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How To Do A Flip Turn While Swimming
Not best choice: Depending on severity of the cut and its state of healing, swimming in a freshly-chlorinated pool may be safe, but still irritating (and thereby potentially more scarring) for a not-yet-sealed cut. In a dirty pool, hot tub, or river/lake/ocean there are many nasty bacteria that could potentially cause an infection and a much worse problem and scar. Wait until healed, and use a high spf sunscreen! ...Read more
Subscience: Most advice about "what to eat and not to eat" is subscience. I'm a swimmer and looked around online for the origin of this tale -- it turned out to be warning not to be drunk or eat something that will make you pass a lot of intestinal gas or that adds a lot of weight just before a competitive swim meet. The tale about not eating before a recreational swim doesn't seem evidence-based. ...Read more
No waiting necessary: It was commonly believed that swimming right after eating would risk stomach cramps while in the water. Severe enough cramping would risk being unable to swim or float and therefore you might drown. Recently this belief was disproven. However, if you are stuffed, i'd still wait until you're more comfortable. ...Read more
Yes: This site will let you figure out how much: http://www.Swimmingcalculator.Com/swim_calories_calculator.Php. ...Read more
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