Author Archives: Ryan

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Put This On Your Bucket List: Top 10 Water Parks in the World

Put This On Your Bucket List: Top 10 Water Parks in the World In the late 1950s, a man by the name of Robert Byers developed a small recreation park on the banks of the privately-owned Lake Dolores in the … Read More

Early Childhood Nutrition: What Children Need for Optimal Physical Development

Childhood obesity is growing in America and the leading cause is directly linked to the food our kids eat. Here are a few food facts for kids and what you need to know about each age group to make sure … Read More

Chlorine testing the water

Protect Your Skin from Chlorine Damage

Pools and hot tubs are treated with chlorine to make sure that water stays clean, sanitary, and safe to swim in. Chlorine takes care of any unwanted bacteria and germs that can be found in water, but it can also … Read More

Famous Black Olympic Swimmers Who Paved the Way

The Olympics are always exciting to watch. They bring the fastest and strongest from around the world to find out which nation has cultivated the best of the best. While it’s always inspiring to see what is happening with the … Read More

Children treading water

How to Tread Water

Treading water is a life-saving skill. If you or your child is ever in water, it’s important for you to be able to get to the surface of the water, catch your breath, and get enough strength to either swim … Read More

How Many Calories Does Swimming Burn?

How Many Calories Does Swimming Burn? Breaststroke—This stroke burns around 700 calories an hour at high intensity. Backstroke—While breaststroke is more efficient at burning calories, you may prefer the backstroke. This stroke burns around 550 calories an hour at high … Read More

Pink and blue Pull buoy floating abandoned in swimming pool lonely against square tile floor and building silhouette.

How to Train with a Pull Buoy

Swimming endless laps aren’t the only way you or your children can work out when you go swimming. By using some basic tools, you can focus your workout on specific body parts and muscle groups. The most common tool is … Read More

The Trudgen Swim Stroke

While taking your kids to the pool you might have noticed that there are some main swimming strokes instructors focus on. While you might only be familiar with the four main competitive strokes, it’s important to learn about some of … Read More

Diving down to the bottom of the pool

Dive Bricks: What They Are and How to Use Them

If you’ve taken your kids to the swimming pool you may have seen people using dive bricks, but didn’t know what it was, or how to use it. Diving bricks are to help experienced swimmers with a variety of things. … Read More

Navy Seal Swimming

Learn the Combat Sidestroke and Swim Like a SEAL

There are four major strokes used for racing: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle (crawl)—but depending on your level of strength and experience in the water as well as what you’re trying to achieve, there are more strokes you can use.  … Read More