10 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

April 12, 2019

  • Use the necessary equipment: Before you start training in a swimming academy, you should know the necessary materials so that you can get into the pool. When you start your practices you need bathing clothes, a hat and google. These elements are not only necessary, but are also mandatory in some swimming schools.

  • Warm up beforehand: As in any sport, before starting the training session it is important that you do a series of stretches and warm-ups. These sets help prevent future injuries or cramps during the session. Among the warm-up exercises that we can perform are the following: Neck rotation, hip rotation, knee rotation, ankle mobility and arm rotation in three directions, forward, backward and alternate.

  • Be patient: The main thing during the first days of training is to work your technique well and be effective. Therefore, you should not rush when swimming. This only causes shortness of breath, loss of rhythm and lack of concentration. Focus on getting your strokes and kicks right before you swim fast. In case you feel fatigued in the middle of a training session, try swimming gently or lean on materials such as swim boards so that you can lower your swimming intensity and get air back.

  • Be consistent: It takes a long time for you to master all four swimming strokes. It is recommended that you practice in the pool about 3 times a week in sessions of 1 hour. Make sure to also plan your sessions and organize what you are going to do on each training day. For beginners it is best to take short sessions where you focus on improving each technique learned in the academy and thus reinforcing your aquatic skills.

  • Control your breathing : In this sport it is very important to control your breathing to avoid getting out of breath prematurely. In case we lack air, we must turn our head to the side filling our lungs and exhale when we are with our head under water. Another important aspect that you should take into account is to release the air through your nose while you remain underwater. This will help you have an easy and steady swim. SOURCE: Monterrico Swimming

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