6 Best Articles on Swimming
The most useful articles on swimming from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Swimming Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on swimming by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don’t know yet why it’s better than other…
- What is Ice Swimming? Inside the Growing and Popular Sport.
- The joy of swimming: How getting in the water can improve physical and mental health
- This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming
- What I Learned About Facing Fear from Cold Swimming
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New to #swimming? These articles make an excellent introduction.
What is Ice Swimming? Inside the Growing and Popular Sport.
More swimmers are embracing the idea of doing laps in freezing-cold water as an actual sport.
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The joy of swimming: How getting in the water can improve physical and mental health
As summer edges closer and temperatures gradually rise, more and more of us will take to the water in search of a range of benefits for body and mind.
Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don’t know yet why it’s better than other…
Mounting research shows that going for a swim can preserve memories, reduce mood disorders and increase mental acuity in all age groups.
«Most of the research to understand how swimming affects the brain has been done in rats. Rats are a good lab model because of their genetic and anatomic similarity to humans.»
What I Learned About Facing Fear from Cold Swimming
By Leo Babauta For the first 40 days of this year, I jumped in a cold swimming pool with two of my sons, as a practice in facing discomfort and fear. We never looked forward to it, but it taught me a…
The fountain of youth hasn’t been found — but swimming may come close
A growing body of research suggests that swimming provides a unique boost to our brain health. Neurobiologist Seena Mathew explains what scientists know — and what they’re still figurin…
This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming
Tonight three legends of swimming—Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos, and László Cseh—turned in identical times to share silver in the 100m butterfly. Last night, Simone Manuel tied for gold with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the 100m freestyle. Modern timing systems are capable of measuring down to the millionth of a second—so why doesn’t FINA, the world swimming governing body, increase its timing precision by adding thousandths-of-seconds?
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