How to swim faster? There are many ways to go about improving your overall time and conquering the pool in record time. Practice makes perfect. There is no other way to put it. If you are beginner who wants to improve your overall speed in swimming, then all you need to do is to go to the pool as often as you come and time yourself each time. Even if its an improvement of a second a week, that is progress and as you get tougher and hardier, you will find that you are able to swim faster that ever before. But the thing about practice is that it has to be maintained on a regular basis.
How do you think Michael Phelps was able to break all those records during the Olympics? He practiced on a regular basis and that is what you need to do if you want to break your own personal record and conquer the swimming pool. Make it a routine if you can and practice all the possible strokes that you want to be faster in. One of the best ways to swim faster is to have a swimming mate that has the same sort of performance capabilities that you do.
Competition is one of the best spurs to doing anything better. Athletes often train in pairs, because the performance of one another is just the motivation that they need to improve themselves. Find a partner to swim with and you will soon see that you will be able to swim faster. But be careful when you do choose someone to swim with. Swimming with someone that is too slow or too fast has the reverse effect on your performance. You will find that you either have no motivation to continue because the other person constantly outperforms you or you think its too easy and start to rest on your laurels. Grow together. Get better together. Get faster together. Now, we will discuss a bit on swimming tactics on how to swim faster.
First is the all important start of the swim, you need to find the technique that propels you into the water. Most expert swimmers talk about the glide technique that you need to master. Leg power is all where it is at so train those legs at the gym and stretch yourself before each swim. Strong legs are the key to swimming faster because they are the engines of the human body when it comes to the water. Swimming experts also recommend that you take longer strokes, not faster ones when in the pool, because they give you more torque and distance on average.
Short sharp strokes are not effective in swimming faster as opposed to controlled, longer strokes. These are just some of the ways in which you can learn how to swim faster. Surely, there are other ways and joining a swimming programme is a good way to get hints and tips to improve your overall time.