Cleaning Up After a Day at the Beach

Sand in your houseA day spent at the beach in your new bathing suit (from SwimsuitsDirect.com of course) is always so much fun. But on just about every beach there are tons of sand. Great for the beach, not so great in your house.

Cleaning up sand in your home has to be one of the hardest tasks to do in the Summer. It’s not uncommon that you find sand from the beach several days after your trip. It can get everywhere! (The worst is getting sand in your bed.)It sticks to everything and can be a pain to remove, so before you head out for a day of fun in the sun with your friends and family, here are a few tips to help to make sure you and your home remain sand free. Continue reading

The Health Benefits of Swimming for Women Over 65

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It’s no surprise that for older women, swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. Here’s what you can get out of it.

It’s no secret that swimming is a great form of exercise. It helps build lean muscles, is a great cardiovascular workout, and it burns a crazy amount of calories. It works out your whole body – when you swim, you engage your arms, legs, back, and abdominal muscles, toning all of them at once. In addition, swimming is a whole lot of fun! People of all ages love splashing around at the pool. However, swimming can be particularly beneficial, health wise, to senior citizens. Wondering why? Keep reading to learn about all the swimming health benefits for senior citizens! Continue reading

Safety at the Beach

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The beach can be full of fun but it can also be full of dangers

 

A day at the beach should be fun, relaxing, but above all else it should be SAFE. We always remember to fill our beach bag with essentials like a good book, goggles, and sand castle building supplies, but how often do we remember to brush up on water safety? Before you pack your bags to head out for a day in the water, read on for a few safety tips to ensure you and your friends and family enjoy the day without any problems! Continue reading

2014 Bikini Season Weather: The Bad News and The Good News

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We think we can speak for everyone when we say “Hurry up summer and get here already!” This winter’s polar vortex made for an absolutely miserable frozen time for almost everywhere in the United States. (Go ahead Miami, laugh it up.) April is supposed to be the month where things start to warm up yet on the Northeast we had snow in mid-April! From a beach goer’s perspective, waiting for bikini season has been the worst.

We’re ready to read that book on our kindle by the poolside. We’re ready to feel the warm sand between our toes. We’re ready to show off that new Cole of California Bow Front Tankini we’ve been working so hard to fit into. All we can do at this point is look forward to the approaching summer. But that’s the frustrating thing about swimwear, it’s so dependent on the weather. So we’re taking a look at what the weather is going to look like this summer. And overall we’ve got some bad news and we’ve got some good news. Continue reading

Healthy Vacation Ideas

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Vacations are healthier for you than you may think.

Experts such as Dr. Oz say that your heart remains strong when you vacation more. The Daily Times reports that according to a study of 12,000 men who were at a risk for heart disease, men who took a vacation at least once yearly were 30% less likely to die from a heart-related condition. Researchers believe that these men had better heart health because they took the time to reduce stress. Continue reading

Swimmers Giving Back

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Find out how some athletes are giving back to their community.

Giving back is always important. However, swimmers who dedicate their lives to their sports and in turn, their fans, especially enjoy raising money for those in need. Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, a retired English freestyle swimmer, has won two gold medals in the 400 m and 800 m at the 2008 Olympic Games. There she broke the world record for the 800 m race at 8:14:10 (former record 8:18:06). Continue reading

Tone Your Legs By Swimming

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Simply adding on flippers when you go swimming can intensify your workout.

Everyone wants to have toned and fit legs. Sometimes, however, the effort required to get them can seem daunting. The best way to approach such a situation is to find an exercise that you enjoy doing and stick with it. This way, working out wonʼt seem like a chore for you; you will want to do it and the results youʼll see will be much more rewarding. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for just this reason: moving about in the water can seem effortless and fun, while really doing wonders for your legs. Bare your legs and flaunt a short cole of california tankini skirt when you follow these swimming exercises. Continue reading

The 5 Best Stretches for Swimming

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Stretching properly makes a huge difference in fluidity of motion.

Stretching is the most commonly neglected aspect of sports performance. Even though it may not seem as exciting as other approaches to improving performance, it’s a proven technique for swimming faster. And even if you’re more interested in having fun in a pretty bikini than you are in swimming competitively, properly stretching before any amount of swimming will help minimize your risk of injury. Continue reading

Synchronized Swimming

20100729101012Originally known as water ballet, the sport commonly referred to as synchronized swimming can be described as an athletic combination of swimming, dance and gymnastics – all performed in water. It can provide an excellent workout for cardiovascular and muscular strength and fitness. Water ballet was first displayed as a show put on at the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1934 but it wasn’t until the late Olympic swimmer turned actress, Esther Williams made an appearance on film performing water ballet that popularity for the sport grew. Her swim costumes set fashion trends as her popularity grew, the classic look is one that many swimsuit manufacturers such as Cole of California emulate today. Continue reading