How To Be A Better Swimmer?

Swimming can be packed with fear and even make you scared of water if you do not get proper training and introduction to swimming. While the majority of people know how to swim, there is a small part that is not so sure about this activity. If you are one of those people that is not so sure about the swimming and does not like to go in the water alone, then you could appoint a session with our trainers. For those that already know how to swim, this article will be of great benefit as they will be able to improve their techniques.

Your head must be in the neutral position

Your head must be in the neutral positionThis is much easier to say than to do, especially for those who are not that experienced. Still, keeping your head in the same line with the rest of your body will make your swimming easier and more fluent. Yes, many people do tend to look forward and that naturally drops down the legs and hips. That results in getting tired easily and losing your breath. To avoid this, just make sure you keep the head aligned with your body. This is one of the first thing you must learn before you proceed further.

Avoid lifting your head up

Many people tend to do this as they naturally want to breathe and therefore they lift the head up above the water. Not only it slows you down, but it also drains your energy in vague. Considering you are using the crawl technique, instead of getting the head out of water, you can use the perfect timing of your “rolling aside” and use the momentum to take a breath. In a nutshell, one part of your head is under the water, while the other part is above it, taking a breath. Repeat the same on the opposite side and you will save time, energy and stamina!

Exhale while in water

Exhale while in waterSome people are scared that they will get drowned somehow if they breathe out underwater. This is completely not true as it is simply not possible, since you are pushing the air out of your lungs instead of inhaling it! This continuous breathing is something that takes time to synchronize and learn, but once you do, your swimming technique will be impeccable. Try to practice only breathing out underwater so you could learn how to perform this.

Your arms must not be fully extended

This is the biggest mistake, usually made by beginners. Instead of extending the arms all the way above the water, you simply let it fall in water once you feel it cannot go further. The full-extension creates the turbulence and makes the swimming harder.

Paul Wilkins
 

The Darlington Amateur Swimming Club was founded in 1940 when John Ferguson came to an idea to start this kind of club. The club started as a small group of swimming enthusiasts and managed to expand up to 100 employees! Now, we have the regular training sessions, preparations and emergency exercises in case you need a professional swimming license. The club works only with the certified professionals who can take the whole training on their own. Therefore you are in the safe hands!