Swimming is not only a popular sport for humans but it is also one of the most important life skills for us.
So let’s take a look at some of the mistakes, things to keep in mind when learning to swim for beginners!
1. Don’t hold on for too long
When learning to swim, we are often taught or make the mistake of quite important: holding the breath for too long without exhaling, which makes the body easily tired when we are burning oxygen for energy. If you hold your breath for too long your muscle groups will not work properly and will need more oxygen to operate, making the body more tired, more tired after only a few rounds of swimming. You should also remember not to hold your breath more than skip a few breaths when swimming and then exhale.
2. Do not breathe too fast or too hard
You should not open your mouth too loudly when taking a breath and you should not exhale too hard when submerged in the water, the opening of your mouth is too big and take too much breath, making the lungs work with higher capacity than usual, the change Such sudden changes will make the body surprised and unable to adapt, leading to shortness of breath, or exhaustion after only a few laps. When learning how to swim, you should try to fix this mistake in the first place because if you make a habit it will be very difficult to quit and we will be hard to complete the number of laps in your mind!
3. Correct technique
We often have a habit of waving our arms and legs to try to force our whole body to move forward when we are exhausted, you absolutely should not do so because when we swim the wrong technique will cause movements. Redundant action leads to more energy consumption and more waste. When you feel you cannot swim to the end of the lake, swim across the edge of the lake on both sides to rest then swim to the end!
4. Notice the figure
When learning how to swim stride, you should pay attention to your body shape, if you fan your hand without turning the whole shoulder, it will put a lot of pressure on the shoulder causing injury. One easy way to tell if you are swimming in the wrong technique is when your abdomen is always facing the bottom of the lake without being constantly inclined to the sides.
5. Don’t bend your knees
Especially in the strokes and frogs, when learning to swim is not used to the position we often lower the knee, this makes us swim slower because lowering the knee will need a greater force than usual to pushes you forward. Try to rock your feet based on hip strength, straighten your feet and fling too low into the water to help your posture flutter faster and push you farther, saving a significant amount of energy.