke, mom and dad
breast stroke, mom and dad, hitting the wall: Hi Karen-- It doesn t sound like she s working out too much, at 10 or 11 she could be going 5 or 6 days a week without issues(if she s willing and it s offered). Depending on the type of training she is doing it is very typical for times to fluctuate throughout...

Swimming & Diving: How do I prevent skin darkening from chlorinated pools, waterproof sunscreen, chlorinated pools
waterproof sunscreen, chlorinated pools, pool company: Good Morning, I am not in Bangladesh and therefor I am sorry but I do not know what products they use to for chlorine. I do know that the products in the United States do not cause this kind of problem. I would suggest contacting a local pool company to you...

Swimming & Diving: How to swim efficiently, breaststroke kick, freestyle breathing
breaststroke kick, freestyle breathing: Hi Rim, there s a lot of questions but much of them are related to the same issues. I will try to answer them... 1. The secret to treading water is in the kick. You want to use an egg-beater kick, not a breaststroke kick. And using just your arms to scull...

Swimming & Diving: Breaststroke kick and Diving problem, Diving, Breaststroke
Diving, Breaststroke, Nutrition: Hello Rim, I m sorry for the very very late reply as this question request entirely dodged my inbox. I had just found it this morning. Anyhow, in response to your inquiries, inhaling through the mouth should not cause your cheeks to become dented. It is most...

Swimming & Diving: Breaststroke and Backstroke Problems, Backstroke, Breaststroke Technique
Backstroke, Breaststroke Technique: Hello Rim, Sorry for the late reply. Breaststroke is one of those strokes where when you pull your legs back they will stall. That is why in intensive and competitive swimming it is very important that athletes swimming breaststroke have to keep lunging...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming, Freestyle, front crawl
Freestyle, front crawl, Hips Moving: Hello Mike! When you swim freestyle (front crawl, you might be moving your hips side to side because of the way you pull the water. Make sure that when you pull water in front of you, you aren t pulling at a different angle. You tend to want to pull water...

Swimming & Diving: Butterfly Stroke, District Times YMCA
District Times YMCA: Hi John, I can t really give much advice from the information you ve provided me but I will try my best. For her flip turns, you can make sure she nails her dolphin kicks in her streamline before she rises up to the water. Try experimenting to see if her...

Swimming & Diving: underwater dolphin kick, Streamlines, Dolphin Kicks
Streamlines, Dolphin Kicks: Hello Eddie, How fast you surface from the water after underwater dolphin kicking depends on how much force you push off of the wall and how deep you descend before ascending again. It will also depend on the angle that your streamline arms are pointed...

Swimming & Diving: Getting my son off to a good start, Competitive Swimming Young Age
Competitive Swimming Young Age: Hello Hikari, Personally, I started off learning basics at the age of 7 for about a year before I started swimming in a club. Honestly I believe, and this is just a personal opinion,that at such an early age kids don t tend to pick up these basic stroke...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming Lessons., water orientation for babies
water orientation for babies: Dear Prashant: the perfect time to introduce your 2 & 6-month old son to any water-based program is (1) when your ready to make the commitment to be with him in the water on a scheduled basis without YOU communicating personal fear of water;(2) that medically...

Swimming & Diving: Swimming Lessons., proper guidance, reply thanks
proper guidance, reply thanks, dear paul: Hi Prashant, Personally, I started around 7 years of age but I have heard of mothers who have taken their babies at the age of 3. Of course at 3 years of age the child wouldn t be doing swimming but rather getting used to the water and overcoming their...

Swimming & Diving: brain sharp through swimming, neighborhood library, school neighborhood
neighborhood library, school neighborhood, better health: Rohit: Answer is YES/it can help. An aside: Rohit some of these issues of better health and conditioning that you bring up can be(better) answered by doing YOUR OWN RESEARCH: e.g. using internet; if in school, asking experts who procter or teach such ...

Swimming & Diving: breathing exercises while swimming, swimmer
swimmer: Rohit: Part of the answer I have given you 4/15-Monday: Do you recall terms ROTARY BREATHING? TURNING YOUR HEAD TO ONE SIDE AS YOU PULL WITH DOMINANT ARM/HAND & TAKING A FULL BREATH VIA YOUR MOUTH;THEN EXHALE THROUGH MOUTH/NOSE AS YOUR HEAD AND DOMINANT...

