Swimming For Beginners
Swimming for beginners is scary sometimes. It takes some practice and time. When confidence is built through experience, the beginning swimmer improves. Here are some tips to help new swimmers gain this confidence experience.
- Try getting used to the way the water fields on your body. Swimming for beginner is all about getting used to the process of being in the water. In order to do this you need to experience how water feels different to you. Stand to the side of the pool, and extend your arms in front of you. Now move your hands to the side of the water and noticed the way that it feels. Repeat the same process with your legs, facing away from the pool. Jump up and down a little bit of water and notice how the water feels buoyant. Repeat this process as much as is needed in order to feel more confident.
- Next, get used to the water being over your head. The largest problem for swimming for beginners is getting used to the sensation of having water over their head. In order to overcome this fear, the new swimmer needs to gain experience going under the water and coming back up. Begin this exercise at the side of the pool facing towards the pool. Now slowly bob up and down under the water and feel what it's like as you go in and out of the water. If you're uncomfortable with having water up your nose, simply hold your nose while you do this. Professionals would advise however, that you should learn how to go underwater holding your breath and expel the air as you come out of the water.
- Now, learn how your body feels as it is suspended in the water. In order to do this next exercise, you need to hold onto the side of the pool. Allow your body to float outwards so that your back is facing the ceiling or the sky, and your belly is in the water. Allow your body to float up. It is a very natural sensation which needs to be learned in order for to swim. Swimming for beginners can sometimes be tricky, and this exercise with floating can help them get used to this sensation. Repeat this exercise as often as you need to until you start to feel the sensation that you are able to float in the water.
- Blowing bubbles is the next exercise that you need to practice. This exercise begins by the side of the pool holding onto the edge. Now allow your body to sort of bob up and down in the water as you blow bubbles into the water. Make sure to not allow your nose to go under the water. This is just about your mouth. Repeat this process as you need to. Notice how your mouth reacts with the water. Swimming for beginners is easy if you practice this often enough to gain the confidence and experience
Posted on: Feb. 15, 2011