Discover 3 Swimming Pool Tips   

by Pool Builders on 10-27-2009 in Articles

Swimming is one of my favourite activities. Not only is it suitable for all ages, it's also good fun and exercises most of the major muscle groups. It's also a fantastic way to cool down on a hot day and costs practically nothing if you live near a beach. Swimming in a public swimming pool is relatively inexpensive and can be a great way to lose weight and strengthen and tone your body without spending hours at the gym.

If you are new to swimming, here are 3 things that you need to take note of:

1. Do not rush into things

Always have a 15 minute warm up and start off easy to avoid cramps. The breaststroke is perhaps the easiest to begin with and you can build up to the free style and butterfly as you gain more strength and stamina. Swimming might look easy, but is often tiring for the beginner.

2. Look where you're jumping.

Jumping and splashing into the pool is great fun, but always look before you leap. This might sound like a no brainer, but it's something to remember especially if you are bringing young children to the pool. Unless you have your own private swimming pool, it's helpful to bear in mind that the swimming pool is a shared facility and it's dangerous and risking potentially serious injury to jump into somebody.

3. Find out the rules of the swimming pool

Some public or private swimming pools have special lanes for competitive swimmers. Unless you are seriously training, please respect the rules and do not bring your toys and floats into these lanes. Depending on your neighbourhood, the pool might also frown on skimpy swimming attire. It might be a good idea to check out if these regulations exist before making a trip down to the pool.

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