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Swimming techniques


Tips for making swimming more fun with flowing water.

Swimming is one of the hardest sports in triathlons because it is the sport that uses the most resistance, so it's important to be technical while swimming so you don't feel overly tired.

The first technique is the position of the head where most novices tend to look forward or at 45 degrees. You should switch to looking at the ground because it helps the legs to float up, making kicking work better.

The second technique is on position of the hand placed in the water while swimming that should not be placed too high until reaching the water surface because this will cause the other shoulder to tilt until it loses balance during swimming. You should find the level for placing your hands in the water while swimming with your arms to be close enough but not too strained so that the other shoulder does not tilt and also allows you to float more parallel to the water, making swimming more fun.

Share kicking techniques while swimming to save energy.

Leg kicks while swimming is very important in terms of saving the body's energy to be able to swim longer distances. So, what kind of kick saves energy?

The answer is the two-stroke leg kick, alternating left and right all the way, by kicking the leg rhythmically alternating left-right kicks while swimming, in which our hips will follow the rhythm of the kicked leg as well. The hip on the side of the leg that doesn't kick will sink in the water, allowing to straighten the leg that hasn't kicked in the water to support the hip and body to float up.

The most important thing in swimming is that the limbs and the torso must be coordinated during swimming. The torso must always be straight. When starting to swim, the torso and arms must be twisted alternately left and right according to the rhythm of the kicking of the legs so that there is no resistance while swimming. This will help to save energy when swimming, hence allowing you to swim longer distances.


Strengthening of the core in swimming

Swimming involves a lot of muscle groups, so it's important to strengthen your core, upper and lower body.

This is by having a posture to train strength of the shoulders and arms to be able to rotate agilely without interruption, making it possible to swim without straining the arm muscles.

Twisting exercises with arms raised to open the upper body as when we twist up to breathe while swimming. This strengthens the muscles of the back and sides, reducing strain when swimming long-distance.

The most important thing is to train the core muscles to be strong so that when swimming, we can twist the body alternately left and right coordinated to the kicking of the legs so that our torso will be parallel to the water while swimming. This allows our swimming to be convergence with the water with least resistance, so we can swim better.