The first rule of swimming is there is no “right” way to swim. Just as everyone runs differently, the same goes in the pool. All good swimmers incorporate certain elements into their stroke, says Jamie Barone, director of aquatics at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, who adds that you also have to incorporate those elements into what your physiology will allow. That means not to comparing yourself to the girl in the lane next to you.
2. Make a Habit of It
“Going to the pool once or twice a week is a great way to get nowhere,” says Barone. “If you aren’t putting in the time, don’t expect the results.” New to swimming and nervous? The only way to overcome your fear is to get comfortable in the new environment. “That process will speed up exponentially with frequent trips to the pool. Four 30-minute visits is better than one two-hour visit,” says Barone.
3. Invest in Good Gear
Just like in every sport, good gear is very important. O pair of goggles which do not allow water to enter in your eyes and do not slip from your head when you swim is very important to achieve good results. So, ,,find the perfect googles that fit perfectly to you and with which you feel comfortable” - says Sergiu Denis Deznan – President of Swim Factory and national champion.
4. Drink Up
Because it’s hard to notice sweat in a swimming pool, it’s easy to forget to stay hydrated. Fluids are essential in order to maximize performance, though. “Keep a water bottle at the end of the swim lane and sip it throughout practice,”- says Oana Abigaille Deznan:– swim coach Swim Factory