Swimming & Diving: breathing while swimming, walking up stairs, blowing bubbles
walking up stairs, blowing bubbles, dominant choice: Hi:The terminology to describe how to breathe while swimming freestyle is called: ROTARY BREATHING. In swimming this stroke, you turn your head to either left or right side to take your breath [intake,inhale, if you will]. YOU DO NOT BREATHE ON BOTH SIDES...

Swimming & Diving: losing weight, routine diet, artificial sweeteners
routine diet, artificial sweeteners, food calories: Of course! Here s an analogy that will help you answer this question using your own logic & reasoning. Assuming you have a savings account:(+) means you have plus amount of savings; (-) means you have minus amont of savings. As you add (+)money to your...

Swimming & Diving: reducing paunch, aerobic exercises, proper diet
aerobic exercises, proper diet, paunch: I believe I ve answered this question before. It s YES. In your prior question I also talked about proper diet [not over-eating]and reducing calorie intake, remember? Please Rohit, all your questions so far except question about rotary breathing (swimming)...

Swimming & Diving: Dropping time for 50 free, freestyle 4, asap thanks
freestyle 4, asap thanks, workouts: Alyssa: Before I give you my best advice tell me (1) what dryland workouts (at home) are you doing? (2) starting H.S. season w/doubles? what does that mean? (3)Do you have another swim stroke that s almost as good or as good as your freestyle? (4) what...

Swimming & Diving: Post nasel drip and sneezing after swimming, ear nose throat specialist, post nasel drip
ear nose throat specialist, post nasel drip, ear nose throat: Hi M Fox: Not having in-depth knowledge of your physical endowments, handicaps or medical issues, I can only give some common-sense suggestions. Also, after you ve heard what suggestions I m providing, you should opt to discuss these issues with your ears,...

Swimming & Diving: underwater dolphin kick, butterfly kick
butterfly kick: Hi Ed: to give you a more infinitive, helpful solution to your question, I really need some more info like (assuming you re talking about the dolphin kick): A-What are you utilzing this kick for? Is is incorporated in a racing turn? B-An underwater swim for...

Swimming & Diving: underwater dolphin kick, mask snorkel fins, dolphin kick
mask snorkel fins, dolphin kick, butterfly kick: Ed: here goes! When done correctly, the dolphin kick is a beautiful movement to behold! When you see cartoons of mermaids swimming, that s the kick they use. Watch tropical fish in a tank.The tail undulates as does its body giving it great speed and agility....

Swimming & Diving: diet for lightness and speed?
Hi Bud: As you can understand, my expertise is not in the area of health foods and proper diets for different genres (sports & related skills). However, based on your own PAST HISTORY of sport involvements, I think all that is needed here is some common...

Swimming & Diving: Swim Team Walk On- What to expect?
Hi Sarah: I don t know what a d3 school is! No matter.. Sounds like you re looking for a good excuse (to tell your friend as well as yourself) NOT TO JOIN THE SWIM TEAM OF THIS NEW SCHOOL YOU LL SOON BE ATTENDING. What s the rush? Enter the college in the...

Swimming & Diving: Adult Swimming, arms and legs, kick board
arms and legs, kick board, breathing techniques: Hello, I honestly would work on getting your face in the water and getting comfortable working on a basic prone (on the stomach float) before you try to coordinate your arms and legs. That is kind of the last step. I would ask your instructor to spend a...

Swimming & Diving: Advice, springboard diving, high diving
springboard diving, high diving, duck dive: Anthony--I am not sure what type of high diving you are dealing with. Are you referring to springboard diving or platform diving, and if springboard is it 3m. or 1m.? I really can t advise you(other than to say make sure you are diving from a balanced position,...

Swimming & Diving: Aspiring, weights training, adult swimmers
weights training, adult swimmers, club nationals: Niven-- It sounds like you are willing to put some effort into this goal. Since you have the experience as a child and teen, you know that it takes a lot of work to improve in swimming. To have the desire to improve as you say is the most important motivator...

Swimming & Diving: age group, talented athlete, flys
talented athlete, flys, aggressiveness: Jon- First of all, don t be concerned with the inconsistencies you re seeing. At 10 years old with only a year and a half of experience behind him, he is bound to be pretty inconsistent with his times. Very rarely will a 10 year old be able to understand...

