Questions tagged [swimming]

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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Swimming after running. Effects on body temperature regulation

Triathlons have the swim leg first. But what about someone who wants to relax and cool down in the water after a run? It is known that running (or any exercise really) raises body temperature a bit. ...
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Tracking open water breaststroke swimming distance

I don't know if I'm moving in a marginal zone for smart watches... My smart watch (Garmin Fenix) has an app for tracking open water swimming. However, I'm swimming breastroke with head-over-water. ...
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Back muscles training - swimming vs stand up paddling (SUP)

I'm looking for outdoor workout concentrated on back muscles. My current one (running, cycling) targets only legs and I don't have much to do in resting days... I have a lake nearby so I'm thinking ...
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How to breathe when tilting ur neck up while swimming [duplicate]

I am new to swimming and taking lessons, but I am not able to do "lift my chin up to breathe and go back in", my instructor tells me, just tilt ur neck so when the chin is above water, so u can ...
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Calf cramp by swimming

I'm running, I'm biking, I'm swimming... breaststroke. The problem is, when I try to swim anything else than breaststoke (backstroke, crawl) I'm getting calf cramp very quickly... which is double ...
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Which part of forehead should touch water first when breastroking?

When swimming breaststroke, which park of forehead is actually expected to touch the water first? I fear when my head dips into water, I'm breaking too much. When my head dips under water, which ...
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How fast swimming increases lungs volume?

It's easy to find a lot of information of how much swimmer's lungs are bigger than in general population and how it compares to other activities (with musicians playing wind instruments being on the ...
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Buoyancy when front crawling

I am very close to negative buoyancy. When learning to swim front craw if I exhale my head will sink down very quickly. Is there a technique to keep my upper body at the right angle when doing front ...
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Better for arms & shoulder: breaststroke or freestyle swimming?

I know both are good, but between freestyle and breaststroke, which is more efficient in strengthening arms, shoulders, and upper body?
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How to make the seal on swimming goggles work again

I use Aquasphere goggles for swimming and when they are new they seal really well. I swim for at least 60 minutes and if I leave them alone, my eyes stay dry for the whole session. However, when the ...
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How to blow air from nose in the water?

I have a problem. When I am in the water, I can't blow air from my nose. I have tried really hard and always ended up using my mouth like a reflex. Is there any technique, it feels really weird to ...
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What kind of workouts I can do in the sea?

I love going to the beach, and I wish I could combine my love for the sea with excercise. What type of movements can I do in the sea so it'd be more like a workout rather than just chilling in water?
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Swimming Pools… Why 33m long?

As the question states, for what purpose were some public swimming pools constructed as 33m in length? Was there a particular fitness requirement or event that meant this design was better than 25m or ...
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What's the most efficient way to walk and swim?

I have two related questions that deal with the same issue. My primary question is regarding swimming. I've found that extending my stroke (pressing behind behind me to propel me further at the end ...
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My stomach turns when swimming due to inhaling and exhaling repeatedly

I'm not a native english speaker so I might not find the correct word for a medical condition. I have cerebral palsy, I swim, but mostly with my hands. My stomach is sensitive, I have high acidity ...
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Is it possible to swim 125 km in week? [closed]

Simple question, can a swimmer train and swim 125 km in week? Just curious to know if it is possible that a swimmer can train and swim 125 km every week, week in week out?
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APT and swimming

I have anterior pelvic tilt and rounded shoulders due to my desk job. I spent about four months this year lifting weights. It was great for my well-being, but didn't cure the APT and rounded ...
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Trying to lose as much weight as possible in 7 days. 2 days done, been swimming, what more should I do? [closed]

So I wanna lose as much weight as possible in a week's time. I've been swimming 50 laps per day (1 lap = 25m). Is that enough? Or could I do something more? I am currently 5'8", and weight 87 kg (191 ...
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Building endurance after long term injury

Several years ago I injured my lumbar spine at the gym. As a result of that injury I have been unable to do, well, anything for about 3.5 years now. Needless to say, any sort of physical fitness I had ...
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Exhausted after ice dipping

I am a reasonably experienced swimmer and I was swimming in the nearby lake almost every day through the summer and autumn. I live in northern Europe, and I was still swimming occasionally in October ...
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How fast is water added to swimming pools? [closed]

I'm curious how much new water (not just filtered) is typically added to a swimming pool. What replacement rate would that imply for the pool as a whole? (Time to replace the whole volume of the pool)....
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How to handle bathing suit and towel for high school PE?

My 9th grader has swimming every other day and loves it -- but the bathing suit and towel are a constant problem, getting forgotten, growing mold in a plastic bag in the knapsack, etc. What's a good ...
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Can hyperventilating increase lung capacity or fitness?

I recently asked about underwater swimming and the topic of hyperventilating came up. If I do a 5 minute session of hyperventilating twice a week prior to swimming is this likely to have any ...
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1 hour of weights, followed by 1 hour of swimming, followed by 1 hour of jogging: analysis? [closed]

ive put on 40kg over the past 18 months due to eating large portions and a total lack of exercise. I used to be incredibly fit, and would regularly (weekly) follow the exercise regime outlined in ...
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What factors affect underwater swimming endurance and how to improve it?

