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Swim for Success –Enjoy Yourself and Get Fit at the Same Time!

Benefits of swimming

Swimming can be an excellent way to exercise. All you need is water, some swimwear and the motivation to get fit! But depending on how advanced you want to take it, some competitive swimwear or swimming accessories like goggles wouldn’t go amiss.

 

How to Swim

Lots of people nowadays learn to swim when they are young so it is easy and natural for them. However, they still needed to be taught well on how to swim. The following steps can be fundamental and key to starting off in the world of swimming:

  •  Be confident – Entering a swimming pool for the first time can be daunting, but confidence in the water is key to ensuring a solid foundation for swimming and also for safety.
  • Smooth actions – There are a variety of styles of swimming for you to learn but they all required smooth and consistent strokes and kicks to maximise speed through the water. All arm strokes and leg kicks should be controlled and fluid. This gives a good base to build upon to be more advanced.
  • Practice – This is important in most walks of life to become better at something. Most people have had to practice to get to where they are today! Practicing swimming will help to make you become stronger and more mobile through water.

 

Different Styles of Swimming

Just like there’s more than one way to skin a cat, there is more than one way to get through water by swimming. Below are the main styles, from beginner level and Olympic standard.

  •  Front Crawl – This is the basic technique. Laying on your front in the water, you bring your arms round in a forward circle in an alternating fashion to provide momentum through the water. This is supplemented by kicking your legs, keeping them straight to help keep aerodynamic.
  • Back Stroke – This is the same as front crawl, except that you lay on your back and take your arms in a backwards circle. This shouldn’t be for beginners due to the lack of vision ahead of you because you will be facing upwards!
  • Breaststroke – Here, the swimmer is on his/her front and both arms come from beneath simultaneously and push through the water. The legs perform a ‘frog kick’ type of motion in which they bend backwards from the knee and kick out simultaneously.
  • Butterfly – This is one for those with strong back muscles! The arms come out of the water simultaneously in a wide forward circle motion. The legs are used similar to front crawl, but move at the same time. This is considered the fastest stroke.

 

Benefits of swimming

The main benefits relating to swimming are, of course, the health benefits. It works most of the muscles in the body just to propel yourself through the water. Butterfly helps in regards to back and shoulder muscles and swimming in general helps to lose weight, helping you to get the bikini body you have always wished for. It is also a very calm and relaxing thing to partake in if swimming at a slow pace. This helps to relieve stress.

 

Training

It depends how good you want to become to know how much training to put in! But Australia’s own Ian Thorpe – known as Thorpedo – has put many hours per week into his swimming career. Remember that it’s not easy to become a world record holding Olympic champion! Beginners should aim on style and form and not straining the muscles too much by over-exerting them. As you move up in ability and ambition, you need to include more sessions in the pool and try to push yourself even further. Better still, perform out-the-water exercises to build strength and your bikini body. Those looking to become advanced swimmers should aim to swim 5 days per week performing laps of the pool, ultimately aiming for a rate of swimming 1600m on 30 minutes.

Swimming is an excellent way to lose weight and tone your muscles.  Just make sure you pick up some comfortable swimwear and then ogle over some designer bikinis because you will soon be wearing one and showing off your bikini body with pride!

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We all know that swimming is great exercise with great benefits – It increases muscle tone and strength, is great cardio so helps work towards a healthy heart and can even improve symptoms of asthma.Swimming can be a competitive sport but also a an easy sport to do by yourself, for fun and for exercise. All you need is training swimwear for serious swimmwers or at least a chlorine resistant swimwsuit, and swimming accessories such as swim goggles, a silicone swim cap. Continue reading

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What is Swimming?

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Swimming

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Swimming Benefits – Stay Fit with Swimming Exercise

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It’s that time of year again. Summer’s over and it’s getting colder as time goes by. But that should not stop you from doing something you love when it is warm out, or learning how to do something new. Swimming is a great activity for any of those out there who already do it and want to keep healthy or if you want to learn how to do it before next summer comes round the corner. The benefits are truly amazing and it also gives you a chance to wear that beautiful swimsuit once again! Continue reading

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With the walls of an impending winter closing in around us, a pool will most likely not be the first place you think of when you’re looking to keep up your exercise routine throughout the cold season or are looking to tone up and lose weight before the next summer. But no other workout combines the benefit of melting off calories, boosting metabolism, firming and toning every muscle in your body without putting stress on your joints better than swimming workouts. Continue reading

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Swimming Benefits– Great for Skills, Safety plus it’s a Stress Buster

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The figures are alarming; there are many Australians who simply cannot swim. With the majority of the population living near the coast, many of us wonder: how can this be?

One contributing factor is that ours is a multi-cultural society with one in four of us born overseas. Many new Australians come from a country where swimming is not part of life and swim safety is not taught.

Another factor is that swimming is no longer part of the educational curriculum, so our school aged kids are not learning water survival skills. The cost and time commitments required for parents to ensure their children are exposed to swimming lessons are, in many cases, prohibitive, meaning kids are growing up without these life skills. Some babies start swimming using float suits in order to get familiar with the water. Continue reading