How To Swim Free Style
Learning how to swim freestyle is a must if you hope to become a strong competent swimmer. Freestyle is, of course, the most popular form of swimming; this is mainly due to its effectiveness. Of all the front strokes available, freestyle is considered the fastest. Of course, as with any type of swim stroke, it is always wise to seek out little bit of advice to help improve your freestyle swimming technique.
To learn how to swim freestyle you will need:
- Swim Trunks
- Ear plugs
- Bathing suit
- Keep a straight line. Any swim instructor will tell that the key to swimming a fast effective freestyle stoke is a line straight line. Your body has to be straight; from you head down to your feet. If you spine is crooked at all, your form will suffer, ultimately slowing you down.
- Stay alert. You cannot effectively swim freestyle with your eyes closed. This is where your swim goggles come in handy. Keeping your eyes open and focused will help you maintain your orientation. When you are in a swimming pool, use the line painted on the bottom to remain oriented.
- Focus on your stroke. As you stroke with your hands, focus on extending your arm out in front of you. As it reaches its maximum point, act as if you are catching the water and pulling your self along. As one arm finishes the pull, begin reaching your other arm out in front of you. It is an alternating motion, one arm then the next. For best results, when you freestyle swim, concentrate on your strokes. The more you practice, the more natural they will become.
- Kick with you legs. Kicking your legs is just as important as moving your arms. Just like the rest of your body, your legs should remain straight as they trail behind you. Imagine that they are a pair of flippers and kick them. Small short kicks are the most effective.
- Do not forget to breathe. Breathe on only one side of your body. For the majority of the time during your freestyle swim, your head will remain in the water, with your eyes focused on the bottom. When it comes time breathe, turn to one side, whichever is most comfortable. For the most effective results, breathe every three strokes.