Swimming is one of the most popular activities in the world, and if you want to learn how to swim, then you need to know tips and techniques to learn how to swim better. Swimming is not only relaxing, but it also helps keep your body in shape.
- Become comfortable with the water. For beginners that don't know how to swim well, you might be swamped in the water. It is recommended that you try out the basic motions for swimming about four times a week. While swimming, maintain your heart rate and don't kick the water too hard to maintain your energy.
- Practice. If you want to swim better, you need to practice as much as you can. As with any sport or activity, practice is the only way to make you a better swimmer. In the beginning, practice for short periods of time (such as half an hour) every second day. As you build stamina, keep increasing this time. If you are a busy person, make a proper schedule for your swimming and stick to it.
- Get good swimming equipment. Every craftsman needs to have the correct tools of the trade if they wish to be the best at what they do. Buy a pair of skintight trunks (to minimize resistance from the water to allow you to travel faster), goggles (allow you to keep your eyes open) and a hair cap (to keep your hair in one place. A lot of other swimming equipment also exists, such as flippers or nose plugs, which you can buy once you experiment with what you like and what "suits you".
- If possible, join a local Swim Team. Not only is this helpful as you are given tips, pointers and critique on your swimming technique, but it also prevents monotony as you are interacting with your team on a regular basis.
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