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Learning How To Swim Fast

If you have a big outing planned on the lake with family, but don’t know how swim, you may not have the time to learn in a month long course. Using these tips won’t only save you the time and get your ready for family’s outing, but it was also save you the money you would have spent on a private swimming instructor.

Find A Controlled Environment

The first thing you need to do is find a pool to practice. Learning to swim in a fresh body of open water isn’t ideal because of the uncontrolled conditions. Swimming pools have side railings you can grasp when you get nervous or tire, and a controlled depth of water to practice in. Unlike natural bodies of water, that can have unpredictable drop offs of depth.

Get Inside And Find Your Comfort Level

This is a huge step for you, and not knowing how to swim can be a daunting task. Not only is it intimidating but if you don’t practice in controlled environments, get acclimated to the water and surroundings, it can be dangerous. Get used to the feeling of the pool and the water first, then start walking out into deeper water.

Time To Float

By holding the side of the pool, then lifting your feet up and leaning backwards, this will help you in learning the motions of floating. Hold on to the side and practice this motion for about 20 seconds or until you lose comfort. After practicing by holding on to the side, try graduating without holding on to the side.

Blowing Bubbles

Blowing bubbles underwater is a technique used to get you used to breathing. Pace and breathing is essential in learning how to swim. For support, see if you can find an experienced swimmer to coach and support you as you learn the breathing method.

Dry Off And Dry Stroke

By getting out of the pool, and putting a towel down on a comfortable, dry surface, you can practice your breast strokes. By putting your arm in front of you from your side, try going through the motions of stroking with your other arm. Progress doing this by getting into the pool and repeating the process. This is to get you used to the motion and form. Form and motion are key to learning how to swim.

Get Yourself Equipped

Before you get aggressive in your practice, you should go out and buy goggles to protect your eyes from the water, and some floating flippers. This will help soothe and relax you during your practice laps.

Start Practicing

Ultimately, you will want someone nearby to help you gain confidence. This person should know how to swim themselves. You can start by keeping your head above the water to get you comfortable and then progress to underwater while practicing your strokes. From the shallow end, try balancing and floating until you are comfortable enough to go out in the deeper end of the pool. It’s like riding a bike, and until you are comfortable, it will come natural. Having the right equipments and a few easy techniques will go a long way in learning how to swim quickly.

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