Thrill in Olympic Swimming

In Olympic Swimming, one would actually feel the tension in the air. The swimmers are very competitive and are committed to a win. And the audiences are correspondingly cheering hard for their representatives. One can expect thrilling Olympic Swimming events that can take your breath away. It is just too exciting to watch, and having so many people around having their own swimmers, will more than quadruple the fun.

What is more interesting now with Olympic Swimming is the addition of the Open Water Races. There will be the 10K open water races for both men and women divisions. These are very interesting additions as considered by many – but a welcomed one at that.

The addition of the Open Water Races in Olympic Swimming would add a variety to the swimming competition. Many believe that Europeans are well to dominate this category, but others will not come in without a good fight. Definitely, Olympic Swimming is able to put more excitement with their array of competitions in the field.

What Makes a Great Coach

A coach will play a very important role in the lives of young swimmers. Their actions and attitudes help shape their view of the world and of themselves. For some children the coach will enter their world at a time when they may be striving to reduce their parents’ influence. Children may look to you for considerable support either physically or psychologically. The potential to impact on young lives should not be off-putting.

A common mistake in young coaches is to assume that verbal communication is not only the best form of communication, but it’s the only way to communicate. A further problem is that some coaches frequently talk too much. Verbal communication is vital; but it can lose some of its effectiveness when used unnecessarily – especially during training.

Non verbal communication like facial expressions or gestures by the coach showing anger, frustration, acceptance, empathy, disapproval or pleasure can and do have an effect on swimmers during training and competition. Recent research concludes that young swimmers assume that non-verbal cues are more revealing of a coaches actual feelings and thoughts than words.

The implications for coaching are clear – what you do is far

Serves Gone Wild

On your serve, did the ball touch the net, the center strap or top tape before hitting the opponent? If so, the ball is considered a let. Why? Because for the ball to be considered out, it has to hit some part of the court after it touches the net, center strap or top tape or net cord.

If it did not touch the net or any part of the fixed court (posts, singles sticks, etc), did the ball cross the net and hit the ground in the correct service box BEFORE it hit your opponent? If the serve was good and the ball hits the opponent receiver or opponent partner, the point is yours.

If the serve did not land in the correct service box, THEN hit your opponent receiver or opponent partner, then the ball was considered out of play (or dead) before it hit the player. If this is the case, you can start your second serve. If that was your second serve, you lose the point and begin your next serve.

IF the ball hit your opponent BEFORE it hit the ground or net, the point is yours. After the ball

Freestyle Stroke Continuum

ELEMENTS OF THE STROKE:

BALANCE: freestyle is swam from side to side, rotating around a central axis which remains stable. Shifting sides means that you will be forcing your core muscles to balance your body so you can apply more force with your extremities. This core balance also allows us to engage more muscles and create more power on each rotation of the stroke. Here are drills to work on core stabilization and rotation:

-Side kick with one arm up front and the other arm on your side, keep the head in a neutral position and your chest facing the wall.

-Side kick with both arms down. Same concept but more challenging.

-Side kick with both arms to the side and rotating every six counts. This will challenge you to keep control of your body as you turn from side to side.

-Dryland: planks in all positions are a great way to activate core muscles.

FLEXIBILITY: the greater range of motion, the easier it will be to achieve greater distance per stroke and better angles to apply force. The shoulders are a special area of concern so emphasis on increasing mobility around

Wetsuit For Winter

The first stage in wetsuit selection would be determined as to what sport you pursue as well as the conditions within which you intend to participate in. The colder conditions would call for a thicker suit and perhaps a full wetsuit, often times referred to as a steamer wetsuit. By covering the entire body, you will be able to retain a large amount of the body heat that is often lost to the surrounding water. The thickness of the suit will also provide more protection in colder water conditions.

If you require more freedom of movement, many people opt for the shorty wetsuit within the wetsuit selection process, which essentially covers the torso of the body, which incidentally is the most important part of the body to cover, as the body will draw heat away from the rest of the body to ensure that the vital organs remain at the right temperature. The shorty suit also allows for more movement of the arms and legs which is especially helpful when surfing, waterskiing or body boarding.

With the onset of the latest technology and materials one also has the choice of a more fashionable look in terms

About Swimming For Health

There are a number of people in the world with physical limitation that cannot go to a fitness center to workout. They desire to get in shape, but are not able to use the machines or free weights in these facilities because of weight limitations or joint problems. Swimming cushions the joints and gives freer range of motion while giving resistance to the body. There are many centers that offer aerobic exercise classes for people suffering for arthritis and other joint pains. These classes are a wonderful place to work your muscles and meet new people with the same physical problems as you.

Athletes us water to help recover from injuries. When swimming your body only bears 50% of its weight when you’re in chest level. This means less stress on joints that are painful to move. When swimming you use all your major muscles such as back, shoulders, hips, legs, and abdomen. From you head to your toes muscles help us do every day things in life. Strengthening these muscles helps us overall with every thing we do. Swimming is not only rewarding for adults children get a great benefit from it also. Their young muscles