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Cats, Hats, Sunscreen and Swimming Pools

Ancient Egyptians believed that they could protect themselves from evil spirits by watching their cats. Felines could sense the invisible presence and would react to the threat, warning the living people in the home. Cats can still sense invisible threats. Their senses and their whiskers are more finely attuned to the world around them than yours and mine are.

Swimming Teachers Dilemma – Are Fathers Better in the Water Than Mothers?

In many countries, the major caregiver and swimming partner is the mother. However there is a small minority of teachers who advocate that fathers are better in the water with their children than the mothers. According to Judy Watts (Australia) “Mother's instincts appear stronger however when the rolls are reversed, the father, I believe has the same instincts in the water and are more able to respond to their infants with more confidence” Early swimming lessons are an ideal opportunity for fathers to develop a strong natural bond with their babies. Even though, over the years I have had many parents in the water with their children, I don't think I could classify any one sex better than the other. There are just too many other factors like water experience, temperament etc, to make a judgment call.

Swimming: An Efficient Way to Burn Fat and Remain Healthy

One of the most popular pastimes is to laze around on a swimming pool deck, soaking up the sun. The best way to burn up fat, swimming is the perfect excuse to throw on your swim suit and rush to the beach. For those of you who love the cool water but hate the sun can check out community pools and health clubs.

Learn to Dive: Start by Perfecting Your Jumps Into the Swimming Pool

It is very impressive watching the springboard and highboard divers at the Olympics throwing themselves off the diving boards, turning 2 or 3 somersaults with several twists and then entering the water in a perfect vertical shape with little or no splash. But everyone has to start somewhere – even Olympic divers – and the initial steps are to perfect your jumps into the swimming pool or diving pool.

Getting a Lifeguard Certification

In order to get a job as a lifeguard, you will first have to obtain a lifeguard certification. In fact, there are 3 areas of certifications that everyone needs to have. The first is a Lifeguarding certificate that proves you have passed the basic course. The second is proof of CPR/AED training and the third is first aid training. But first in order to be eligible for a lifeguard certification course, you must be at least 15 years old by the date of the last class.

How to Freestyle Swim

Would you like to learn how to swim freestyle correctly? Many swimmers have a poor freestyle technique that hinders rather than helps them to swim more efficiently. It is easily possible to swim freestyle using less energy than you do in your current swimming sessions by employing a correct technique. Also, by swimming more efficiently and therefore for longer brings many benefits that can help in obtaining a healthy lifestyle.

Salt Water Swimming Pool Systems – The “Green” Alternative To Chlorine-Based Pool Systems

For a number of years now, there has been an ongoing difference of opinion where salt water swimming pool systems are concerned and how they compare with chlorine-based pool systems. If truth were told, both systems have advantages and disadvantages and determining a clear-cut winner is just not possible. Or is it?

HIIT for Beginners: An Introduction

High intensity interval training is simply put, the best way to achieve more with your training while actually exercising less. To hell with the grueling, two hour long training sessions.

Swimming Freestyle Techniques – The Basics

Would you like to learn how to swim freestyle correctly? Many swimmers have a poor freestyle technique that hinders rather than helps them to swim more efficiently. It is easily possible to swim for longer distances using less energy than you do in your current swimming sessions by employing a correct technique. Also, by swimming more efficiently and therefore for longer brings many benefits that can help in obtaining a healthy lifestyle.

How to Dive Off a Starting Block in Swimming

Having a good racing start is imperative in winning swimming races. Learn about the different types of racing starts available to swimmers and how to dive off a starting block in swimming effectively.

Master Swimming Instructors: Keep Your Voice, Let the Others Go Hoarse! Part One

Today, I am going to talk about a swimming instructor's voice. As many swimming professionals' careers are cut short because of over use injuries of the vocal chords. It is rare to find someone in our beloved aquatic industry that has lasted 10, 20 or 30 years on pool deck. We have some; “masters” of our profession that we need to model and I will guarantee each and every one of them has followed successful strategies for avoiding vocal abuse.

Master Swimming Instructors Keep Your Voice, Let the Others Go Hoarse! Part Two

So let's assume, you have just finished 6 hours of teaching school swimming. Your throat is a little dry because you ran out of water in the last class. You have a little bit of a sore throat but really you feel fine. A master swimming instructor should be aware that your vocal chords are like every other muscle in the body and need a little respect and tender love and care, when they are tired. It doesn't take much; just a couple of changes to endeavor you are looking after yourself. A master swim teacher understands the stresses and strains of our business and respects them accordingly. Allow me to also add some of my practical voice tips to for swimming instructors that could or should now become best practices for all professional swimming instructors. Allow me to list the Ten top Tips to avoid voice abuse in swimming instructors.

Women's Swimsuits

Swimsuits are really quite a young invention. In ancient Rome and Greece, swimming activities were commonly done in the nude. And this continued for quite some time at least for men. Women began clothing themselves in the United Kingdom as early as the mid 17th century but it wasn't until the mid 19th century that swimming in the nude for both sexes were banned in the UK. Today, there are a myriad of choices when it comes to women's swimwear. They range from the extremely revealing thong bikinis to the more modest one piece swimsuits. We will be looking at two of the most popular forms of women's swimsuits today.

Don't Clean Your Own Pool Filter Before Reading This

Pool filters are an essential aspect to operating any pool as they take care of the heavy duty cleaning a pool constantly requires. No matter how many times a pool is skimmed in a day things like debris, leaves, dirt and dust will still find their way into the pool.

Pool Chemicals and Your Health

Your health is very important, which is why you should take the utmost care so you won't get sick. One of the ways to keep your body healthy is to regularly exercise. If you like low-impact exercises then swimming or water exercises is what you want to consider engaging in.

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