The Top Five Benefits of Water Exercise for Seniors

As the body ages, working out becomes more tiresome, more difficult, and less enjoyable. Even walking can stress bones and joints, and working out on a bicycle or elliptical machine becomes hazardous as the risk of falling increases. Thankfully, the pool provides a safe workout zone for seniors living with a range of conditions such […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 27 September 2017 | 11:30 am

AquaGear Turns Twenty-Five Today

This August, we’re proud to announce AquaGear’s 25th year of business. Since 1992, we’ve been serving water enthusiasts of all kinds, from aqua aerobics-goers and therapists to snorkelers, lifeguards, and competitive swimmers. AquaGear’s founder, Joanne Bullock, attended her first AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) conference in Alexandria, VA in the early 1990′s. She immediately recognized a […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 12:54 pm

How to Prevent Swimmer's Ear & Other Causes of Ear Pain

Our ears are essential for daily life, constantly collecting and transmitting soundwaves to the brain for interpretation. But hearing isn’t our ears’ only purpose. Properly-functioning ears can also pinpoint a sound’s location, distinguish familiar voices in a crowd, and maintain a person’s balance and equilibrium thanks to the movement of fluid through the inner ear, […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 13 July 2017 | 10:08 am

Can Children Go Swimming With Ear Tubes?

Don’t let an ear infection take the fun out of summer. Earplugs and earbands keep your child’s ear tubes covered and water entry at bay. Whether you call them pressure equalization tubes, myringotomy tubes, or tympanostomy tubes, they’re one of the most commonly-implanted medical devices. Millions of children have ear tubes in place to eliminate […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 14 June 2017 | 10:40 am

The 3 Best Ear Plugs for Swimming

Say goodbye to Swimmer’s Ear with the help of one of our 3 all-time favorite earplugs. Suffering from swimmer’s ear? Don’t let pain and swelling dampen your day at the pool. Block water from entering the ear canal with a pair of simple silicone earplugs. Whether you opt for pre-shaped or moldable earplugs, you’ll be […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 17 April 2017 | 11:17 am

How to Keep New Years Resolutions in 4 Steps

The transition to a new year is exciting and motivating, inspiring people worldwide to transform their lives for the better. In the US alone, nearly 200 million Americans set fresh goals each year. But far fewer actually achieve those goals. According to US News, 8 out of 10 people renege on their New Year’s resolutions […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 28 December 2016 | 12:47 pm

6 Ways to Repurpose an Old Swim Cap

Swim caps are the keychains and branded pens of the swimmer's world. Every event you attend provides you with yet another swim cap – some are one-time uses, some are low-quality, and some are just ugly. If you swim on a team, with a club, or in events like triathlons, you're probably up to your […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 11 July 2016 | 5:16 pm

How to Choose the Right Swimwear Fabric For Your Team

Each of Speedo's fabric technologies is developed by experts to formulate impeccably-polished, race-ready swimsuits for every user – from elite athletes to casual competitors. But with so many suit materials floating around, it's hard to know which one is right for you. This guide compares Speedo's 2017 swimwear fabric options to make your decision as […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 7 July 2016 | 5:19 pm

The Stunning History of Swim Fins

Models in an early swim fin ad, published in Harper’s Bazaar magazine, January 1950. Public domain photo courtesy of the United States Library of Congress. Today, swim fins are commonplace: kids snorkel in rented pairs, competitive swimmers train with short-blade styles, and plenty of pool-goers swim lap after lap in fins for fitness. But, who […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 1 July 2016 | 5:49 pm

The Top Five Goggles for Fitness Swimmers

Fitness swimming requires dedication, tenacity, and a well-fitting pair of goggles. But with hundreds of options to choose from, selecting the best goggles for your specific needs can be daunting. To help make the decision easier, we've assembled a list of our top fitness goggle contenders based on in-house testing and years of customer feedback. […] [FEEDIMAGE]

Posted on: 6 April 2016 | 9:09 am