Category: "Swim" Articles

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...
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...
October 31, 2018
The newest workout trend has finally made its way to Austin.
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....
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...
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.
May 1, 2018
It’s that time of year again! The sun is out and so is our annual swimwear issue.
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.
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,...
September 1, 2017
Even the fittest folks struggle with body image. Here’s how they manage the love–hate relationship.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
May 1, 2015
Tips to perfect your swim kick (and become a stronger swimmer).
April 1, 2015
Early age instruction can set you (and your child) up for aquatic success.
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