Video:4 Easy Steps to Faster Swimmingwith Angie Poole
Learn how to swim faster by decreasing drag and increasing power. Watch this video from About.com for easy steps to faster swimming.See Transcript
Transcript:4 Easy Steps to Faster Swimming
Hi, I'm Angie Poole for About.com, and I'm going to show you some quick tips on how to become a faster swimmer.
Streamline Your Body for Faster Swimming
The first stroke I'm going to work on is front crawl. You need to make sure that your body is as horizontal as possible in the water as though you are swimming through a tube. Try making yourself very streamlined to stop any drag. If you lift your head, or drop your feet that will cause drag, so you need to stay as flat as possible.The principle for swimming faster on back stroke is exactly the same. Make sure you are streamlined in the body, and as if you are swimming through a tube.
Consider Your Strokes for Faster Swimming
While swimming and trying to achieve a faster pace, think about what you are doing with your arms. Make sure you that you grab the water, and you pull the water. As your arms and hands go in, press down on the water. Feel that you are moving it. This will cause you to propel through the water at a better pace. Also, do not forget your legs. These are very important. Kick fast, short, and that will increase your speed. The more your practice that, the better you will be.
Thank you very much for watching. I hope you've enjoy this very short and basic workout. If you wish any more tips, please visit About.com.