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Doctor insights on: Front Crawl Swimming Technique

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Crawls (Definition)

6 - 9 months Crawling may begin Infant can walk while holding an adult's hand Infant is able to sit steadily, without support, for long periods of time Infant learns to sit down from a standing position Infant may pull into and maintain a standing position ...Read more


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Does swimming reduce chest and belly fat? I just know the freestyle technique and I really need to reduce my fat in 2 months time.

Does swimming reduce chest and belly fat? I just know the freestyle technique and I really need to reduce my fat in 2 months time.

Yes: Swimming is a great way to reduce fat. One must be sure NOT to eat back all those calories he burned off while swimming. This means drinking only non-sugared drinks, and eating fewer calories than one needs. That way, his body will burn stored fat for its calories. ...Read more

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I went swimming and my ears got blocked with water . I tried some techniques of removing but none worked so I bought eardrops and my ear is blocked?

I went swimming and my ears got blocked with water . I tried some techniques of removing but none worked  so I bought eardrops and my ear is blocked?

Swimmer's ear?: The water is trapped because of the surface tension keeping the water in. Try a couple of drops of rubbing alcohol. If this does not work, you will need to see your doctor about it. Do note that many long-term swimmers and surfers developed protrusions in the ear canals which may impede water drainage. When severe, they may need to be surgically removed). ...Read more

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Swimming for 60days, experience mild pain in front+side of left shoulder in half of session since 2 times, btw have inflamed nerve under traps, is it ss?

Swimming for 60days, experience mild pain in front+side of left shoulder in half of session since 2 times, btw have inflamed nerve under traps, is it ss?

Get a coach: To check your technique. This kind of pain can occur from hyper-abducting your arm while swimming and may be correctable with some advice from a knowledgeable swimmer. Try another stroke that doesn't hurt until you figure this out. ...Read more

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Is the sound of water and bubbles going past my ears when swimming front crawl loud enough to cause hearing loss?

Is the sound of water and bubbles going past my ears when swimming front crawl loud enough to cause hearing loss?

No: Noise-induced hearing loss is based upon sound intensity and duration of exposure. 90 db is the sound intensity at which exposure for greater than 8 hours per day puts an individual at risk for hearing loss. Examples of 90 db would be hair dryer, motorcycle, blender, etc. The noise exposure from swimming is inadequate to cause such loss. ...Read more

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Why do our fingertips shrivel up in water (e.g. swimming pool)?

Why do our fingertips shrivel up in water (e.g. swimming pool)?

Shriveled finger tip: When sebum is washed off the skin, water is able to enter the outer layers of skin. ...Read more

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Can I go swimming when I catch cold?

Can I go swimming when I catch cold?

Depends: Although you have a cold, it should not necessarily stop you from swimming. Are you real fatigued? That might be more of a problem than congestion etc. ...Read more

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Is swimming in a pool every day dangerous?

No: There is no convincing evidence to show that swimming every day is dangerous or hazardous to your health. ...Read more

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Does swimming make you taller? how can i get taller?

Does swimming make you taller? how can i get taller?

NO: Swimming will not make you taller but exercise is very good for you and your heart. Your height is genetically programmed by your parents genes and your nutritional status. Wear taller shoes. ...Read more