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Commonwealth Games 2018 – Swimming Schedule

commonwealth games swimming program 2018The most awaited games of this season i.e. Commonwealth Games is about to kick off in the month of April 2018 at Australia.

This will be the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade. Around 25 different games will be played between different countries around the world.

The swimming program will be exciting as incredible athletes power the length of the 50-meter pool in pursuit of record-breaking times. We are specifically following the swimming events.

Below you will find the schedule for whole 6 days swimming events happening at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.

71 Nations and different territories from around the world are competing in different swimming styles, such as freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Apart from these four swimming strokes there will also largest para-sport swimming program will take place in Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

So without any further delays here are the complete swimming program details.

Commonwealth Games 2018 Swimming Dates

All these swimming events will be held at GOLD COAST – Optus Aquatic Centre.

DateTimeEventGenderPhase
Thu 5th April10:30am - 1:30pm100m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 400m FreestyleMenPreliminary
Thu 5th April10:30am - 1:30pm50m Breaststroke, S7 50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley, 4 x 100m Freestyle RelayWomenPreliminary
Thu 5th April7:30am - 10:30pm100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly MenSemi-final
Thu 5th April7:30am - 10:30pm50m Breaststroke, 100m ButterflyWomenSemi-final
Thu 5th April7:30am - 10:30pm200m Breaststroke, S14 200m Freestyle, 400m FreestyleMenFinal
Thu 5th April7:30am - 10:30pmS7 50m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley, 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay WomenFinal
Fri 6th April10:30am - 1:00pm100m Breaststroke, S9 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley, 4 x 100m Freestyle RelayMenPreliminary
Fri 6th April10:30am - 1:00pmS9 100m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke, 50m FreestyleWomenPreliminary
Fri 6th April7:30pm-10:30pm100m BreaststrokeMenSemi-final
Fri 6th April7:30pm-10:30pm100m Backstroke, 50m FreestyleWomenSemi-final
Fri 6th April7:30pm-10:30pm100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, S9 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley, 4 x 100m Freestyle RelayMenFinal
Fri 6th April7:30pm-10:30pmS9 100m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 100m ButterflyWomenFinal
Sat 7th April10:30am-1:00pm50m Backstroke, SB8 100m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly, 100m FreestyleMenPreliminary
Sat 7th April10:30am-1:00pm200m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, SM10 200m Individual Medley, 4 x 200m Freestyle RelayWomenPreliminary
Sat 7th April7:30pm-10:30pm50m Backstroke, 100m FreestyleMenSemi-final
Sat 7th April7:30pm-10:30pm50m ButterflyWomenSemi-final
Sat 7th April7:30pm-10:30pmSB8 100m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m ButterflyMenFinal
Sat 7th April7:30pm-10:30pm100m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, SM10 200m Individual Medley, 4 x 200m Freestyle RelayWomenFinal
Sun 8th April10:30am-1:00pm50m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, SM8 200m Individual Medley, 4 x 200m Freestyle RelayMenPreliminary
Sun 8th April10:30am-1:00pm200m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, S9 100m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 800m Freestyle, 200m Individual MedleyWomenPreliminary
Sun 8th April7:30pm-10:30pm50m Breaststroke, 100m ButterflyMenSemi-final
Sun 8th April7:30pm-10:30pm100m Breaststroke, 100m FreestyleWomenSemi-final
Sun 8th April7:30pm-10:30pm50m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle, SM8 200m Individual Medley, 4 x 200m Freestyle RelayMenFinal
Sun 8th April7:30pm-10:30pm200m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, S9 100m Freestyle, 200m Individual MedleyWomenFinal
Mon 9th April10:30am-12:30pm200m Backstroke, S7 50m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, 1500m FreestyleMenPreliminary
Mon 9th April10:30am-12:30pm50m Backstroke, SB9 100m Breaststroke, 200m ButterflyWomenPreliminary
Mon 9th April7:30pm-10:30pm50m FreestyleMenSemi-final
Mon 9th April7:30pm-10:30pm50m BackstrokeWomenSemi-final
Mon 9th April7:30pm-10:30pm200m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, S7 50m FreestyleMenFinal
Mon 9th April7:30pm-10:30pmSB9 100m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 800m FreestyleWomenFinal
Tue 10 April10:30am-12:00pmS9 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley, 4 x 100m Medley RelayMenPreliminary
Tue 10 April7:30pm-10:30pmS9 100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 1500m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 4 x 100m Medley RelayMenFinal
Tue 10 April7:30pm-10:30pm50m Backstroke, S8 50m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 4 x 100m Medley RelayWomenFinal

