Swimming describes any method by which humans (or other living creatures) move themselves through water, apart from walking on the bottom.

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How to train for marathon

I really really want to train for a marathon, but I can't find anybody to do it with me, and I just can't seem to be able to train alone. At the beginning of the year I found someone to do these ...
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Can't swim, even after a semester's worth of swimming classes, practice, and personal training,

I am at a loss as to why I still can't swim. During a college swim class taught by the school's men's varsity swim coach (at a Division I program in the United States), we learned all the building ...
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How to get my face (mouth to be precise) out of the water for breathing while doing a breast stroke?

Currently I am a beginner and trying to learn breast stroke(some say it is the easiest of all strokes). I am fine with the leg movement in this. However,after maybe one or two leg strokes, I can't ...
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How to swim when I've problem with intervertebral disc

I'd like to hear opinion about which style should I be swimming by when I'm facing problem mentioned in the title... Definitely I cannot do crawl, today I tried breaststroke but I found it painfull ...
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Learning to swim without water or a pool

How do you learn how to swim without water or a pool? We are going to a waterpark but I don't know how to swim and I don't have a pool. I also don't have time to go to the pool or somewhere.
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Best swim crawl to enlarge the shoulders

What is the best crawl that helps to broaden your shoulders? Is is possible to tell that theres a crawl, according to the specific movements, better than the others for this aim?
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Endurance and stamina issues in swimming

It has been a week since I started swimming in a long course pool. I am not able to swim more than 50m freestyle at a stretch. I am having issues with stamina at the end of 50m. I swim everyday for 1 ...
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Same style in swimming o alternate it?

I swim for fun once per week. During a training session it is better to swim with the same style for many round (4/6 laps) or it is better to alternate the style each time? I ask it because I find ...
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How do I overcome fear of open water swimming?

I consider myself a very good swimmer; I know how to swim well. My strength is in swimming pool swimming. Recently, I have been open water swimming in the ocean. I always swim right to the edge of the ...
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Tennis complementary exercises?

For almost 3 years now, i've been swimming (2km in 35 min) everyday... and for the last 6 months i went back to a old fashion: tennis... i've been playing it almost on a daily basis and getting better ...
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Why do I consume so much air? [closed]

I am a volunteer firefighter and once every year we have to pass a fitness test to prove we are physically capable of working as a firefighter. One part of this test is to do a sport program with a ...
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Contribution of swimming to basic endurance

I am playing soccer on amateur level and want to change my off-season program for basic endurance from just running to a mix of running and swimming. I did a bit of research about swimming, but did ...
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How long between two consecutive sessions of sport? [closed]

I regularly play curling on Tuesday (21-23) and I would like to start swimming. Free swimming sessions are available Monday (7-8) or Thursday (7-8) Which of the two swimming sessions would be best to ...
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How do I know if I'm fit for triathlon?

I am signed up for a triathlon in June 2016, It goes from 9 AM-9 PM, we must run 30 miles, bike 60 miles, and swim 3. I believe I am fit for it because I can bike 15 mph forever on, but I swam a half ...
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Will this be enough to make me fit

height : 5 foot 4, 1.63 m weight : roughly around 69 kg I am really active now. I go play football/soccer every weekend for like 2 hours. I also walk around 30-40 mins a day. But most of the day I ...
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Is it okay to swim in the middle of a lake?

So I live in Wisconsin, and I take my motor boat out on Lake Michigan every week or so during this Summer, usually about 30 or 40 miles out. I am literally the only one out there. It's water as far as ...
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What kind of swimming exercises can I do to loose fat, improve my endurance and breath capacity?

I did a lot swimming when I was a kid and I would like to do again. Purpose is to do a bit sport because I don't do a lot (don't do any sport) and I lack a bit of sportive activity. Plus, I would like ...
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Is it true that swimming helps with sore muscles?

I've heard from a lot of people that swimming helps relieve sore muscles, is it true? If true, why?
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When can one say one has learnt swimming?

I am a beginner in swimming and I have been making slow and steady progress. I would love to set targets for myself so that I focus and improve. When can one say one has surpassed the beginner stage ...
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Why can't I keep water out of my nose and throat while swimming?

I recently learned to do the front crawl. I am following the advice I've read online about exhaling the entire time my face is under water, and relaxing. Regardless, pool water is choking me, coming ...
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Will a blocked nose affect my ability to breathe during swimming?

I am a beginner. I tried to swim today with a blocked nose. I do not have any fever or cold otherwise; I am perfectly healthy apart from the blocked nose. Will this have any effect on my swimming? ...
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Breathless after 50m front crawl [duplicate]

I just started learning to swim a few months back. From barely being able to float for a few seconds, I am now able to swim along an entire length (25m). However there are two caveats: 1) I almost ...
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Are there any disadvantages, besides discomfort, to letting water enter your nose?

A few days ago, I suddenly overcame my fear of getting water up my nose while in the swimming pool, and ever since then, I've been dog-paddling, diving underwater, and splashing around without a care ...
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Muscles targeted by swimming? [closed]

I know it's cardio. But I still would like to know the muscles built by swimming. Which muscles are targeted by swimming?
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Exercises and workouts in Navy?

