Category Archives for "Wellness"

Swim Team (documentary) is available for free viewing for a limited time

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The film, Swim Team, chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning.

Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity.

Documentary film is by Lara Stolman. Find out more: http://www.pbs.org/pov/swimteam/ The movie, Swim Team, is streaming on PBS's POV.  http://www.pbs.org/pov/swimteam/video

Outside of YMCA in New Jersey

Home of the New Jersey Hammerheads, a YMCA

Trailer is 3-minutes long. Full movie is 2-hours in length.

Swimming on a rope!

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GoSwim.tv talks and demonstrates tethered swimming

Wonderful introduction!

Some extra ideas from Mark

We called that, "Naked paddles." Perhaps that is a bit "old school." But, it offeres some better lingo than "strapless."

I'd suggest putting the other end of the tubing much higher in the air. You need to have a good base that isn't going to get pulled into the pool, or hit others if it were to fall. And, you don't want it on the building near a window so if the belt comes off the swimmer, or the connection gets bad, or the tube should break, it won't recoil and hit a person or property -- like breaking a window. We loved hooking the end, the place that does not move, to the balcony railing. But, we also made certain that none would walk on that side of the pool. Even putting it onto the blocks is not tall enough.

A tall base helps to get over that that hip sink feeling.

Another tip / activity, put on double or triple belts. Or, just double or triple the tubing. Then it should be tight while you are at the close wall. Then the intensity is much greater. Then you can work the push-off and streamline out from the wall and underwater kick, surface and try like crazy to hit the other end. Doing that on back, side and front many times in a row is working on the jump off the walls.

Of course, the base of the tubing needs to be anchored perhaps 5 to 10 yards/meters from the near edge of the pool. Then there will be some strain just getting into the pool.

Watch out for snapping equipment! Be careful.

Swimming should be every child’s first sport

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https://www.nwitimes.com/sports/columnists/john-doherty/sports-medicine-column-swimming-should-be-the-first-sport-a/article_cd9b00d5-3524-5a3c-901f-ada802ba79b2.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR0nyIWGnWLYzQGFISLzHdDppXZ4LiH8Tl_3r2tv-lxDrJAlmrElW7KUZO4

Girl swimmers experiences with their first period

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Video resource from Australia. 

Periods can be a stressful experience, but add a little water and it can feel like a total nightmare!

This short documentary features three experienced competitive swimmers sharing some tips talking about their own personal experiences. No one is alone in the journey of growing up, even though it can sometimes feel that way. Please share this video and help empower our strong, young females.

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