For latest and up-to-date information about Swimming event’s results and any other changes in the program, event location or anything related to the event you can visit the official website of Commonwealth Games 2018 –> here

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Swimming Safety Tips

Top 5 Swimming Safety Tips Every Swimmer Should Follow

Drowning in the swimming pool causes death of a few hundreds of people every year.

The National Safety Council reports that on average, 900 people drown in swimming pools. The number of people that drown in seas, oceans, etc. is incomparably higher; it reaches several thousands.

In order to avoid fatal cases it is important to know the safety rules that need to be followed in the sea, river or swimming pool.

If your child is going to a pool without an adult, make sure to teach him/ her basic safety tips to avoid any accidents.

In case you go to the sea, teach your children not to swim alone, or do not trust your child’s life to another child, no matter how good they swim.

Do not run in the area:

When you go the swimming pool, you need to take into account that there is a high chance that the floor will be wet. You need to walk slowly in order not fall on the wet floor.

If there are children with you, he/she might get excited when seeing the water and decide to run to the swimming pool. Do not let them do it.

On the other hand if you go to the sea the beach might be full of stones that can hurt you or your child, so be attentive.

Pay attention to the signs:

In many swimming pools you can see different caution signs, for instance “wet floor”. Do not pass it without reading. If you see a sign near the ocean or sea, it might inform you about possible dangers, like sharks or unsuitable weather conditions or something else that can speak about unsafe swimming.

Be carefully when you get in and out of the pool:

Even if you are professional swimmer make use of the handrails (if available). When you get in or out of the sea/ocean be attentive; the waves might go wild just in a second. Never underestimate the water.

If you are not a good swimmer, try to swim in the places where you have lifeguards, so in case of emergency they can help you out.

In case you are with kids who cannot swim use swimming rings or similar equipment to ensure safety of your child. You can use one for yourself as well.

Sports that require good swimming ability:

If you want to try out a water sport but you are not a good swimmer, check with the specialist if you are advised to do it or not. He/she might suggest extra safety equipment to help you do the sports you want, or the opposite – he/she might suggest not doing it at all, as it can be very dangerous for your life.

Finally, make sure that you do not swim when you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No matter whether you are a professional swimmer or not, you are under the danger of losing control when in the water. Keep the basic rules for ensuring your safety!

Check out the top 10 best waterproof fitness trackers you can buy at this season to

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Swimming Accessories You Must Own at this Summer

Swimming is such an enjoyable and great exercise that it’s slowly becoming a daily routine for most of the people these days. Pro swimmers knows what they need in their swimming bag before going for swimming, but amateur are always in lookout at the last movement what they need to have and sometimes forgot to get the essential swimming accessories.

So we decided to prepare a list of swimming accessories you should own to do swimming properly. Note that some items are optional.

If you want to be a professional swimmer, get your bag in order before you go out for swim.

Swimwear

Swimming AccessoriesObviously, you need a swim wear. Make sure that you feel comfortable in your swim wear. You should also think about your particular swimming needs. It is recommended that you choose Speedo swim wear if you are taking part in a swimming.

If you are looking for best swim suites do not forgot to check our review of best swim jammers for men and plus size swimsuits for women.

Towel

Swimming AccessoriesYou need towels to lie on and to dry yourself after swimming. Although single towel is enough however it’s better to take an extra towel who knows when you will need that extra towel. This is probably a no-brainer, but easy to forget! They’re not just for drying yourself off – they’re great for lying on at the pool side.

Swimming Cap

Swim-CapsChlorine is used in pool water however it can cause problems for your hair – If you swim frequently without swimming caps, the repeated drying (caused by chlorine) can damage your hair. Swim caps help to maintain and protect your hair. It also keeps the hair out of the swimmer’s face, allowing for increased visibility and better performance. Swimming caps also keep the pool clean and protects you from getting your hair caught alongside the pool or in a pump.

