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So you want to swim your first mile?

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The 4-Week Plan to Swimming Your First Mile It is possible that in one month from now, you can say you’ve swum a mile. Following this training plan and keeping these * beginner swim tips in mind, you can get into the best shape of your life in a matter of weeks. Like any new fitness routine, this program starts off …

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New Year’s Resolutions

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No pulling on the lane rope. I could not be more guilty of this one. I have cut my fingers numerous times on lane ropes that were chipped and jagged, and yet, I go back for more. I’ll learn, maybe, someday. But probably not. Be less of a grouch during practice. Each swimmer has their own facial expression and demeanor …

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Hydration

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Hydration (or the amount of fluid taken in by the human body) is just as important as food intake before and after exercise. Two hours before exercise, swimmers should consume 16 fluid ounces (or half a litre) of water or a sports drink to help hydrate them ahead of time. Thirty minutes before exercise, athletes should intake another 8 fluid …