Are you a pro swimmer? Do you take care of all the pool etiquettes?
Let’s find out…
1. Fit swimming gear: Many swimmers have been using necessary equipment for years, however it is often found that they use broken goggles or untidy caps. It is advised by experts to use swimming gear which are flawless so that your safety & pool etiquettes aren’t compromised.
2. Timely stops: For amateurs, it is always very exciting to jump into the pool and swim fast. Remember that swimming takes more of your stamina than most other sports, the difference is that you don’t feel tired since you’re into the chilling water. It is very important to stop at various events during swimming so that the body can get sufficient rest and your stamina can resurrect effectively.
3. Enough breathing: I’ve been an underwater swimmer for years and its concept is to take a deep breath and go deep into the pool. For those who are new, try not to do this for longer durations. Initially, you should only swim underwater for 30-60 seconds. Holding your breath for long time isn’t advised.
4. Not too fast: Most youngsters have a curiosity of showing off speeds. Well, yes that impresses others however that should not be at the risk of your health. Fast swimming 🏊 practice is good only when you are training to be a lifeguard or for the olympics, and sometimes it is good in a disastrous situation.
5. Clean water: Swimmers using a club’s pool can rest assured of the cleanliness. For private pool owners, it is not always manageable to keep the pool clean. It is very important that the pool is clean and fresh especially if you are taking kids into the water. Clean pool means a healthy swimming.
6. No alcohol on swimming day: Swimming itself is a very effective sport that makes many instant changes inside and outside your body. Consuming alcohol some time before or after swimming, can make an adverse impact on your body.
7. No chewing gum in pool: chewing gums are never a good habit, especially in pool. Avoid them so that you do not feel interruptions during the hard time breathing when you swim.
8. Cold shower before & after the dive: Showers always make you fresh. If you take a shower before you swim, you’ll be cleaner and perfect for the pool. Also take a shower post swimming so that you don’t take home all the pool chlorine and other bodies’ grease with you.
9. Proper warm up before dive: since swimming brings all your body parts in action, it is important that all the muscles are ready to perform. A quick warm up ensures all muscles are active and can give you a good performance during swimming.
10. Set targets: If you simply swim but do not track your performance, you cannot be a pro-swimmer. Just make targets to cover feasible lengths each day and see them improving day by day. Remember not to make physical contact with other swimmers as they might get disrupted, and so could you.
Consequently, a swimmer with all above factors is a pro-active responsible swimmer who makes a point to take most benefits from swimming without bothering others.
I’ve swam at various places and pools, but the one that is close to me is the Shiv Elite’s dense pool which I use each day to maintain my speed and stamina.
Come take a closer look and see for yourself what this pool has for you when it is situated near your own house…
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Deo Nagar, Nagpur