Swimming & Diving: anxious swimming, swimming lessons, few suggestions
swimming lessons, few suggestions, middle age: Jack -- Well, it sounds as if you must have had quite an experience. Here are a few suggestions. First, try to find a good swimming teacher in your area. The Red Cross, for example, usually offers an adult learn-to-swim program. In this program, you...

Swimming & Diving: Basics of Swimming, prophet mohammad, time instruction
prophet mohammad, time instruction, hani: I am sorry but your question is to vague. Swimming is a complicated sport with four main strokes. Each stroke is complicated and needs real-time instruction to learn at first. I am unable to teach swimming via the internet. However, if you have more...

Swimming & Diving: Basics of Swimming, prophet mohammad, water breathing
prophet mohammad, water breathing, practice drills: I apologize for the incredibly late response, however I have been out of the country and not able to access a computer for 3 months. My advice for you about learning to swim is to find an adult swim class of some sort. It is difficult to learn how to swim...

Swimming & Diving: Basics of Swimming, prophet mohammad, blow bubbles
prophet mohammad, blow bubbles, front crawl: Sir: I m glad you re learning swimming, no matter what the reason -- it s a fun sport! There are a lot of small nuances to learn, but there are a few basics. Are there any libraries near you? Perhaps you could check out a few books? If not, here are...

Swimming & Diving: Basics of Swimming, prophet mohammad, arm motions
prophet mohammad, arm motions, pool lake: Hi... Swimming is a great sport and a great form of excercise. I think that your religion/culture knows what its talking about. To start swimming I would say to begin slowly. Get in the water and start wading around. Make sure that you feel comfortable....

Swimming & Diving: Basics of Swimming, prophet mohammad, whip action
prophet mohammad, whip action, backstroke: Hi-- The best way to learn to swim is to start by getting comfortable in the water. From there practice floating on your back and front. Then start working on a nice steady kick, using relaxed legs with a slight knee bend and what should feel like a whip...

Swimming & Diving: Beginner, fear of water, wet rat
fear of water, wet rat, baby steps: While I haven t had any personal experience with fear of water, the few people I know who do have had it for life. They are terrified to even go within yards of a pool, which I think is a shame. The only real piece of advice that I have for you is to face...

Swimming & Diving: Body type and drag, breast stroke, board face
breast stroke, board face, ocean swim: Hi Omar! It s Lanny. There s not much time between now and 9/24 but I could give you the following short term suggestions: Spend the next two working almost entirely your kick. Try different drills like: kicking on a kick board kicking wihout a...

Swimming & Diving: Body type, sprint coaches, breast drill
sprint coaches, breast drill, sprint event: Hi Linda... From what you are saying, I think we need to look at things you can improve on for your general technique rather than one related to your body type. It is true that people who have more fat may have more bouyancy but I have never subscribed...

Swimming & Diving: Bones, thai boxer, aerobic capacity
thai boxer, aerobic capacity, lung capacity: Hi Teeq... I have never heard that exactly however I did have a stint where I played Basketball during swim season and I felt that I was weaker in the legs. I honestly don t think that it would do you that much harm especially if you are doing distance...

Swimming & Diving: Brand New Swimmer, full body workout, breast stroke
full body workout, breast stroke, body workouts: Hi Kevin... Sorry it has taken so long...I have been in the process of buying a house, being sick and ending a season all at the same time. It has been taxing. Ok first things first...You are right. I think that swimming is probably one of the best...

Swimming & Diving: Breast Stroke, butterfly stroke, breast stroke
butterfly stroke, breast stroke, dolphin kick: Sarah- The key to both the breast stroke and the butterfly is timing. Breast is also a matter of streamlines, you need to try to keep your knees narrow on your kick, the hands on the other hand need to sweep just past your shoulders before pulling back and...

Swimming & Diving: Breathing during front crawl, front crawl, shallow breath
front crawl, shallow breath, alternate sides: Linda-- It sounds to me like you are actually gulping your air, taking a shallow breath, not breathing into your lungs. The breath should be just like your head isn t in the water. Try holding on to the edge of the pool and practice your breathing technique,...

Swimming & Diving: Breathing during swimming, swimming laps, hydro dynamics
swimming laps, hydro dynamics, body position: Hi Raj... Unfortunately you do need to be able to do both if you plan on swimming laps for recreation or competitively. I don t know of any regimented training program that teaches this to adults but I can help you try a few things. You need to start...

