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IT FELT JOYFUL



In her third swim lesson, the lady visiting from Katmandu learned to calm her kick. With that she put together the whole stroke and she commented, “it felt joyful!” YES, that’s the goal — joyful swimming. Graceful, effortless, that’s important…

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Automatically lighten up in water



When you enter a pool, the pressure and resistance of the water displaces your body weight 75% – 90% depending how deep you go.  

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Keep the chlorine out

of your hair



To keep your hair soft despite the chlorine, soak your hair as you shower prior to your swim, put a pearl size drop of conditioner in each hand and rub it into your hair, then put on your swim cap….

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Swim long, live long —   like Jack LaLanne



Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru of the era of black and white television, swam a half hour almost daily — he passed away in 2011 at age 96 ! As a child this man was addicted to sugar and junk…

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POOL TIP: Keep warm in the water



To keep warm, squat down in the water to keep shoulders at or below the water surface (if you’re cold from standing in water), especially if you’re with kids. If the kids are cold, ask them to bob or keep…

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POOL TIP: LOCKER LOGISTICS



To keep your belongings clean in your locker, put on your flip flops when you first get to the locker room and put your shoes on the bottom of the locker.   Bring a lock for public pool lockers.  Use…

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POOL TIP: Enjoy yourself at the pool



To enjoy yourself, leave your fear of others looking at you at the door (they are already worried about themselves). Be comfortable in your swimwear, knowing that you are doing something great for yourself.

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Feel lighter in water



When you enter the pool, the pressure and resistance of the water displaces your body weight 75 to 90% depending on how deep you go.  

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Native Swimmers



Hidasta Tribal members here pictured swimming, with a description of the crawl stroke in wild rivers while the “civilized” relied solely on the breast stroke. Painted by George Catlin in 1832, Hidatsa village on the Knife River with summer earth…

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