Top 20 Swimming Tips

by | Sep 8, 2017

20. Glide

-By gliding, you can save your energy in the water using proper floating technique. Usually this technique can be better use on butterfly stroke and breaststroke.

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19. Breath Control

-Inhale quickly and exhale slowly. That is the key to control your breathing in water/pool. Inhale air when part of your face is above the water. Exhale slowly only when your face is below the water.

18. Feel the water

-Inhale quickly and exhale slowly. That is the key to control your breathing in water/pool. Inhale air when part of your face is above the water. Exhale slowly only when your face is below the water.

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17. Practice Harder

-Practicing this technique can help you have a high tolerance in pain. Most swimmers that Practice Harder had developed and were proven insensible to pain.

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16. Swim in smaller tube

-Try to swim on a smaller area in that way, you can create a smaller resistance while in pool, can control your movements and you won’t catch your breath because you can save your energy.

15. Cool down

-While swimming, our muscles tighten and our blood flows rapidly from your heart. Sudden stop from swimming can cause your heart to suddenly reduce blood flow or problems pertaining to. To refrain this trying to cool down on your work out for about 20 minutes to relax your tightened muscles will help bring back your body to normal state.

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14. Don’t breathe on the first stroke

-The reason for this tip is when you try to breathe on your first stroke, while carrying that initial speed in the water and breathing usually can make lose concentration and momentum on water

13. Use your legs

-Our legs are considered very important on all the strokes. Paying more attention to your leg movement can help you achieve swim better. Do not just focus on your upper body.

12. Rotate

-For older swimmers or for freestyle and backstroke swimming techniques, rotating is a must. It prevents injuries, helps incorporate bigger muscles and decreases drag.

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11. Use the bigger group muscles

-Using your entire upper back muscles and pectorals to pull have more power in store and can help you move faster as long as you use them properly while swimming. Rather than just using or relying on your shoulders and biceps.

10. Stretch

-Before starting your workout it is advisable if you stretch your muscles first. Sudden move on your muscles can cause you problems. It can also reduce risk of injury by improving flexibility and range of motion. With better range of motions you can swim faster, improve stroke and use less energy while swimming.

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9. Practice in the mirror

-It is a good idea to practice yourself swimming looking in the mirror it can help build muscle memory. Because while you are in the water, there are chances that you know what you are doing but your movement is wrong

8. Meditation/ Visualization

-This technique can be used by all types of swimmers. Doing this once a day can help you focus on your movement, strokes, breathing when you are already in the pool.

7. Dance

-The main way dancing can improve your swim efficiency is by developing your coordination because dancing and swimming have something in common, both activities needs full body coordination to be successful.

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6. Ankle flexibility

-Having an ankle flexibility, your feet won’t feel and look like it’s constantly dragging. In additional, you can save the risk of experiencing cramps while swimming by stretching your ankles before you start to swim.

5. Lift

-Swimming is not just about floating or diving on the water. Strength is a big part of swimming, so build up those muscles by doing exercises.

4. Work on your core

-Core in swimming is stability and balance. It plays a very huge role on every swimming movement that you do.

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3. Record yourself

-This is the best feedback you can get from your workout. Unlike on asking someone to watch or coach you and describe the mistakes that you did on the water.

2. Eat healthy

-Being in the water itself burns calories, moreover while swimming. However, the type of foods that you eat affects your performance in the pool.

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1. Learn from others, teach others and then focus on yourself

-The best way to learn on how to swim better is:

  1. Watch what the other swimmers are doing right
  2. Invest time in teaching other people that want to be taught or advised by you, how to swim better
  3. Bring back what you have learned in first and second step and apply them to yourself to improve your swim.
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