I am thinking about joining the Navy. However, I don't know their usual daily workouts/exercise. What is the average daily Navy workout?
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can we measure our cardiovascular endurance from swimming?

as you know, cardiovascular endurance in swimming is something that cannot be avoided. and I think, swimming will challenge our cardiovascular endurance more than other thing like running. I'm ...
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Is swimming a good exercise for skinny people

I am underweight according to my BMI. I am male, my height is 183cm and I weigh 60 kg. I started to swim regularly in the last month. Mostly I will be doing free style. Will this routine reduce my ...
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Dry land Training to Supplement Butterfly in Swimming

I am a swimmer, especially a butterflyer. I got a weight lifting set for Christmas, but I'm not entirely sure how to utilize it for butterfly, or even swimming in general. I read up on these questions,...
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Arm Drops During Breath Turn

I am trying to learn freestyle swimming and got the kicking nice and strong. I watched numerous videos about breathing and spoke to my instructor and everyone says: "Extend your arm, (almost as if) ...
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Why is swimming considered a safe exercise?

During my current physical I asked my doctor the reason for my persistent shin pain. Her opinion was that running can take a toll on various parts of the body, particularly the leg joints. She ...
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Breathing out during swimming freestyle [duplicate]

When breathing out during swimming, I've come across conflicting info - a swim instructor years ago told me to "exhale it all out immediately", so after I take in my breath, once my head is submerged, ...
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Fatigued triceps in freestyle swimming

I used to swim a long time ago and after a break of several years, I took it up again about 6 months ago. However, my triceps (i.e the lateral part of the back of my upper arms) still get fatigued ...
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Dealing with ankle cramps in open water

I sometimes get cramps in my ankles when swimming freestyle. What are some good strategies for dealing with them during an open water race? Preventative measures would also be of interest.
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Support for ankle inversion trauma during swimming

Assume you have an ankle inversion trauma and you cannot move your ankle for 2-6 months without having it in tight bind when doing sport. You otherwise support your foot at a moment by Aircast's ankle ...
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Zoning out in and outside of practice

I'm a swimmer and fairly into the sport, I guess. I'm not currently swimming right now, but would be if it weren't for this problem. During practice, I sort of zone out. Usually not "in the zone" kind ...
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How to improve free stroke swimming skill

At this moment, I am able to swimming 3KM by breathstroke without taking rest. But each time I swim with free-stroke, I can hardly complete a 50M session, and my legs become soar and fatigue, ...
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swim workouts from swim-a-mile website

I've just completed the 0 to 1 mile swim program (http://ruthkazez.com/swimming/ZeroTo1mile.html). Now I am planning to follow the workouts in http://ruthkazez.com/swimming/IntroToSwimWorkouts.html ...
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Train for triathlon without moving arm

I've had a shoulder operation a little while back, and now I'm barely allowed to use my arm the coming 6 months. This is standard procedure for this type of surgery, as it needs time to heal. I'm a ...
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Cardio in swimming : long distances or interval training?

I'm practicing a martial art and I'd like to work on my cardio. To do that most people run, but I've had knee problems so I'd rather pick up swimming instead (I also enjoy it more to be honest...). I'...
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How to Change My Diet When I Add Exercise

I'm naturally built and toned, and I was a swimmer. My arms have retained that, but through college my stomach has put on some weight. I'm now around 200 pounds at 5'10". Some is probably due to ...
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What effect does restricted oxygen in cardio have on muscle damage & repair?

As we all know, cardio and strength training have completely different effects on your muscles, and your body's response to them. Strength training trains the body to make those big anaerobic muscle ...
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Adjustment from pool to lake for triathlon

I'm looking to try a triathlon, and in preparation I've started swimming at a local 25/50m pool (lane lines put in different ways on different days). The triathlon swim is 800m; I've done that ...
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How to keep swimming stroke consistent while swimming?

I've been swimming lengths for about a year and usually swim 2000 metres during workouts. I structure my swims into different intervals and they are long distances, fast pace and sprints. What I find ...
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What does it mean to 'condition the body'?

I read on this page the phrase, 'Treading water – great all round body conditioner'. What does this mean, to condition the body? I've heard of 'conditioning' before (when reading fitness how-to's), ...
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How do the disabled swim? How do they use their legs?

I'm disabled, not like Roy from the IT crowd :) I can walk on crutches or walker, and I can swim for few minutes. I realize that kicking my legs is what makes me float, using my arms is just to move ...
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How do I kick properly while swimming

I am a beginner in swimming and it's been just 5 days into instructor lead coaching in the pool. I have mastered floating and classes are focused on freestyle. I still don't know if I am kicking ...
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Exhaling properly underwater? [duplicate]

The thing I struggle most with when trying to lap swim is getting the breathing right. After blowing my air out underwater, the breath I take in above water feels very shallow and I don't get much ...
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What is the best way of getting into open water swimming?

I am considering training for a triathlon and wondered what the best approach is when starting out with open water swimming? Also would you recommend buying a wetsuit straight away? Does it tend to ...
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Is it possible to practice freestyle breathing with a kick board?

I have been trying to achieve "one goggle in the water" side breathing, but even using flippers and three kick boards to keep my body as high as humanly possible, basic face anatomy dictates that if ...
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Why is my swimming fitness so much worse than my cycling and running fitness?

I cycle a lot, I run a bit, and I swim once per week. I have been training once per week for 5 months now. When I started, I could barely swim a length of freestyle. Now I can swim a lap with ease. ...