Swim Like A Fish With This Ultimate Guide

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Swimming is one sport which most of them enjoy. This guide will help you out in learning more tricks on swimming, and you will be able to swim like a fish. You will also be able to attain confidence in the water and can easily bask in the sea’s waves. All you need to do is, put some effort.
1. Overcoming Fear

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The main thing that most of the non-swimmers have is, fear. You need to overcome that fear in order to swim effortlessly. You just need to breathe in enough air and then adopt various poses in the water. If you are done with that, you will feel how the water itself lifts you to the surface.
2. Learning to breathe while swimming

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Yes, you need to know that. What you need to do is, breathe in through your mouth when you are above the water, and you can breathe out through your mouth or your nose. You need to check that you breathe in a rhythm.
3. Making friends with the water

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You have to lie on the water’s surface and then spread out your arms to your sides. After doing so, you just relax. You can also try to lie on your front and on your back. You can get a feel of how the water backs you. You can now relax through concentration.
4. Learning to use your legs

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The crawl
For this, you need to stretch out your arms, and then gently grab the side of the pool or perhaps the swimming board. You can now move one leg up and down. After doing so, you can do the same with the other leg. You can also slightly bend your legs, trying to stretch out your feet. Now, make sure that you move only your hips.
Breaststroke
You need to hold on to a swimming board with your hands. Then, you have to spread your legs outward and back in different directions, while bending your knees and then push forward. You can find the movement similar to that of the frogs.
5. Learning to use your arms

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Are you confident with rhythmically using your legs? If yes, then you are perfectly ready to use your arms too.
The crawl
On your back; You should start working your legs using the crawl method. You can place your arms alongside your torso and start to lift them over the water. Make half circles in the air and also ensure that you stretch back your head as much as possible. As and when they go below the water, your arms must draw half circles at the level of your body and then come back to the starting position. Your hands should be stretched out, and you must paddle in sequence.
On your front: With the arms in front, you need to paddle using one after the other. Then, you pass your arms below the water in half circular motions, returning to the position where it started. Then paddle with the other arm. You should breathe in when your arm goes up into the air, turning your head in its direction. Make sure that there is a coordinate movement of your arms and legs.
Breaststroke
When you push forward with your legs, you have to stretch your arms forward just like an arrow. Now you need to spread your arms out simultaneously in a symmetrical half circular motion, thus bringing them together at your breastbone and then you should move them back to the original position. Here, you should note that when you spread your arms out, you need to lift your head above the water and then breathe in air. You can also swim with your head always raised.
6. Treading Water

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Treading in water (vertically) could be learnt quickly by those who can swim confidently. All you need to do is, move your legs as with the breaststroke, dragging the water under you. Now, you have to spread your arms out to your sides and then make circular motions with them. Other than that, you can also tuck in your outstretched legs and imitate a bike, with your arms bent at the elbows and moving in circular motions, away from your body.
7. Learning to swim underwater

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For this, you have to push the floor and dive under the water from where you are standing. Now you have to keep your arms in front of you, forming an arrow shape. Then, you need to pull your chin down towards your chest without touching it. Later on, push forward gently towards a point in front of you. When you are in the water, you can use the arm movements from the breaststroke, pushing forward each time you stretch them out. You can move one leg at a time in a sequence (as you will be bale to see with the crawl and the breaststroke), or move just like a dolphin in the waves. You can easily do the wave-like movements with the help of flippers.

Keeping all that apart, safety should be your priority. If at all you notice that you have some sort of dizziness or cramping, make sure that you get out of the water. Other than that if you feel pain, you should probably stop doing what you have been doing. Consuming alcohol is fine; however, you should never go swimming if you have consumed alcohol. Another important point is that you should never dive from a pier. It is quite risky and dangerous.So, we are done with the safety tips too, Now, you need to know ‘where to swim’. You should make sure that you swim on well-maintained sandy beaches.If you find that the beach has strong currents, it is better to ditch swimming that day. Can you find any lifeguards around? If not, quit swimming that day. Make sure that the lifeguards are available at the beach before you start with your swimming. Are the waters regularly checked? This is yet another important thing to check. Make certain that the waters are regularly checked.

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