Learning What It Takes to Swim
Swimming is a sport anyone can practise, regardless of their age. You don’t need any special skills neither any sophisticated pieces of equipment, your safety and comfort being ensured by special accessories such as glasses, helmets, breathing tube and so on. If you have decided that you want to take up swimming, you first have to deal with the water.
If you are supervised by a professional, you have nothing to worry about, fear being the most dreadful enemy. If you are passed this problem, there are only a few basic movements you have to remember. If you plan on becoming a professional, your swimming lesson should include each of the four styles: breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and butterfly stroke.
When it comes to breaststroke, you stay on your belly, you bend your legs and do round movements, just like frogs. When it comes to freestyle swimming, you stay on your belly once again, you keep your head underwater, your eyes open and you breathe underwater. The arm movements are alternative and you have to bend your legs from the knees up. As for the butterfly stroke, your face is down, you move both of your arms forward at the same time and backwards down to your hip. Your legs are straight, close to one another and you just bend your ankles up and down.
Of course, you can also adapt your movements and find new ways of swimming, depending on your needs and skills. Given the fact that swimming is a sport, it also means that you get healthier practising it, which is why you should definitely take it into consideration for the weekends and not only.