Swimming Lessons to Make You a Proficient Swimmer

3rd Oct 2012
Written by: Singapore Swim School

Anyone who is learning how to swim will normally have a number of difficulties that he or she should try to overcome.

Anyone who is learning how to swim will normally have a number of difficulties that he or she should try to overcome. The most important thing would be to try and get the skills to propel and move easily in the water. As you are beginning to learn, you should first of all try to use the basic and fundamental actions as many times as you would like so as to be perfect in them. The best amount of time you should put into swimming should be about three to four times in a week. Keeping a keen observation on your heart beat can be a very useful and important thing to do. The heart should beat in a manner that suggests that your body is at ease as you perform the swimming exercises.

To avoid losing most of your energy you should try your best to avoid kicking the water with your feet. Some other important things to know are that you should tilt your body towards the finishing line to reduce the amount of water that enters your mouth and this greatly increases your swimming pace. The best and most effective stroke that can make you efficiently move in the water and enjoy the swimming is the front crawl or freestyle. Performing leg kicks can also help your body to thrust in the direction you want. If you don't use your body to perform these kicks, you will feel a lot of drag while moving in the water and for you to move against this drag you will need to use additional force from the hands.

Once you have mastered how to perform the kicks, you should glide through the water as this will offer you the chance to rest between strokes and gain a lot of energy for succeeding the kick. At this point your hands and legs should be aligned in a straight position in a place where your arms and legs are close to one another. This is important since it will assist your body to have adequate contacting space in the water and this will also decrease the amount of resistance your body will have to act against. You should count about three to four seconds before carrying out a succeeding motion and this is the point where you should exhale. The legs should also be close to each other and the hands should be at the front of your body.

At the time instance where you breathe in or out, your head should be out of the water and facing ahead and you should breathe through your mouth. This is important especially when you are performing breaststroke. It is however very important to use your nose for exhaling. Your hands should be ready to move forward and push the water behind you. The most important thing that every swimming learner should learn is that swimming is a continuous process that should be done again and again. You should also remember to know what you want to achieve in swimming so as to achieve a lot from the swimming lessons.


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