Swimming can be a really fun activity, but it’s also typically the most difficult portion of the race. It’s a full body activity that will require a lot of energy and focus.
Here’s 3 tips to help you succeed at swimming during a race:
- Safety First
- Never swim alone, always have adult supervision.
- Before you start swimming for distance, practice being comfortable in the water
- Practice in a pool before you moving to open water.
- Practice good swimming techniques and mechanics
- You’ll want to do a front crawl because it’s the fastest and most efficient swimming stroke, imagine pulling the water back with your hands as you kick.
- Keep your head down, and body in a straight line.
- Body should rotate side to side with each stroke.
- Breathe every 2-3 strokes and breathe to the side.
- Train properly
- Train swimming no more than 2x per week.
- Start by swimming shorter distances and work your way up.
- Perfect your swimming stroke before swimming long distances, this will help make those longer distances easier.
Remember these tips when you train for your race and you will be a much more successful on the water!