Category Archives: Swimming

Philippe Croizon – Inspirational Man of the Year!

Do you feel down?  Is your life depressing?

Well, don’t, perhaps Philippe Croizon, the limbless man who just swam the English Channel should inspire to live on and be positive.

A man with no arms and no legs was today celebrating becoming the first to swim across the English Channel – arriving a full 10 hours ahead of schedule. Philippe Croizon, a 42-year-old who lost all of his limbs in a freak accident, achieved the incredible feat using specially designed prosthetic flippers.

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Aquabilt – Underwater Pool Treadmill!

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Remember what I said about the new Pool Sprint?  That it would be nice to have a treadmill instead?  Well, there’s a such device called Aquabilt, an underwater pool treadmill, sells for

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Swimming 101 – How to Do a Flip Turn!

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When I was about 13, my mom used to take me to YMCA in South San Francisco where I learned how to do various swimming basics such as the flip turn.  Btw, YMCA has the god-awful smell of urine, I try to avoid them nowdays.

Anyways, enough about my life, here’s how you can learn online on how to do a flip turn, a must if you want to keep swimming fast in the lap pools.

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K-FVCprRb4

My advice for a quick flip turn on a freestyle stroke:  Simply start

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Pool Hack – How to Install a 50-Feet Lap Pool in your Small Yard!

Do you like swimming?  Do you have no space for a 50-feet lap pool in your backyard?  Does it snow where you live?

If you answered yes to any of those questions above, you might be happy to learn that there IS a way to install a 50-feet lap pool in your backyard or even garage!

iPool is such a pool that will let you swim practically forever using the adjustable harness.  This could be a great way to help your kids learn to swim and keep them away from big pools, which could be potentially hazardous to small toddlers.

There’s two versions of the iPool, the

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Waterproof USB Flash Drive 8GB!

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For those of you who like to swim or simply like being in water, you might be happy to learn that there’s a waterproof USB flash drive with 8 gigabytes of memory and according to one review:

It is fast, cheap, and has lots of storage. I accidentally sent it through the washing machine and it still works just as good. It can be a little bulky to get into crowded USB areas, but other than that no complaints.

can even withstand a washer!

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Home Swimmer

Remember the $5,900 Swimmill that lets you convert your spa or small swimming pool into a lap pool?

Well, the great news is that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars, in fact, you can spend just $89.99 on one of these Home Swimmer contraptions which allow you to swim laps after laps using simple belts and straps.

I was really surprised that this product can really do pretty much the same thing as the expensive version.

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DIY – How to Make Prescription Swimming Goggles for 12 Bucks!

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Personally, I have a very bad eye sight which means basically I can’t see anything more than 12 inches away from my eyes.  And, as a swimming fanatic, I used to have bunch of prescription swimming goggles.

Although I stick to contact lenses and swimming goggle combo these days, here’s a great way to make prescription swimming goggles from your old glasses.

Cindy came up with this simple and great idea to make her own prescripti

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Swimmill lets you swim in a Spa!

With Swimmill, you can turn a small sized pool or maybe even a spa into a swimming treadmill.  Now, I got some ideas for future condos with a small sized roof pool that I can do miles of laps in.

Swimmill is the aquatic version of the treadmill; it allows you to swim without changing your position. The water current produced by Swimmill is the one that moves, just as the treadmill belt does while you are jogging.

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