Tag Archives: John Nelson

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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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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