Category: "Swim" Articles

How to Capitalize on Your Time in the Water
May 6, 2022
It’s about to get really HOT out there! There’s no time like the present to submerge yourself in some refreshing H2O. And while you’re at it, you can burn calories and tone up all...
Athlete Spotlight: Cynthia Salazar
December 1, 2019
Cynthia Salazar never dreamed she would have the opportunity to run an international race. As a local Austinite working full time and owning her own physical training business, at 40 she decided to compete...
In the Water Year-Round
July 31, 2019
It’s the last Sunday in June, and the North Austin Aquatic League’s CHAMPS Swim Meet is buzzing at the Micki Krebsbach Swimming Pool in Round Rock. Competing for the Westover Wild Orcas, 11-year-old Kate...
It’s All in the Tail
October 31, 2018
The newest workout trend has finally made its way to Austin.
Eight Places to Beat the Heat With Your Kids
July 31, 2018
  1. Schlitterbahn Waterpark 400 N. Liberty Ave., New Braunfels   2. Typhoon Texas Waterpark 18500 TX-130 North Service Road   3. Liz Carpenter Fountain at Butler Park 1000 Barton Springs Road   4....
Masters Swimming: Coming Home
May 1, 2018
  Twenty-four years ago, I arrived in Austin, a young bride and a stranger to this vast state. Lured to this landlocked city by graduate opportunities at the University of Texas, my husband, Nate...
2018 Summer Fun Guide
May 1, 2018
We’ve compiled the best places in Central Texas to stay cool and active this summer as well as what to wear while doing it.
Making Waves
May 1, 2018
Created to curb the city’s mounting lifeguard shortages, SwimATX is helping East Austin teenagers realize their potential in the water and their communities.
The 15th Annual Swimsuit Edition
May 1, 2018
It’s that time of year again! The sun is out and so is our annual swimwear issue.
The SPF Factor
May 1, 2018
Sunscreen has an extensive resume. First off, it protects against uncomfortable and painful sunburns that can peel and blister as well as prevents those cosmetic things like freckles, dark spots, and wrinkles. Most importantly,...
Battling Your Body
September 1, 2017
Even the fittest folks struggle with body image. Here’s how they manage the love–hate relationship.
FML Workout: Brick
April 30, 2017
This month’s workout segment caters to your inner triathlete! Brick workouts combine two or more of the triathlon legs into a single workout.
Approach Your Off-Season Like a Pro
November 1, 2016
Athletes dream of the off-season and of all the relaxation, coffee dates, and trips to the farmers market it will grant us when weekends aren’t cluttered in between training and naps. Unfortunately, there is...
Worst Training Advice Ever
September 1, 2016
On Jan. 1, 2011, I attempted to start my year off with a 10-day Master Cleanse. That's right—10 days of drinking nothing but a questionable concoction of water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne...
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Triathlon
April 1, 2016
They may say that ignorance is bliss, but in the world of triathlon, knowledge is power. Knowledge and lots of practice, of course.  There's no doubt that the sport can be intimidating. Those triathletes...
Anatomy of Freestyle Stroke
April 1, 2016
Streamline   This is your free speed off the wall, whether it's a start or a turn. It is the fastest moment of your stroke. Raise arms behind your head and tuck behind your...
Winter Swimming
December 1, 2015
As seasons change and temperatures drop, so do opportunities to get in a swimming workout. Most City of Austin public pools, for instance, close when school starts in the fall and stay locked up...
Kickin' It
May 1, 2015
Tips to perfect your swim kick (and become a stronger swimmer).
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