By ActiveKids.com 08/23/2016
When it comes to extracurricular activities, I'm a pretty laid-back mom. I want my kids to explore their interests and try new things, but I also think at their age it's just as important to have fun. I have never demanded they participate in anythingâ€”except for swim classes.
By Active.com 09/12/2016
When you find yourself heading to the aquatics center on a regular basis without a plan, it's time to refocus and establish your purpose for swim training. Otherwise, you'll see minimal results and soon get bored of staring at that black line at the bottom of your lane as you do the same sets over and over again.
By Active.com 09/30/2016
Learning how to move is one of the first important things that you master during your early developmental years. Whether crawling, walking, running or riding a bike, you develop a "movement philosophy" regarding the best way to move your body around efficiently. This makes the techniques involved in running and biking second nature.
By Active.com 10/5/2016
One of the biggest misconceptions about swimming speed is that in order to swim faster you have to move your arms faster. "He who pulls the most water wins, not the one who moves their arms through the water like a windmill," says Melanie Valerio, who won gold as part of the freestyle 4 x 100 relay team at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In fact, windmill arms won't get you to the other end of the pool faster; they'll get you there more exhausted.