Make Swim Training Effective and Fun

by Pool Builders on 08-22-2010 in Articles

It is no brainer that to be a better swimmer you have to do swim training regularly. But did you know that a lot of people get very little out of their training and most people train just to maintain their swimming performance? I'm sure you would agree that something must be done to improve the efficiency of each swim training if we want to improve as quickly as possible.

The most important thing when doing swim training is that you have to enjoy it. If you don't enjoy what you do then you will never achieve anything out of it. In fact most people quit because of the simple fact that they don't enjoy it. Some people might argue that all it takes is willpower and discipline but how far can that take you? Forcing yourself to do something that you do not enjoy will only make your life miserable and we already had enough misery in this world.

To make swimming fun it is very important to have like minded people and train together. That way it won't be boring and you can come up with fun activities such as a mini competition or something and the loser will be thrown into the pool 10 times.

By doing swim training together you can also help guide each other when swimming. Most of the time when we swim it's hard to notice the mistakes that we made but the person that watches us swim can see it clearly. Take turns watching each other swim and be attention to it. After your observation tell the person where he or she had done wrong. Please be mindful not to be too aggressive on your observation as some people don't like it. The last thing you want is to turn this into a fist fight.

Moreover most drills are best practice by the help of another person. For example when training balancing where your back is facing the water, it would be good to have someone to hold your head while you try to float your body by kicking your legs. Doing it alone is possible as well but a person that is not so good in balancing will face much more difficulty in doing so.

So make your swim training count by getting like minded people to train with you.

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