Is swimming your hobby? These tips will help you as a beginner to learn how to swim:
1 Proper Breaststroke
The most common swimming style used is the breaststroke. You should make sure that you are relaxed not to put too much strain on your neck. It is also important to use the “leg scissors” correctly, and training with a swimming board helps.
2 When It Helps to Swim Backward
Backstroke swimming is incredibly healthy for the spine and joints. It would help if you considered that the head is held straight in the water and is an extension of the spine.
- Be Careful When Crawling
The crawl is the fastest swimming style in which athletes set records. Those who like to cuddle should be careful not to stick their head too high out of the water; otherwise, neck pain could occur.
4 Use Swimming Goggles
Most swimming pools, especially indoor pools, have a very high chlorine content. You will notice this, among other things, from the fact that your eyes are reddish-irritated after a long swim. To avoid more severe eye irritation, as a regular swimmer, use swimming goggles.
5 Helps You Lose Weight
For obese and overweight people, swimming is ideal as an aid in losing weight. Due to the water’s high density, only a fraction of our weight is carried when swimming. Swimming is therefore much easier for many than other sports.
6 The Risk of Injury Is Very Low
Unless you bruise yourself in an unfortunate collision with another swimmer, the risk of injury while swimming is lower than in any other sport. There are hardly any strains and tears because the muscles and joints are not overused.
7 When You Have Cramp
A calf cramp is one of the few dangers of swimming. It is important to keep calm, turn on your back and swim slowly to the bank or the edge of the pool. If there is a swimming style that often causes calf cramps, you should avoid it as much as possible.
It is also advisable to get a pool mat in you swimming pool.