Swimming & Diving: Breathing Issues, sick to my stomach, hurdle
sick to my stomach, hurdle, swimmer: Dan- The best thing to do is to remember that you never want to hold your breath. You should either be inhaling or exhaling. It s not a matter of slowing down your breathing, just adjusting your timing to your stroke. Keep the stroke nice and long and...

Swimming & Diving: Breathing & Swimming, breathing techniques, wrong way
breathing techniques, wrong way: Keri, I actually had to think about this while swimming this morning to answer your question. :-) There is no right or wrong way to breath out while swimming. If you are comfortable breathing out through your mouth, go for it. It comes down to comfort....

Swimming & Diving: Broken set elements, exercise physiologist, speed sets
exercise physiologist, speed sets, fitness academy: Hi Peter! It s Lanny. A broken set example might be 5 x 200 on an interval which gives a lot of rest (at least a minute between 200 s) where you break the 200 into 4x50 with 10 seconds rest or 2x100 with a little more rest. These short rest breaks (10 seconds...

Swimming & Diving: Building up stamina, private lessons, stamina
private lessons, stamina, endurance: I would suggest to just keep doing what your doing and not to push it. If you can only do 15 minutes at a time, fine. As you build up their endurance you ll become stronger and can start doing 20 minutes, then 25, then 30…but to take it slowly. Good Luck...

Swimming & Diving: Butterfly stroke, butterfly stroke, ymca usa
butterfly stroke, ymca usa, horizontal plane: Lillian, Thanks for writing. In order to answer this question properly I need to know what type of a competition this is. Most sanctioned swimming events (YMCA, USA, NCAA, FINA, etc) are pretty strict about strokes and technique. If you are in a recreational...

Swimming & Diving: beginner diver, gymnastics classes, beginner diver
gymnastics classes, beginner diver, workout plan: Hi, That s pretty complex to do. But, I would suggest taking gymnastics classes. Those help with most of the diving skills. Swimming is way harder than diving, because of the muscles you use while your swimming. Diving is basic, but has its own difficulties....

Swimming & Diving: biomechnacal training device, stretch cord, lorena
stretch cord, lorena, swimmers: Kirk - Well, they appear to be for real. However, I ve never seen or heard of these being used in a practice. I have seen a similar device advertised in swimming catalogues where a stretch cord is attached to a belt and the swimmers ankle, but never a...

Swimming & Diving: breathing, olympic caliber, meter event
olympic caliber, meter event, strokes: Jake-- You re right in that getting oxygen is very important, but the number of times a swimmer breathes depends on the individual athlete and how they are trained. Most athletes will go about 100 meters breathing less than every 5 or more strokes, but i...

Swimming & Diving: How to do breathing?, question thanks, free style
question thanks, free style, one arm: During freestyle you continuously exhale through your nose while you swim and your face is underwater, and you inhale during your breath through your mouth. I suggest practicing exhaling though your nose if you are not already doing do. To get the right...

Swimming & Diving: breathing when diving., nitrogen buildup, extra pressure
nitrogen buildup, extra pressure, deep breaths: Lynsey-- The reason for exhaling on the way up is two-fold. The first is to equalize the pressure in your ears. The second is to keep the bends(nitrogen buildup) from occuring. The reason you don t take real deep breaths before heading down is that the...

Swimming & Diving: breathing sets, lung capacity, best of luck
lung capacity, best of luck, oxygen: Yes, everyone has a different lung capacity. The thing to remember is that you do hypoxic(breath holding) sets for 2 reasons. 1 To improve your ability to hold your breath. You should always try to push yourself a little further each time you do these sets....

Swimming & Diving: breathing while swimming, blowing bubbles, hardtime
blowing bubbles, hardtime, hanging on the wall: Karpagam, Thanks for writing. Great question! This is something that you should think about practicing while not swimming. Making sure that water doesn t go up your nose is actually not an easy thing to learn. I would just try this by hanging on the...

Swimming & Diving: breathing, long periods of time, losing consciousness
long periods of time, losing consciousness, land animals: Holding your breath is safe, up to a point. As long as you are not holding your breath for extremely long periods of time(2 min. or more) and taking a chance of losing consciousness. What you feel is natural because humans are land animals and are typically...

Swimming & Diving: butterfly and underwater swimming, holding your breath, body doesn
holding your breath, body doesn, carbon dioxide: As soon as you start holding your breath, you start building lactic acid. If you exhale slowly after a big breath your body doesn t build up carbon dioxide or lactic acid as quickly. Also the more relaxed you are when swimming under water the easier it will...

