If you are one of the 2/3 of the U.k population who thinks they can swim, but you are here on this page, it's very likely you think you are not swimming extremely well.
The main reason that people cannot swim fast enough or long enough to make any progression, is that their technique is not good.
If you are looking for why every swimmer must have a good technique and how it can benefit you, here's the why:
Improving your stroke technique can drastically improve your overall swimming.
You can get more efficient, you can swim faster and longer, and get more confidence in the water.
Technique in swimming is so important that being able to move through the water efficiently determines how well and how far you can swim. Your technique is more important than your fitness level in swimming.
There are three main factors which determine if you have a good technique
Body must be flat on the top of water for efficiency. Head too high or legs too low changes the body position hence, it slows you down
You need to have a solid leg action in swimming and correct arm action. For example, in front crawl, when your elbow exit the water and when and where your finger tips enter the water can make a big difference in your stroke.
In swimming, timing is everything. You can have a perfect aarom and leg action but, if you don't know when to breath in and out your technique can fall apart. Apart from backstroke, all other strokes you need to learn when to breathe in and when to breathe out to manage to keep your technique together for a long swim.
It is common for swimmers who have a poor technique, to keep the head out of water too long. The reason they do this is that they are trying to breathe in and out while their head is out of the water. But, what happens subsequently, timing goes off and technique falls apart.
You can contact us to arrange a telephone consultation about our be spoke technique development coaching sessions for you or your child.
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