What are the basic steps to swimming?

Follow these 4 steps to learn how to swim and refine your front crawl swimming technique.

  1. Step 1: Body Position. Keep your body flat, lie facing down in the water with your body kept in line with the water surface.
  2. Step 2: Arm Movement.
  3. Step 3: Breathing Technique.
  4. Step 4: Leg Action.

What are the 4 swimming techniques?

Learning the four swimming strokes comes after you have mastered the basic skills of swimming. If you have reached this point then we have collated some tips below to help you learn the four swimming strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly.

Which swimming style is easiest?

While you are welcome to start with any stroke you like, breaststroke is typically the easiest for beginners to learn. One of the key reasons for this is that breaststroke allows you to keep your head above water at all times.

What makes a strong swimmer?

The best swimmers tend to be tall and thin with long arms, long legs, long feet, and long hands. The size of their hands gives them great “water grasp”, and only a very small hand movement keeps them afloat. The average person’s body density is slightly less than that of water. Muscle has greater density than fat.

What is proper swimming technique?

Turn your head toward the side on which your arm passes overhead. Rotate your head until your mouth just clears the water, and then inhale sharply. Don’t lift your head. Your head and body forms a bow wave through the water as you swim. A pocket, or trough, then forms behind the wave,…

What are the different types of swimming styles?

The different types of swimming styles and strokes mainly include the freestyle stroke, the backstroke and breastroke, the butterfly stroke and the sidestroke. For competition, the versatility will allow swimmers to compete in multiple events.

What are swimming techniques?

Swimming Technique. Front Crawl is swum in a prone horizontal position (face down). The arms move continuously and alternately. While one arm pulls underwater from an extended forward position toward the hip, the other arm recovers above water from the hip to the forward extended position.

What are the types of swimming?

People swim for exercise, for fun, and as a sport. People can swim in the sea, swimming pools, rivers and lakes. There are several styles of swimming, known as “strokes”, including: breaststroke, freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke are some of them.