1. Adopt the right position
The first thing to do when you start swimming and lifeguard training is to adopt the right position in the water. Hydrodynamics and buoyancy are the basis of swimming . The more you lie down in the water, the more you reduce the resistance to progress.
2. Learn to breathe
To progress and take pleasure in swimming and lifeguard training, it is essential to learn how to breathe . It’s not about learning to breathe underwater, but rather about synchronizing your breathing with your movements. Have the reflex to blow out all the air in your lungs when you are underwater and inhale as soon as you get your head out of the water.
3. Don’t push your legs too hard
Beginner swimmers tend to kick their legs excessively because they think they will gain speed. Be aware that the beats are very energy intensive and have a low output. Swimming and lifeguard training is a sport of traction (and sometimes propulsion) by the arms. Above all, the legs balance the body and help you stay on the surface of the water.
4. Swimming and Lifeguard Training with accessories
To start swimming first do you need a lifeguard training to find out us you just need to make a query on google “lifeguard training near me” you will American lifeguard association (ALA) on top.
Do not hesitate to use a board, flippers or a pull-buoy . This way you can isolate the upper or lower part of your body and focus on the quality of your movements.
5. Go gradually
If you’re a beginner swimmer, don’t push too hard at the start as you may end up wearing yourself out and becoming discouraged. Start with sessions at moderate pace without putting intensity.
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6. Practice diligently
To progress, try to swim at least twice a week for 20 to 30 minutes per session. The more you gain in technique and endurance, the more sessions you can increase . The ideal being to swim 3 to 4 times a week for 45 minutes.
7. Impose a rhythm
In order not to abandon your sessions after a week, impose a training rhythm on yourself . Find a slot in your schedule where you can devote yourself fully to your sporting activity. The ideal is to have two hours available. Force yourself to always swim on the same days so that it becomes a habit. But do not panic ! If you miss a session, you can always get it back the next day.
8. Stretch and warm up
To avoid injuries and aches , always remember to warm up well and stretch well before and after training.
9. Stay hydrated
Sweating in swimming is not always felt, but it does exist. It is therefore important to hydrate yourself well before , after and also during training in order to increase your performance, avoid dehydration and the appearance of muscle cramps and promote recovery.
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10. Eat well
To swim well, don’t forget to eat well . It is essential to have enough energy to last throughout the session. Depending on the type of training and the time you go swimming, you must adapt your diet.
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