27
Oct

Common mistakes swimmers do

This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the pool but cannot see how deep it is.

Swimming is a perfect enjoy- we all know! That’s why we install them in our backyards. The fun of going into the pool is beyond explanation. Some questions that come into my mind when I think of a swimmer are

Have you swum most of your life?

Do you know it all?

No human is perfect. We all in our day to day lives make some mistakes knowingly or unknowingly. On observing few swimmers I have seen few mistakes they make. Those mistakes are hard to ignore as they may injure your body posture and be a reason for muscle injuries. Few of them are listed below:-

1.       Poor breathing time

 

Breathing in and out and keeping the balance between the two is the main task of a swimmer. Main issue arises when you breathe too early during your stroke. It is trouble-free to breathe as your rhythm slow down correctly and your arms begin to exit the water.

Do not give yourself so much stress of when to inhale or when to exhale. It comes with practice. The best way to breathe is when your hand enters the water when the process of moving arm has to begin.

2.       Swimming flat

Second mistake swimmers do is to swim without moving hands. As without moving hands you cannot swim in a correct position and posture. It’s not how flat you want to remain it is the alignment of how you move through water. Be natural but do not damage in the name of improvisation. Move your hands process wise and to ensure if you are doing it correctly, make sure your armpit is facing downward.

3.       Head too high

If you want to slow your resistance and hence slow your speed, then you can keep your head too high. But, you must not do it. Generally swimmers in a position to view the sight keep their head high which may in turn backfire as their hips go deep into the water and legs thereby giving the competitors a chance to perform better. Locate a point into the water and keep looking at that which will keep your body erect and perfect to perform.

 

4.       Pointing your toes

Pointing your toes and keeping them stiff tighten up your ankles and slow down your speed. You have to glide through the water so a loosen body is a trump card for your chance to excel. For a solution, you need to practice curling your toes daily to have a flexible feet in the water.