Don’t forgot to check this swimming cap buying guide.

Swimming Goggle

Optical Swimming GogglesGoggles protect a swimmer’s eyes from the water, chlorinated or not, to improve underwater vision. Many types of goggles come with an anti-fog coating and with a chemical applied to the inside of the lenses to reduce the development of the condensation that occurs during swimming and hinders a swimmer’s visibility. Clear lenses are typically used for indoor swimming, while tinted lenses are useful outdoors and can provide UV protection.

Some people prefer the swim mask instead of swim goggles, as they cover more face while swimming. Swim Goggles come in a wide variety of sizes and styles with different shaped eyepieces, so it is important to find a pair that fits you comfortably.

Check this page for buying best swimming goggles.

If you have poor eye sight don’t forgot to check top 10 prescription swimming goggles.

Kick Board

Swimming AccessoriesFloats aren’t just for children learning the swimming basics or for clutching on holes whilst sipping a Pina colada. A kick board is an essential part of training. They’re used to improve stamina, technique and strength and you really learn how much work your legs do once you get rid of your arms! The first time I did a set of backstroke legs with a kick board I nearly died. They are my favorite out of all the swimming accessories.

Paddles

Swimming AccessoriesI wouldn’t have been able to do any of my open water events if it wasn’t for all the paddle training I did when I started swimming. It was too hard for me to do two lengths of front crawl without paddles, one of my friends (she was a swimming couch) urged me to use paddles. My shoulders and upper arms have near enough transformed before my eyes since training with. When you use paddles not only it can create substantial improvement in power but also you will feel better while doing swim training.

Sunscreen

Swimming AccessoriesSunscreen offers protection from harmful UV rays and from overexposure to the sun, you’ll need to protect yourself from the sun. You can take your pick between all-natural sunscreens or conventional sunscreens. The right sunscreen is the one that works for your skin.

Note that most chemical sunscreens are not recommended during pregnancy & breast feeding.

When purchasing, you should consider the sun protection factor (SPF) of the specific type of sunscreen. SPF denotes how much protection the product provides from the sun, with higher numbers offering greater protection. Buyers should also make sure that the sunscreen protects from both UVA and UVB rays.

Anti-Fog Goggle Spray

Swimming AccessoriesSwimming goggles fog up because of condensation forming on the inside of the lenses. This is either perspiration or water vapor from your skin. Therefore, it is likely to be worse if you are exerting yourself. So try getting an anti-fog goggle spray before going to swim.

Pre-Swimming Lotion

Swimming AccessoriesSwimming is extremely good for you, but chlorine isn’t. In fact, the next time you’re in the pool, take notice of the condition of the lap lane dividers. The plastic donuts are probably eaten away from the chlorine. If chlorine can do that to plastic, what is it doing to your skin? While swimming in chlorinated water, your skin begins to feel gritty. The chlorine itch starts to set in right away. With anti chlorine lotion on you actually feels smooth and slippery, which makes your swims more enjoyable.

(Optional) Accessories

Headphones

People are so addicted to music and/or too busy to  miss a call even while swimming! waterproof headphones are for these kinds of people. No matter you are outside of a swimming pool or inside water you can use and stay connected to virtual world using waterproof Bluetooth headphones, check this buying guide.

Fitness Trackers

Swimming is such a good exercise to keep you fit but its also a toughest exercise that requires lot of energy and stamina to do it at its best, its a constant activity thus it requires you to track your health while swim , sometimes doing more hard working then you can afford is put bad effects on your health instead of good! so tracking your using waterproof fitness trackers is great way to not only keep track of your progress but also it logs your all health related activities such as calories burned etc.

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Top 10 Home Swimming Pool Safety Guidelines, Residential Pool Owners Should Follow

Residential Swimming Pool Safety TipsMany people who have home swimming pools underestimate the risks that can be related to the home pools. Due to the fact that many people do not follow basic safety rules, around 330 people drown in home swimming pools (according to National Safety Council).

In many cases people leave their children without attention when they swim in the home swimming pools, as they believe that nothing can happen there. Unfortunately, it has been proven that this is not the case.

Drowning (not only in the swimming pools) is considered to be the second cause of death of children aged 1-19.

