Most of us swimming fanatics love to get more and more swimming gear! What if you’re just getting into swimming? Here are 5 must-have swimming gear items! This is while considering that you most likely already have a swimming suit, swimming cap and other very essential swimming items.Continue reading
Your goggles always fog up when you start swimming? If so, make sure to continue reading this article. We will teach you some cheap but very effective methods to get rid of foggy goggles once and for all! And no, it does not involve spitting into your goggles (although we do suggest this for completeness of the article, we do not actually recommend it).
First of all, why does the formation of fog occur? It is due to the difference in temperatures that the small drops of water that are inside the goggles will start to create mist. This will eventually fog up your goggles. Read more to find out what our cheap but effective solution is.
Anti-fog layer goggles usually don’t work well after a few swims, even from the best goggles, so we will not consider these as a solution in this article.
We think every swimmer should regularly use a pull buoy. Never used a pull buoy? Find out why you should in this article! If you don’t have good swimming goggles yet, consider reading our goggles review article first.
A pull buoy is an 8-shaped flotation device that sits between your thighs. Typical pull buoys look like the this:
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We present 4 common reasons for using a pull buoy and the dangers of over-use. Finally we conclude why every swimmer should use a pull buoy.
With a big market of swimming accessories, it is hard to distinguish which ones are good. Are ear plugs doing more damage than good? In this article we will take a look at the importance of ear plugs, and review Mack’s Aquablock Swimming Ear Plugs.
Are Swimming Ear Plugs Necessary?
This depends on your body. Here’s what we have found. Swimming without ear plugs is generally fine, but it depends on some factors such as frequency. Some people have tight corners in their ear canals, making the water very hard to remove once it gets in there. Leaving the water inside your ears can cause infections such as the swimmer’s ear.
It isn’t a big investment, but it is a big improvement.