I have a good 45 minute cardiovascular workout just before swimming. Although I’ve got my breath back when I go in I imagine my body is still depleted in some way? What factors affect my (or anyone’s)...
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Lost swimming cardio, replacement with jogging

I am not a fitness fanatic but like to maintain general health and condition by doing 30+ minutes of cardio and 30+ minutes of strength training each day. I used to swim every day for 30-35 minutes ...
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Right leg becoming sore after swimming 1000m

I have been swimming in pool for about close to a year now. I'm able to swim freestyle 500m in 30 mins in easy pace. (I don't know if it is good or needs improvement). The next 500m I intend to train ...
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Home training / workout for very inactive person (swimming alternative?)

I'd like to ask this probably very obvious and silly questions to people who are into physical fitness, but... I was looking into getting more physical activity lately and I have no idea where should ...
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Swimming timing improvement help [closed]

I'm 16 yrs old.my freestyle 100m timing is 1.05.14 is it possible for me to get my timing down to 54 secs before April 2018
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I swim 3 days a week — How much and when should I run, and lift dumbbells?

I recently took up on swimming in the mornings, monday, wednesday and friday Occasionally, I also run. I can easily do 6K or 10K (and rarely sometimes 15k) I want to exercise more often, ...
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Drowning in the sea when swimming [closed]

Drowning in the sea is a common phenomenon in Summer. I have heard a lot of things about why it may happen, and I have searched on the Internet, but I've found a lot of different answers. I will ask a ...
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Learning freestyle: More or longer repetitions?

I am an experienced runner recently starting triathlons. So far I am not able to do freestyle for more then a couple of minutes (althou I can do breast stroke for hours). My recent training was ...
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Enough Air Input for Free style

Although I took swimming lessons while I was a kid, I was never super strong and never mastered good free style form. Now 50, and attempting to complete in a triathlon (sprint). As a person with a ...
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Freestyle swimming: When do you stop exhaling?

I exhale through my nose, but get water in it when I turn my head and start to inhale. I thought this could have something to do with the timing, and as far as I can tell there are 3 different moments ...
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Freestyle swimming: Where to breath in (chest vs. stomach)?

Everyone just talks about inhaling, but no one ever specifies whether to breath in your chest (shallow breathing, clavicular breathing, thoracic breathing), your stomach (Diaphragmatic breathing, ...
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Gym training for swimmers

A while ago I met a guy who was representing his country in swimming as junior. He said, that for every swimming season (6 times per week) they have session in gym, because, in his words: Swimming ...
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Legs wearing out too soon in freestyle

I'm learning swimming (only freestyle) since December last year. The problem is I'm unable to swim continuously even for 30m. Here is how I swim Push off the wall Kick for few meters (no arm ...
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Footwear for swimming pool and change room [closed]

I do a lot of swimming and am often in change rooms. What is good to wear on your feet? I'm thinking of getting flip flops or sandals and was wondering if there's any type in particular that are well ...
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How can swimming without water be harder to do?

So, I've gotten into swimming again recently, racking up 1km three times a week. Which is about all I can manage, practically, to get to the pool. I've started trying to train by carrying out some of ...
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How can I keep my lower back relaxed while swimming

I have been learning to swim (only freestyle) from last December 2016. When I try to take a breath, my head is under water and I end up either drinking water or stop swimming. My coach tells me there ...
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Hand position / form when swimming Crawl/Freestyle

I swim with my fingers together, thumb at the side and a slightly cupped hand. I have seen some people in my pool swimming with small gaps between their fingers, which I found interesting (I have ...
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How should the shoulder blades move when swimming breast stroke?

My physiotherapist has told me that slouching for 20 years was the main cause of my shoulder injury last year, and that I had to stand up straight from now on, and only lift a weight if my shoulders ...
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Negative consequences to training with IT band injury?

Around 6 weeks ago I started to get pain in my IT band. I tried resting with stretching for 2 weeks almost immediately after the injury, and the problem has persisted. Currently I'm swimming 3 times ...
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Feeling exhausted after swimming

I've been swimming for 5 hours straight. Now I'm out of the pool and I've been out for an hour. I have homework but I'm extremely sleepy. I've read why this is caused, mainly: The cold temperature in ...
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Why do professional swimmers breathe every stroke in freestyle?

TL;DR: What is the thinking behind turning to breathe every stroke (i.e. every two arm pulls) in freestyle? Isn't this wasteful, since breathing necessarily disrupts your flow? I'm a keen swimmer, ...
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How to prevent swimming goggles from fogging [duplicate]

Hopefully there are some avid swimmers on this exchange that can help me out here. I recently have taken up swimming as an exercise since my gym has a great pool. However, I have noticed that my ...
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Short + Frequent or Long + Rare swims?

I go to the pool nearly everyday, and I swim laps (25y lengths, 50y laps). I noticed that swimming 10-12 laps (250-300y) doesn't really tire me out, so I can do it daily. But, swimming a mile (33 laps,...
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I can swim a lot of breaststroke, but not freestyle. Why?

I can swim a mile (66 lengths, 1650y) of breasstroke in about 40 minutes - 45 mins. But I cant swim more than 3 or 4 laps of freestyle. They use the same muscles. Why is this?
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Minimum water temperature for swimming workout

What is the minimum water temperature for swimming workouts, like 1-2 km swims? I love swimming in lakes and rivers and am generally okay with cooler water (especially if swimming intensely), but I'm ...
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Can we do swiming and bodybuilding in the same day [closed]

I have started bodybuilding and I also practice swimming,I ask if i can practice swiming in the morning and train bodybuilding in the evening.. or should i make a day for swiming and a day for ...