Swimming & Diving: butterfly, kick time, endurance
kick time, endurance, butterfly: Matt-- Butterfly can be a beautiful stroke, but it doesn t happen instantly. The main reason you can t get the second kick in is that your arm turnover is too fast. When your hands enter the water in front, you need to reach(leave them in front)for a for...

Swimming & Diving: Calories burned, breast stroke, back stroke
breast stroke, back stroke, best guess: Sisi --- I ve always hated word problems. :) Seriously, though ... I m sorry, but this question is almost impossible to answer -- there are other factors which effect caloric use, such as pace, heart rate, fitness level, etc. If I was working with you...

Swimming & Diving: Crawl Technique, stroke cycle, coordination problems
stroke cycle, coordination problems, kind advice: Michael-- Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Let s start with the kicking problem. If you are going to kick one time with each arm stroke you should be kicking on opposite sides(rt. leg/left arm, left arm/rt. leg), this should accomplish 2 things....

Swimming & Diving: i cant tread water, tread water, treading water
tread water, treading water, nerves: Julie, The reason why I didn t immediately reply to your question is because I don t know what you are asking me. Do you want me to teach you to tread water? Do you want advice on treading water? Do you want me to calm your nerves? :-) Don t worry....

Swimming & Diving: cleaning algae on pool bottom, water clarifier, liquid chlorine
water clarifier, liquid chlorine, nylon brush: Hi Mike. The first thing you need to do is get the water balance tested. This can be done at either a local pool supplies store or by yourself if you have a test kit. More often than not, the cause of algae is your water balance being off and your chlorine/bromine...

Swimming & Diving: Can he coach his own son?, former soviet union, swim club
former soviet union, swim club, usaswimming org: Hi The best thing to do is to contact U.S. Swimming at www.usaswimming.org. From there you can locate a swim club near you. It also has information on becoming qualified as a USS swim coach. This is the easiest way to get the information you need. ...

Swimming & Diving: competitive swim training, great shape, knowing what type
great shape, knowing what type, carib: Gary-- Without knowing what type of regimen he was on before he rested, it s hard to tell what happened. I know from personal experience that each athlete responds differently to being rested. Some swimmers perform their best with less rest/ or more rest...

Swimming & Diving: competitive swim training for 14 year old girl, natural aptitude, summer nationals
natural aptitude, summer nationals, peak season: Cheryl-- It sounds as if your daughter is very talented, but needs a change. Not every swimmer is the same, and can t be trained the same. She is at an age where she should be training 6 days a week, twice a day all year round, with a week or so break after...

Swimming & Diving: competitive swim training, competitive program, mid season
competitive program, mid season, difficult questions: Gary, This is a good and difficult questions. First of all taper is something that works if done property. However, each swimmer tapers slightly differently. For example...I needed a longer taper than other swimmers. I also got broken down more serverely...

Swimming & Diving: correction to "going backwards", sorry alex, forward motion
sorry alex, forward motion, sprinters: Alex, This is an outstanding question. Many great swimmers have had problems with their flutter kick. You are not alone. I have known some sprinters who actually go backwards as well when they kick with a board. However, they were top swimmers in the...

Swimming & Diving: Is there a cure to Asthma by swimming?, dusty room, breathing problem
dusty room, breathing problem, moderate level: Hi NR... You have come to the right place as I am a chronic asthmatic. I have had a moderate level of asthma my entire life along with other allergic ailments. To answer your question, I do not believe this to be true. I do believe that swimming helps...

Swimming & Diving: Daily Workouts, body workout, muscle balance
body workout, muscle balance, front crawl: Richard, Thanks for writing and asking a question. You ask something that I get a lot. Basically people want to avoid over-developing certain muscle groups through swimming. You do not need to worry about this. Swimming is truly a total body workout....

Swimming & Diving: Daughter's diving, swim times, pool deck
swim times, pool deck, ready position: Ken-- For a young/beginning swimmer the starting blocks can be pretty intimidating. The best way to get a beginner off the blocks is to work on diving off the pool deck first, even in competition, there is no rule against diving off the deck. Technique...