In order to avoid any accidents below a few basic safety tips are presented that owners of home swimming pools need to follow.

Ensure the safety of your family members by following these basic 10 rules.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #1:

You need to secure your swimming pool with appropriate barriers. If your child does not know how to swim he/she can accidentally fall into the swimming pool. This is especially the case when you have children under the age of 3.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #2:

If your children are outside, check on them regularly to make sure that none of them has fallen into the pool.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #3:

In case someone from your family or friends present at the house, does not know how to swim or is not very good at it, never leave him/her without attention. Keep an eye mainly on children, but never forget about adults as well.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #4:

Buy several swimming rings or safety life vests and put them next to the swimming pool. In case you are not at home and your children decide to swim at least they will think of using some additional equipment for their own safety.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #5:

Pay attention to the quality of water. When swimming someone might swallow small portion of water, so it is required to make sure that the water used in the pool is not dangerous for health.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #6:

If your pool is not very deep, avoid diving headfirst. If you dive into water with high speed, you might not be able to control the situation and might hurt your head.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #7:

Always keep a first aid kit next to the pool. You need to be ready for any emergency situation; so having a first aid kit next to the home swimming pool will never be meaningless.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #8:

Make sure that all of your family members know how to swim. Teach your children to swim from a very young age and practice swimming with other family members if they are not very good at it.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #9:

Teach the younger family members not to swim without supervision of an adult. You can follow the Red Cross’s suggestions about how to teach your children the safety measures.

Home Swimming Pool Safety Rule #10:

Keep a phone next to the pool and teach your family members (mainly the children) to call 911 in case of unexpected emergency and if there is no adult around.

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Learn to Swim

Learn To Swim – What You Need To Know As A Beginner Swimmer

If you have finally decided to learn how to swim, first of all you need to understand whether you want to learn it on your own or your want to take classes with a qualified coach.

The best way, of course, is to train with a specialist, as there are many minor things that the coach can teach you, while if you learning on your own, you will miss very important details and the effectiveness will not be as high as when learning with a professional.

When you decide to learn how swim, for the first time you need to judge your abilities fairly.

Do you need a instructor?

First of all, if you are afraid of water or if you have had some incidents related to the water, inform your trainer in advance. This will give the instructor a better idea on how to teach you swimming.

If you are afraid of entering the water you can make use of life jackets or kicks for the first few lessons (until you get used to being in the water).

You need to keep in mind that no matter how old you are you should not be ashamed of wearing a swimming vest or rings or making use of kicks or other equipment. Everyone started to learn how to swim more or less the same way.

Some new learners are afraid of putting their face into the water. This is mainly coming from the fact that they do not know how breathe under the water. First learn how to breathe, this is the main challenge that you need to overcome.

Once you know how to breathe correctly, the rest is simple. When your lower part of the neck is in the water and you are relaxed – you will be able to keep your body in the water.

Remember that the water takes care of 80-90% of your weight; you only have to deal with the rest.

Training Videos can be Helpful

Learn SwimmingYou can watch some videos, read some tips, but when in the water, you will forget about it and will let the water do its job. Once in the water, forget about all fears, after a month or so you will look back and be surprised how you could have thought it to be scary.

As an adult you need to realize that the instructor knows how teach – you need to fully trust your instructor, If you are afraid of drowning, but your instructor ensures you that you can confidently do whatever he/she told you, do not hesitate, your coach has your back.

If you took your child to swimming lessons, teach him/her not to go to the deep parts of the pool without the instructor.

You need some Swimming Equipment

Learn SwimmingAs a beginner you also need to know what equipment you need to have – a swimming suit, a swimming cap, swimming goggles, comfortable shoes for wearing outside the pool, and in case you feel the special need, then get ear and nose plugs as well (though coaches do not really advise wearing a nose plug since it becomes more difficult to control your breath).

There are so many hi-tech gadgets are being used in the swimming pool these days, using these gadgets not only make you look cool but also  you can use them to connect with your friends, family and/or team members while you are not at work but still in touch with your team, gadgets such as water proof fitness trackers and waterproof Bluetooth headphones are best examples of such accessories.

It is also advisable to learn how to keep your swimming suit after using it and how to take proper care of your hair, skin and eyes to avoid any damage caused by chlorine present in the majority of swimming pools.

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