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  • The 5 Hardest Swimming Events

    This post is sponsored by AquaGuard Pre-Swim Hair Defense! Use AquaGuard before you swim to protect from chlorine damage, prevent frizz and maintain your hair’s softness and shine. Use code MYSWIMPRO to save 15% on your order. There’s no question that swimming is one of the hardest sports.  From hours-long training sessions in the pool […]

    May 6, 2022
  • How to Increase Your VO2 Max Swimming

    At this point, it’s pretty well known that swimming is amazing for your health. But just how amazing is it? Beyond improving health outcomes such as blood pressure and mental health, swimming can also increase your VO2 max, which measures how efficiently your body processes oxygen. Let’s take a look at how to measure your […]

    April 29, 2022
  • What Chlorine Does to Your Body When You Swim

    Ah, chlorine. Better known as swimmers’ perfume! Every swimmer understands that pesky scent that lingers for hours (or even days) after a swim. And if you’re reading this, you’re likely also concerned about how chlorine is affecting your body as a whole. From dry skin to straw-like hair, we dug into the science to break […]

    April 18, 2022
  • How to Swim Faster with Fins

    If you’ve ever swum with fins, you know the feeling. You slip them on and suddenly you feel like a rocket, cutting through the water with ease. But fins aren’t just good for in-the-moment speed boost. They’re a valuable training tool that can help you improve your kick technique and build strength so you swim […]

    April 11, 2022
  • How to Swim Faster with a Snorkel

    This post is sponsored by Airofit! Use the Airofit Breathing Trainer to improve your accessible lung capacity for better breath control during workouts and races. Use code MySwimPro to save 15% on Airofit. Snorkeling isn’t just for tropical vacations. In fact, incorporating a snorkel into your swim training can be a game changer for your […]

    April 5, 2022
  • The Most Common Ways to Get Disqualified in Swimming

    Swimmers of all levels likely have a vivid memory of their first disqualification – and all of the emotions that come with it. From the right way to turn during butterfly to the wrong way to do a backstroke start, swimming has lots of rules (check out the USA Swimming Rulebook for the whole list!). […]

    March 29, 2022
  • 6 Reasons Swimming is Good for Your Brain

    Swimming is one of the rare sports you can do from cradle to grave. No matter your age or ability, you can challenge yourself in a zero-gravity environment that’s easy on the joints. And that’s just the start of our list of swimming’s amazing perks. From stress relief to better memory, swimming is also incredible […]

    March 14, 2022
  • How to Swim Faster in 4 Weeks

    This blog post is sponsored by TRIHARD! Keep your hair and skin healthy and protected from chlorine damage with their specially-formulated pre- and post-swim products designed for swimmers. Use code SWIMPRO15 to save 15% on your order. Like most things in life, if you want to get better at swimming, you need to be willing […]

    February 22, 2022
  • How to Improve Distance Per Stroke

    This blog post is sponsored by Airofit! The Airofit Breathing Trainer helps improve accessible lung capacity and breath control with swimming-specific training programs in the Airofit Sport app. Save 15% with code MySwimPro > If you’re struggling to swim faster, there’s a good chance you need to improve your stroke efficiency. When you learn to […]

    February 15, 2022
  • How to Have Perfect Streamline in Swimming

    Streamline is the fundamental body position in swimming. Whether you swim long axis strokes (freestyle and backstroke) or short axis strokes (butterfly and breaststroke), there’s some aspect of streamline involved no matter what, from your push off the wall to your body position.  Keep reading to learn more about streamline basics, plus a few drills […]

    February 8, 2022