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Swim Miami Beach Recap

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This past weekend swim enthusiasts and triathletes alike congregated to North Beach for the 1st annual Swim Miami Beach, a one-mile open water swim, brought to you by the producers of Swim Miami. It was a beautiful, but blustery morning and it lead to interesting swim conditions. Rough water and strong currents were the theme of the swim, but it …

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Keys for Every Swim Teacher

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KEYS FOR SWIM TEACHERS TO OPEN THE DOOR TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF AQUATICS FOR EVERY BEGINNER SWIMMER WITH NO EXPERIENCE OR WITH BAD EXPERIENCES! By Robert Strauss  1. GUARANTEE HELP:            “Hold me…” <says the teacher offering an open hand; the friendly teacher does not reach to grab the student’s hand>. “Step down, be careful, go slow”, <continue offering open hand, …

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Blowing Bubbles

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BLOWING BUBBLES In the history of swimming, the single biggest waste of time is: “Blow your bubbles!” WHAT? But, everyone does it! WHY is it a waste of time? When the non-swimmer or beginner blows bubbles with the lips, phonetic: “bbbbbbbbbb”, he deflates too quickly and that triggers a signal from the brain to the diaphragm to rapidly re-inflate the …