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Basic tips for beginner swimmers

Have you been swimming recently? Have you encouraged yourself because you needed to do some type of activity that was not high impact? Swimming is a complete sport that works the whole body in a balanced way. We present you basic tips to progress and improve your technique.

Before starting, the main thing is to advise ourselves well about the basic material. Not all glasses work, for example. Not all of them have an anti-fog effect. A detail that, when swimming, is greatly appreciated. And, in fact, it is one of the requirements for which we end up selecting or discarding future glasses.

Practice a correct stroke

The most common style is the crawl, but this works for the other three styles practiced in swimming. Technique is the fundamental part of the execution of the stroke and each swimmer has to find the most comfortable stroke rhythm.Advertising

It is a long process because it requires a lot of practice and exercises, but if you have a reference to guide you, the process becomes easier.

Take it easy

Experience, in this sense, is a degree. And getting up to speed is not a matter of two days. In this sense, if you start swimming excessively fast, the first thing that will happen is shortness of breath. And, consequently, the loss of rhythm, deconcentration and having to stop. Swimming more during the first sessions is not synonymous with getting quick results. It is about working the technique well and being effective.

Minimal splashes

The key is to have a smooth  stroke  that does not splash, but glides through the water. If you notice that you splash a lot, the stroke technique is not optimal.

Scissor kick

In swimming, the feet make up the second block. In this case, the most effective kick is the one performed with the knees bent and the feet straight, pointed. And the achievement of the kick resembles the movement of a snip.

If you feel fatigued

If you are in the middle of your training session and you notice that you are fatigued or tired, you can try swimming several pools gently or even with a pull-boy between the legs or a footboard so that you can catch up air and lower the rhythm and / or intensity of the swim.

Exhale through the nose

The trick that is most difficult to achieve and that, at the same time, is one of the most important for achieving easy and constant swimming. What’s more, the proper breathing technique in swimming is to breathe through your mouth. As long as the face remains in the water, the mouth will be closed, but when the face is pulled out to inhale, air will be drawn through the mouth. The proper technique is to breathe through your mouth and through your nose. The idea is that when practicing the turn, exhale through the nose.

Now is the time to practice, practice and practice, the way you will improve.