Category Archives: Swimming

Variable Training in the Pool

As hard as we try to think spring, it’s still frigid outside. This makes February a great time to up your (indoor) swim game. John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics says practicing variable training in the pools can help increase … Continue reading

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Hello Pool Equipment

This week John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics introduces us to common pool equipment. Any kind of equipment can be intimidating if you don’t know how to use it. Unlike weight machines at the gym, most pools don’t have instructions … Continue reading

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Challenge Issued: The Y-TriDu5K

This month we’re focusing our videos on freestyle swimming, and we’ve got the perfect race for you to test your skills. The Y-TriDu5k, hosted by the York YWCA, has an event for just about everyone. (Unless you’re a dude, then … Continue reading

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The Skinny on Swim Caps

Got more than a few inches of hair? You’re going to want to wear a swim cap when you’re swimming laps. Swim caps keep your hair pulled back and tucked away, and make you look hardcore. John Nelson with York … Continue reading

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Freestyle Swimming

Swimming laps is a great way to get exercise without stressing your joints. The upper-body workout it provides plus this lack of stress is also what makes it good for runners and cyclists to use for cross-training. This month, we’re … Continue reading

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Balancing Fitness and Fatness on Vacation

I’m just back from a week-long vacation with my family on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Like any decent human being, I spent the week eating all of the food and indulging in afternoon cocktails pretty much every day, because vacation. … Continue reading

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Race Recap: Ladies Y-Tri

Right after I finished my race, I spent 8 hours in the car to go camping in an area so far upstate NY I didn’t have cell service. I didn’t even realize there were still places like that. It was … Continue reading

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New sport, vast improvements

Before I started training for the YWCA ladies y-tri, I had ridden my bike three, maybe four times in my adult life. I was not a cyclist. Now that I’m less than a week away from my race, I have … Continue reading

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York is playful!

Since 2008, the City of York has been designated a Playful City USA member. Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, we find out if we have been awarded the title for the 7th year in a row!  WE KNOW we are … Continue reading

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York YMCA competitive swimmers among the top in the nation

Swimming is a life skill – a skill that anyone at any age can use for health and safety.  Those who know how to swim can enjoy recreational activities such as pool parties and water skiing.  Swimmers of all ages … Continue reading

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