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At pools where I swim, there's usually an hour : minute : second clock somewhere in sight. If I know my starting time and my pace, a quick head glance during a breath when needed keeps me on track.


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If we're talking about delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), there is little that attenuates the discomfort. I don't think there's any evidence to suggest swimming in particular helps, but anything that increases blood flow to the area will lessen, to a degree, the pain. Light exercise (of all stripes, so long as you're exercising the affect muscles) ...


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A true beginner swimmer is someone that isn't comfortable in the water, hasn't learned to float or tread water. Generally beginner classes teach comfort in the water, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and the front crawl. If you can tread water and swim 1 length, you aren't really considered a beginner. Intermediate swimmers kind of run the gamut. At the ...


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Well first of all I'd say that "be able to swim" replies pretty much to the question "can you not drown in water, when your feet aren't touching the ground?". If you can do that and somehow also be able to move your body towards targets, then I'd say that you can swim. A different question is about what you called "levels". I'd say an intermediate swimmer ...


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It is difficult to say without seeing your swim stroke, but I suspect that when you are breathing, you are over rotating, with your head pulled back rather than being in a neutral position. That would allow water to enter in your nose. When swimming freestyle, you don't really move your head much. The top of the head should be in the water, which will ...


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No. You actually should breathe through mouth while swimming. When your left shoulder is on top, move your head to right while breating.


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Simply practising a swim style again and again does not necessarily makes you swim better. Moreover, you might be reinforcing the bad aspects in your technique. What you need to include in your workouts is swimming drills. They are special modified exercises aiming to make you focus on one single aspect of the technique at a time. Here is a random example ...


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look 45 degrees ahead in water Well, then you're not breathing. Ok, all jokes aside... Yeah, this is a simple case of wrong technique. It is virtually impossible for us to teach you proper crawl technique online without at least seeing a video. The best option is to find a swimming coach, maybe sign up for a class, and get first-hand instruction. The ...


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I am water skier and bare footer. When you are coming up especially on a bare foot back up trick you may get water up your nose. It does irritate some people and they just use water proof bandage tape to tape the nostrils shut. I learned it from Mike Seipel - a former bare world barefoot champion.


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Growing up surfing, I'd get water in my nose constantly. When stuffed up I'd splash some up in there and snot rocket all the junk out. Even a "saline nasal spray" is just a fancy way of blowing salt water into your nose. If there's a problem I'd venture to guess it has more to do with whatever badness is in the water (chemicals, pathogens, etc). You can ...



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