Swimming & Diving: Daughter freezing at swim practice!, unheated pool, competition pool
unheated pool, competition pool, cool side: Amy, 78 degrees is on the cool side for most children swimming. It is within the regulations for USA Swimming and competition pool temperatures, however I think that for an 8-year old that is cold. I can remember swimming with my summer club outdoors...

Swimming & Diving: Dear M. Weber,Thank you..., mr weber, breathing technique
mr weber, breathing technique, holding your breath: Raj- I am glad I have been able to help so far. For most people it is easier to blow air out of their nose, but it is up to you which is more comfortable. As for the floating thing, many people can t float. It depends on your body composition. If your...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, homework report, math homework
homework report, math homework, trajectory: Ryan-- I d love to help you, but i need a little more info. from you. What type of research are you doing-do you need to know how high the diver is at the start, middle and end of the dive? Do you need trajectory? Let me know exactly what you are doing...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, chinese method, diving board
chinese method, diving board, bob bob: Bob- I hope the info I gave you previously helped. The chinese method isn t much different than what most other countries are using(just a skip in the approach), but I really don t have access to any illustrations that would help, you could try searching...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, right angles, goggles
right angles, goggles, 17 years: Rachael-- Believe it or not, you had the right idea by ducking your head when you hit the water, the key is making sure you have your hands together and are squeezing your head with your arms when you hit the water. Also your head has to be in the proper...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, coordination issue, broom handle
coordination issue, broom handle, baseball bats: Laura, I have answered this question before. I hope that the following helps you out. Please let me know if you need clarification or additional help. Eric Don t worry. This is a very common question...learning to dive properly. This is more of a...

Swimming & Diving: Diving blocks, private pool, 1000m
private pool, 1000m, dives: Vanessa- sorry this has taken so long. Starting blocks are typically 18-24in(45-61cm)above the water. The width and length vary also, usually 24in(61cm) wide and the same length long. If necessary you can practice starting dives just off the edge of the...

Swimming & Diving: Diving off the Diving Block, correct angle, diving board
correct angle, diving board, swim team: Emily-- If you can dive off the diving board you have a head start. The only difference between diving off a board and doing a racing start is the angle you leave the block. In diving you want to go in as straight up and down as possible, with a racing...

Swimming & Diving: Diving instruction, land feet, young kids
land feet, young kids, training tools: Fern--I don t know of any books or videos that can help you but here are some techniques that you can use to teach her. If you can get into a deeper pool you can start off the side. Have her kneel down on one knee with the other foot on the edge of the...

Swimming & Diving: Diving position on entering water, bouy, hool
bouy, hool, swimming lessons: Shelly-- It sounds like there is a subconscious fear going on here. That extra height is playing with her head. It sounds like you are doing all of the right things to get her ready. Try having her concentrate on pushing all the way through her toes and...

Swimming & Diving: Diving Schools, redwood valley ca, morgan hill ca
redwood valley ca, morgan hill ca, mid eighties: Here are a few clubs in the Bay Area near you: Club: Diablo Divers Contact: Phil Tonne Address: 4516 Big Horn Crt Antioch, CA 94509 Club: El Toro Diving Club Contact: Jeff Olivetti Address: 2305 Shafer Ave Morgan Hill, CA 95037 Club: Mendocino...

Swimming & Diving: Diving Off-Season, dryland training, universal type
dryland training, universal type, dumbbells: Mike--My best suggestion is to concentrate on your abs(crunches, side sit-ups, leg lifts, etc.). Also work on your calves and thighs on the universal leg lift and squat stations. You also need to work on your triceps so you can push through the water on...

Swimming & Diving: Diving with Swim Goggles, meter springboard, swim goggles
meter springboard, swim goggles, high dive: Gayna-- It is perfectly safe to dive off the side with goggles on. She will eventually need to learn to dive without her goggles though. They are safe off a 3 meter springboard(low board), but I would not recommend going any higher. Also if she is going...

Swimming & Diving: Diving, time andrew, brain damage
time andrew, brain damage, blow out: Andrew -- Well, while being able to hold your breath underwater is a good thing for most swimmers, I personally don t recommend trying to hold your breath for extreme periods of time. (Brain damage can occur, especially at depth.) Also, the only methods...

Swimming & Diving: Drugs in swimming, chinese swimmers, olympic medals
chinese swimmers, olympic medals, german women: Marylka-- I know that none of the East German women from the 70 s have lost their medals, even though it is pretty obvious that steroids were probably used. There just wasn t the testing technology to prove it. There has only been a couple of chinese swimmers...

