Did you know the risk of death in swimmers is half compared to non-swimmers?
Swimming is natural physiotherapy recommended by physicians to people convalescing after serious physical injuries. Some schools of physiotherapy have specialized coaching in the branch called hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapists recommend various water activities to remedy the following conditions:
- Knee and joint pain.
- Back pain.
iii. Stress and depression.
Authentic studies have revealed that swimming as an aerobic undertaking drastically reduces the risks of lifestyle diseases. All that you need to have is access to a Fibreglass pool to improve your health through swimming.
The Necessity To Improve Your Swimming Skills
The 2002 World Congress on Drowning disclosed that about 360 000 people die of drowning every year. The sad fact is that more than 66% of them knew how to swim. This is an eye-opening statistic to people who believe that those who know swimming won’t drown.
Swimming is much more fun compared to physical activities conducted on land, but many people who can swim don’t enjoy water activities as much. Swimming coaches believe that this is due to a lack of skill or wrong swimming techniques. The silver lining is that swimming can be made fun and enjoyable by learning the proper methods employed by good swimmers.
Techniques To Improve Each Style
There are four basic swimming styles competed in the Olympics, although people stay afloat and move forward in water using many styles. But the Olympic styles are widely accepted and natural to streamline the human body through water. The four styles are:
- Butterfly stroke.
All the styles can be easily learned and practiced in a Fibreglass swimming pool. As the name suggests freestyle is the most popular swimming method among amateurs. Let us first discuss the techniques that apply to all four styles.
Rhythmic coordinated breathing is what makes each style perfect and fun to engage in. The movement through water requires continuous dipping of your head underwater to be followed by bringing it up. This requires you to breathe in when your head is over the water and breathe out when you are underwater. A little practice can achieve this simple rhythm at the shallow end of your Fibreglass swimming pool. Stand up to neck deep at the shallow end of the Fibreglass pool and dip down into the water while deeply exhaling. Come up and take a deep breath to fill your lungs and go down to let out the entire air underwater. As you practice, learn to inhale and exhale using both your mouth and nose.
- Body-breath coordination
The movement of the torso and limbs have to match your breathing. For example, while doing the breaststroke, you go down with your hands pointed forward tucked on the sides of your body and straighten them underwater to come up with them pointing straight forward. The legs also perform a coordinated movement to match the hydrodynamics of the torso. They mimic the movements of a frog swimming in water.
Now that you learned how to breathe in and out of the water, it is time to coordinate body movements with breathing. This can be practiced by lying down on a mattress at home or even by using a wooden stool with your tummy resting on it. Imitate the movements of breaststroke on land and harmonize it with breathing. Follow this up with practicing in water, and you will catch on to the proper technique in a few days only. The same methods can be applied to all the other styles too, even in a Fibreglass swimming pool.
- Bilateral Breathing and Neck Position.
When you are swimming freestyle, when you move your right hand forward, the head tilts toward the left and vice versa. Some people make the mistake of holding your head above body level, disturbing the natural streamlining. Instead of holding your head above water as you bring the other arm forward, let it dip underwater in tandem with the rest of the body. Experienced swimmers use the technique of bilateral breathing by inhaling on every third stroke. A Fibreglass pool is a great place for you to practice breathing on alternate sides while keeping the neck in line with the rest of the body.
- Maintaining Endurance Through Single-Arm Variations
When you walk or run, the effort of each leg is the same. Similarly, you need to use both arms effortlessly to be at home in the water as you are on land. The first three techniques have improved your swimming methods drastically and now let us move on to the expert level. These practices aim to enhance body coordination essential power to become a seasoned swimmer.
- Perform a few laps of freestyle in your Large Fibreglass Swimming Pools with your improved techniques.
- After you feel content with the performance, let us try another exercise. Extent one of the arms straight forward and maintain the position. Use only the other arm to stroke and move forward.
iii. Switch sides and continue stroking with the arm that was kept immobile, keeping the other arm in the extended position.
- Master the movement by doing a few laps every day after completing the normal session.
- As the skill improves your fitness level and mastery will improve considerably.
- Last Longer- Kick Vs. Flutter
This is not about fast swimming but about staying afloat for longer times, all the while moving steadily ahead. All swimming lessons begin at the shallow end of the Fibreglass pool by clinging on to the wall and kicking. When you start to swim, the harder you kick, the faster you propel forward.
Doing a short flutter instead of kicking will not exhaust you and you will not go out of breath. It will also conserve the leg muscles for more.
How to do the flutter: As the body glides, keep the legs straight to produce a modest flutter from the hips to enable the upper body to spin to the other side.
The best place to improve your swimming skills is a Fibreglass pool.