From the article: Swimming Better To Do List - 10 Tips for Swimmers
What have you done to be a better swimmer? Drills? Favorite workouts? Share your ideas and tips with other swimmers to help them swim better.
- My friend trains in three different places. So different people are telling him to swim a different way from way, then the other coach. I went to two teams with him, but I'm taking a break from the other coach till USA and SAL is over HALA!
- —Guest Anna
- When you get in warm up properly. At my club when we train, we usually do something like 200 front crawl and back stroke, 100 pull and 100 kick. Then we do 100 not breathing the last five metres, so when racing we get a great push to get to the end. When you swim, dont waste all your energy when you first begin, especially if you are going to be in the pool for a long period of time because you will get tired quicker. However dont go to slow. I swim for 90 minutes so I learnt how to do this. When you race, if you can, do tumble turns at the end of each length, as it give u a great start on each length. If you swim for 45 minutes, it is the equivilent to doing 30 minutes excersize on land. Also, swimming is a great sport for you heart and lungs. Swimming is a great sport so really enjoy it!
- —Guest Annie
- I swim for surf life saving and have to do a life guard test off 400m. I thought this was really hard but If u push yourself you can easily do it under 5 mins in about 3 weeks. Learn to PUSH yourself. It makes a huge difference!!!
- —Guest Aceswim
catch up drill
- always have a leading arm out in front for a longer narrow vessil. After a pull and body roll to breath initiate a high elbow arm recovery bringing hand of recovering arm tocatchup to the opposite arm left in the long position.Only after catch up is made will you shift pulling arms and begin pulling with oposite arm rotating body roll toother side leaving other arm in the long out stretched position. Once youve occomplished this: bilateral breathing is the next lesson. I can average 12 strokes per 25 mtr. pool length.
- —Guest joe horn
Ask Your Coaches!
- Ask your coach if they can help you. Have them watch you do 1 or 2 laps, and ask them if there is any advice that they could give. Your coaches ARE there to help you! ;)
- —Guest Katie
how to make you go faster 50's and up
- 1.make sure your feet are flexed 2.do all flip turns because it will be useful and it picks up speed 3.try to push your self off the starting block as far as possible 4.always keep you feet flexed even if your a beginner I hope this was useful thanks for reading. bye, Amber B. :D
- —Guest amber
I am a good floater but cant kick
- please help me on how to control the hand and leg action.
- —Guest janeffer
- Do you all not have YMCAs or 24 Hour Fitness? Just Curious. There are tons of gyms (and neighborhood pools) with lap lanes in Austin.
- —Guest qmAVYEjafMzTPPOpdx
- please help me to train young swimmer who to swim or get me some swimming drills or workouts for young swimmer please any swimmer there help me
- —Guest hela henry
- If you want to become a better swimmer, join a swim team. If you're already on one, than make sure to compete regularly. Do stretches before entering the water, to ensure that you are loose and ready for a work out.
- —Guest Anomyuons
Work out stretches
- There are stretches you can use to work out minus shoulder pain! Cobra stretch is something people use in yoga but is very tiring. All you have to do is lie down on your stomach and slowly(palms touching the ground) bring your straight arms up against your chest and lift your head up. Keep your waist on the ground. Another one is lying down on your side, put one hand on the ground and straighten, bringing the other arm opposite this one, in the air. only your feet and palm should be touching the ground. These stretches have helped me get a workout without swimming. I do swim about 4-5 times a week, 2 hours a day. 30 of those minutes are dryland, where we do stretching, pull ups, running, jump roping, and other land-related activities. Yes, I am a year round competitive swimmer. I am only 12 years old. Hope these help!!!
- —Guest Guest swimmaroo
Looking for suggestions...
- Swam all through high school and want to get back into it, but when I swim now I get severe pain and fatigue in my shoulders after about 4-6 laps. If I take a break and stretch them out, it will go away, but will come right back as soon as I start swimming again. It’s become very frustrating as I feel like I’m not getting a good workout. I was diagnosed with tendinitis in both shoulders back in high school so I have to think it’s related to that. Any thoughts on ways that I can combat this?
- Hi my name is Nadia Sharone and I'm on the swim team. I would like to give you a few tips that I have learned in the last week that I've been swimming (:P): 1. ~ WORK OUT ASIDE FROM SWIM PRACTICE! You don't want to just work out at practice because then you won't be getting any better since that's they only time you're losing a bunch of calories! 2. ~ PRACITCE! Go in the morning if you have practice in the evening. You will improve so much faster! Be sure to have someone watch you so they can correct what you're doing wrong (you don't want to pro something that's incorrect!) 3. RELAX! 4. STRECH! Or else you'll get all cramped up. 5. HAVE FUN! (BUT NOT Too much fun!) ~Nadia S. P.S. I'm only 11!
- —Guest Nadia Sharone
- Jill - ive been swimming for 15 years+ and dont know how to keep the water out. i think you just get used to it in time. harkaoui - you'll feel heavy in the water because there is more resistance to movement, you get used to it fairly quickly and not notice it. ABC - you arnt pushing yourself hard enough, your cruising the 40 lenghts. try and time yourself for a 50m set at about 85% top speed, and give your self maybe 15-20 seconds rest after this. if you contine for 40 lenghts doing this, you should be well tired out. :D
- —Guest LeFrench
- Start off with freestlyle when you train, start slow, and get faster. Do... maybe 20 laps? Then do about 20 laps of kicking with a kick board, then 20 laps with a pullboy, then do a few I.M.'s. After that, I like to do sprints. I have this huge digital clock, and I will do a 25 in.. 30 seconds? If I do it in 25 seconds, then I have 6 seconds to rest. Get it? Then I'll do a 50 in a 1 minute. It helps you go faster, then keep your endurance straight. At the end of practice, do a cool down of 20 laps of more freestyle! This is what I do :) Also, train with a friend, they also keep your focus and help you count laps, because if you do it yourself, sometimes you won't do all the laps ;)
- —Guest Sammi
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