Swimming & Diving: depth, recreational swimmer, nmph
recreational swimmer, nmph, water fish: Meredith -- That is a great question. I have consulted with some other people I know, and this is what we ve come up with (keep in mind, I m not a hydro-physics expert, but together, 6 people agreed on this answer.) The answer to your question is no --...

Swimming & Diving: distance, olympic size pool, pace clock
olympic size pool, pace clock, somthin: You should put in an hour and a half to 2 hours of training per day. The best way to keep track of your pace is with a pace clock, most pools have them on the walls of the building. It s too hard keep track of your pace with a waterproof watch. It s easier...

Swimming & Diving: diving, male swimmers, resistance issues
male swimmers, resistance issues, water resistance: The reason male swimmers where the full body suit is due to the streamlining and resistance issues that a swimmer faces as opposed to divers who don t have to work with water resistance. Additionally, divers have to maintain more flexibility to be able to...

Swimming & Diving: diving, recreational swimmer, courageous person
recreational swimmer, courageous person, scuba diver: The easiest way to start with a forward dive is to kneel on one knee on the side of the pool, put your arms together above your head, and lean over. Start leaning your upper body toward the water and as your backside starts to come up off your heal, push...

Swimming & Diving: diving, springboard diving, deep pool
springboard diving, deep pool, hitting bottom: Shehraam-- I wouldn t recommend diving into a 9 foot deep pool from that height, it is the absolute minimum depth for a 3m board. Most diving pools have a minimum depth of 12 feet any more. If it is all that is available, make sure the divers take time to...

Swimming & Diving: diving in for freestyle, judgement call, coordination issues
judgement call, coordination issues, absolute answer: Beth, Thank you for writing. You ask a good question. I believe you are asking how long your son should stay underwater kicking in a streamline after he dives in the water. I hope that is what you were getting at with your question. First off, when...

Swimming & Diving: diving; swimming, gcses, strokes
gcses, strokes: Kt- First of all there is only difference between shallow diving for breaststroke and other strokes. In Breaststroke you need to dive a little deeper. The best tip I can give you is to keep your head down and your hands together, since I don t know if...

Swimming & Diving: diving, luisa, mechanics
luisa, mechanics, twists: Luisa- I would love to help, but what part of diving do you need the mechanics for? There are a lot of phases(spproach, take off,flight,spins,twists,entry) and different mechanics for each one. If you could let me know, I will give it my best shot...

Swimming & Diving: double pracitces, twitch muscle fibers, cardiovascular endurance
twitch muscle fibers, cardiovascular endurance, chest muscles: Rachael, You in luck! I was a distance swimmer. Basically I would keep everything I said before. You don t need to do any weights though. The idea of distance is to develop your long twitch muscle fibers, and you don t need ANY extra bulk. Doing endurance-based...

Swimming & Diving: Ear Infections/Regimen, inner ear infection, swimmers ear
inner ear infection, swimmers ear, exercise regimen: Mike-- I ll start with question 2 first. You re right any type of exercise is good, if you could squeeze in a third and fourth day that would be even better, but even two or three is an ok place to be. If you could do something every other day, that would...

Swimming & Diving: EXERCISE VALUE, calories per hour, kirtland cc
calories per hour, kirtland cc, k2: Rafey- It s hard to compare swimming with other forms of exercise, other than it does burn a fewer calories per hour than say jogging, but it is easier on the joints than most other forms of exercise since there is no impact on the ground. Swimming does...

Swimming & Diving: Exercise routine for divers, hip flexor, antagonist muscles
hip flexor, antagonist muscles, leg presses: Dan-- Sorry this took so long. The best thing to remember is that diving is dependant on flexibility as well as strength, so you should be spending at least 20 to 30 min/ day on stretching to start with. A good sit-up regimen is also important daily(sit-ups,...

Swimming & Diving: Exhale through nose or mouth?, true advantage, silly things
true advantage, silly things, exhale: Nay, To be honest, I don t think that there is a true advantage to your nose or your mouth. I would do what is most comfortable for you. I competed at the highest levels possible in the sport. I can t say that I have ever thought about it. Yes, they teach...

Swimming & Diving: extended length of snorkel tube, friction loss, vacuum head
friction loss, vacuum head, holding your breath: Eric, First and for most what an imagination. I would have never thought to vacume my pool that way. Now, I don t know your swimming abilitys so I can not say if this is safe. I can say that if you are a good swimmer and are not just holding...

