Beginners and intermediate
• Start slowly and build up.
• Stretch before you swim.
• Start with 2 or 3 days a week and build from there.
• First week swim for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds. Repeat 9 times for a total of 10.
• Kick for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds.
• Increase the length of swimming/kicking time into 45 seconds and rest for 15 seconds.
• Combine arms and legs.
• Speed and distance are not as important as the amount of time you swim.
• Try different strokes, backstroke, breaststroke, crawl and even butterfly!
• Swimming is more technical than most other activities.
• Get a swimming coach.
• Combine swimming with a healthy balanced diet.
• Swimsuit – must be comfortable and durable –preferably a full suit.
• Fins if required.
• Pull-Buoy if required.
• Kickboard if required.
• Hand paddles if required.
• Lane Etiquette. Make sure you know the pool's rules about sharing a lane with other swimmers.
• If you are not a fast swimmer, do not enter a lane with fast swimmers.
• Swimming is probably one of the healthiest, fun, challenging and low impact forms of exercise you can do.
• Regardless of ability level and experience, people of all ages can swim.
• Swimming is the ideal activity if you don’t enjoy running, cycling or walking.
• Swim with a friend.
• The cardiovascular benefits of swimming make you feel great. It is exhausting and energizing at the same timeand you can do it your entire life.
• Don’t compare yourself to others.
• Join a swimming class at your local gym.