6 Tips for Swim Breathing

There’s so much to think about while swimming. To some it comes naturally, to others it takes hours of practice and instruction. In any case, learning a few new tips here and there is always helpful for new and experienced swimmers alike. Here’s some pointers to help you improve your swim breathing technique. Continue reading 6 Tips for Swim Breathing

Swim Fit: Taking You from In Shape to Swim Shape

The last time I swam laps with any serious intention was when I was 17, representing my high school swim team. Fast-forward 18 years later. I’m standing on the edge of the lap pool at Elite Mequon, wearing the same competition suit that I wore in high school (which fits a bit differently since having children). I’m about to try one of the newest signature training groups at Elite, Swim Fit.

I used to love swimming. I still do, but most of my pool time these days revolves around splash pads and floaties. So in an effort to channel my inner competitive swimmer, I decided to give Swim Fit a try. Continue reading Swim Fit: Taking You from In Shape to Swim Shape

Why You Should Start Swimming for Exercise

By Amber Marinko; Red Cross Certified Lifeguard at Elite Sports Club-Mequon, Masters swimmer, and Concordia University of Wisconsin Swim Club competitor

After an invigorating workout full of sweat (and maybe some tears), you feel great. Your blood is pumping, you have more energy, and you feel as if you can take on the world. The only problem is…you actually have to DO the workout.

Sometimes it’s harder getting yourself out the door and to your health club than it is to actually lift the weights or run on the treadmill. So how can you get that same great workout in without the dread of dragging yourself to the gym and throwing yourself into another exercise routine? Continue reading Why You Should Start Swimming for Exercise