Swimming & Diving: Finning, swimming instruction, ymca
swimming instruction, ymca, finning: Jennifer, All Experts says that this question is still pending. I thought that I had replied to this already. I truly do not know what finning is. I did ask around with other coaches in this area. Nobody knew exactly what is was. We came up with ideas,...

Swimming & Diving: First time swimming, skirt style, tummy tucks
skirt style, tummy tucks, pool lake: Hi Sonia I am glad to see that you wish to learn how to swim. You will really enjoy the benefits of the sport in the future. The first thing about learning how to swim is to pick a pool, lake or which ever sourse of water you want to learn how to swim...

Swimming & Diving: Floating, lung capacity, body fat
lung capacity, body fat, freak: Yes floating is related to body fat. The higher the percentage in your system the harder it is to float You should still be able to swim under water, it will be a little tougher though. Keep in mind that lung capacity also contributes to floating and staying...

Swimming & Diving: Floating, muscle tissue, muscle mass
muscle tissue, muscle mass, hensley: Hi-- First of all, as a 15 year old, muscle mass isn t really a huge problem. As long as your swimming is at a level that you are comfortable with and you don t have to float for a swimming class, I wouldn t worry about being able to float. If you can do...

Swimming & Diving: Floating, Swimming, Running, and Lifting, contrary to popular opinion, stroke length
contrary to popular opinion, stroke length, front crawl: Lemas -- What a bunch of (very good) questions! I guess I ll start at the beginning. *floating: some people cannot float very well. Men are usually the victims of this. Contrary to popular opinion, however, the difference is not that men have less...

Swimming & Diving: Floating and sinking, stroke length, front crawl
stroke length, front crawl, blow hole: Hi Lemas... I think that you are answering your own questions which is great. 1) Learning to swim like most things can be a bit of an art and a science. It sounds like you are an adult and as such, you are going to have a much harder time learning than...

Swimming & Diving: Floating, muscle mass, muscles
muscle mass, muscles: Semi-- Don t let him fool you, there are no tricks. Your instructor just happens to have an excellent combination of body fat to lean muscle mass that enables him to float that way. Someone with a high muscle mass will have difficulty floating while someone...

Swimming & Diving: Forgetting how to swim, muscle memory, backstroke
muscle memory, backstroke, 6 years: Sandra-- It s not likely that you have forgotten how to swim. Given that a lot of swimming is muscle memory and it s been 14 years, your muscles have probably forgotten the finer points of technique, but the basics will still be there. Be patient when you...

Swimming & Diving: Freestyle, proper stroke, stroke technique
proper stroke, stroke technique, bad habit: Hi Jay... I don t think that anything by itself is bad for your freestyle stroke. I think that one NOT practicing enough, doing drills and visualizing a good form is bad for the stroke. I did surf years and years ago and was a beach guard but its been...

Swimming & Diving: Frog style, breast stroke, easter friend
breast stroke, easter friend, god god: It sounds like you are continuing to do the correct things, but you may want to try to get involved with the club team sooner as this would help you get faster and help you to learn the other strokes. Or, ask one of the life guards at the pool you are training...

Swimming & Diving: Adult Swimming, exhale
Swimming & Diving: Adult Swimming, exhale

Swimming & Diving: Basics of Swimming, prophet mohammad, muslim
Swimming & Diving: Basics of Swimming, prophet mohammad, muslim, peace

Swimming & Diving: Brand New Swimmer, pool
Swimming & Diving: Brand New Swimmer, pool

Swimming & Diving: Breathing during front crawl, front crawl swimming, swimming pools
Swimming & Diving: Breathing during front crawl, front crawl swimming, swimming pools, oxygene

Swimming & Diving: breathing while swimming, blow bubbles, blowing bubbles
Swimming & Diving: breathing while swimming, blow bubbles, blowing bubbles, breathing pattern

Swimming & Diving: Is there a cure to Asthma by swimming?, correct stroke, rhythmic pattern
Swimming & Diving: Is there a cure to Asthma by swimming?, correct stroke, rhythmic pattern, lungs

Swimming & Diving: Diving off the Diving Block, belly flop, tennis ball
Swimming & Diving: Diving off the Diving Block, belly flop, tennis ball, dives