Swimming is one of the physical activities that provide the most benefits when performed frequently, either in swimming pools or at sea.
One of its main advantages is that swimming adapts to the individual needs of each person. This means that from a child to an older person they can practice it without any problem.
Among the benefits of swimming frequently are increased cardiopulmonary resistance, stimulation of blood circulation, the development of a large part of the muscles of the body and improvement of body posture.
Tips to enhance performance
As in any sport, there are some tips that, if applied correctly, can improve swimming performance. Some of the most recommended by experts are:
1 Always swim in a straight line. – In doing so, avoid colliding with other swimmers, as well as making unnecessary efforts when going from one side of the pool to the other. It is advisable to look at the ground lines and use them as a reference.
2 Horizontal position .- You should try to keep the body in a completely horizontal position since any part that moves away from that posture will slow down the advance. Following this advice will also help improve the swimming technique.
3 Control breathing .- The more effective the breathing technique, the faster it will advance. Swimmers should get used to releasing the air into the water and inhaling it when leaving, both by mouth and nose, not only by one of the ways.
4 Arms always moving .- It is advisable that one of the arms always propel the body, and you should avoid leaving the other arm extended forward.
5 Leg work .- Thanks to the leg work it is easier to maintain a horizontal position and swim straight. The propulsion of the legs must be worked both horizontally and laterally.
6 Lengthen the stroke as much as possible .- It is advisable to stretch the entire body to lengthen the stroke. Doing so helps improve the swimming technique.
7 Coordinate the movement of arms .- The movement of the arms must be the opposite: when the right is propelling the movement, the left must be preparing to start the propulsion, when the first ends, the second must begin.