5 simple tips for beginner swimmers

The beginnings can be tough no matter what you do. In swimming, it can be intimidating for some but more and more people add visits to the pool to their weekly fitness activities as they understand many incredible benefits of swimming. This is exactly why we have decided to give you just 5 simple tips to make the beginnings a little easier!

Pull straight back

When your hands are reentering the water you need to immediately pull straight down (point straight down) so that they never EVER cross over the center of your body to maximize the speed you are generating with every stroke. Think of this as the main engine of the swimming machine you want to become!

Don’t be afraid of fins

How to make your ankles more flexible and relaxed? How to fight crossing feet while swimming? How to diversify your kicks drills and make them more interesting? All these things can be helped by good old fins. So get those as soon as possible and use them regularly!

Learn from the best

You see those amazing athletes warming-up before their training or race? Don’t hesitate and talk to them. Ask about their journey and their technique. Swimming community is very special and full of love and loyalty. Trust me – it is not hard to find more experienced swimmers who’ll gladly share their knowledge and cool tricks with you.

Standard freestyle is a great starting point

As a starting point for your workouts, we recommend standard freestyle as it is fast and when done properly allows you to train longer without your heart rate going too high. This way you can get into the mindset of many repetitions and the hard work and dedication that the success in the swimming pool requires. It is also fun to swim fast and see the speed improvement.


Watch the bottom of the pool

When swimming, keep your head straight down by looking at the bottom of the pool. Why? It’s very simple – when you start lifting your head your hips and legs start to go down and you need more strength to keep them up with your kicks. This way you make your movements more efficient and you have the power for a strong finish for example.

Measuring your progress with Swimmo

At the very beginning of your swimming journey, the hardest thing is to understand your progress, learn from your mistakes and all that while staying as motivated as possible. To do all those things – you might need a little help and Swimmo training watch can do that for you by measuring all the main metrics like laps, distance, pace, training time and many many more!


Latest swimming technology available for You


Boost your workout with these advanced features

  • Lap and Distance Counting

    Fully automatic and accurate with and without professional turns.

  • PaceKeeper™ Mode

    Set your goal and swim at a predefined pace. Smart vibrations will tell you when you need to speed up or slow down.

  • Heart Rate Monitoring

    Stay in your chosen heart rate zone and burn calories more effectively. Smart vibrations will let you know when you need to push yourself harder or slow your pace down.

  • Real-Time Haptic Feedback

    Swimmo communicates specific actions via unique vibration frequencies.

  • Custom Workout Goals

    Using Swimmo App you can quickly create your own training goals that are best suited for you and your needs. Sync them wirelessly to Swimmo watch from your smartphone.

  • Training History
    (Swim Logbook)

    Simple charts and detailed views of the training sessions are always with you in a dedicated mobile app for Android and iOS.

  • High-Precision Calorie Counter

    Advanced algorithms based on pulse deliver more accurate data about calories you’ve burned.

  • Rotate&Tap™ Technology

    Designed to be easy to use in the water. You don’t need to press any buttons to use your Swimming Training Watch. Simply rotate your wrist and tap the screen to gain full control over your watch.

  • Swimming Community

    Share your swim data with your friends via Facebook and other fitness apps. Compete, compare, and cheer each other on.

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