• How to Learn to Swim as an Adult If you don’t know how to swim, you’re not alone! According to a 2014 survey by the Red Cross, only 56% of American adults can swim well enough to prevent themselves from drowning.  There are numerous reasons why someone may not know how to swim, including fear or anxiety around water, and no access to […] December 20, 2021
  • Top 10 Pro Swimming Performances of 2021 2021 was a whirlwind in the swimming world! Swim nerds and casual fans alike got a jam-packed year of racing, with the Olympic Games, the 3rd season of the International Swimming League and FINA’s short course World Championships.  To round out what has been an epic year in the water, we’re breaking down the 10 […] December 17, 2021
  • 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships Preview | World Aquatics Festival The Olympics aren’t 2021’s only swimming spectacle. Starting December 16, the world’s top swimmers are back in the spotlight at FINA’s Short Course World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi. This year’s event features more than a pool competition. FINA has combined pool swimming, open water swimming and diving competitions to create the World Aquatics Festival, […] December 15, 2021
  • How to Warm Up for a Swim Workout | 10-Minute Dynamic Warmup Your warmup sets the tone for your workout — a good warmup will prime your muscles and get you ready to perform during the main set. Minimal warm up (or no warm up at all) can put you at risk for injuries, and means your body might need some extra time to shake off the […] December 14, 2021
  • 2 Ways to Improve Diversity in Your Swimming Community Swimming is a popular sport and leisure activity for millions of people around the world. But many people never get the opportunity to learn to swim due to lack of accessibility, education, or funding. These issues could be caused by governmental policies, systemic oppression, economic inequality, racism and more. We have the power to help […] December 14, 2021
  • The 5 Best Backstroke Drills This blog is sponsored by Airofit! Use the Airofit Breathing Trainer to improve your breath control and increase your vital lung capacity so you can swim faster. Save 15% with code MYSWIMPRO > The best way to get better at backstroke? Refine your technique! Regularly incorporating backstroke-specific drills into your warmup (or even a dedicated […] December 13, 2021
  • The 5 Best Butterfly Drills | Swim Faster, Improve Technique Learning to swim butterfly — or perfecting your technique — takes time. There’s no quick fix. The best solution? Incorporating butterfly-specific drills into your workouts and putting in the effort to build strength, rhythm and power. To help you refine your dolphin kick, pull and stroke tempo, try these 5 drills in your butterfly swim […] December 6, 2021
  • 6 Tips for New Swimmers When you’re new to swimming, there’s a lot to think about. Do you have the right gear? Do you need to share a lane? Should you swim laps nonstop? If you’ve asked yourself these questions (and probably many others), you’re in the right place! Read on for 6 tips to help you get comfortable so […] December 1, 2021