Habits Series Part I: 5 habits of every great swimmer

We are beginning our four-part series on habits and how to build them up using simple rules and tools that will help you become not only a better swimmer but also more efficient human being in all your endeavors in and out of the pool. We start with 5 habits of those who strive to be a champion.

You can’t be amazing swimmer part-time

To become better is a constant battle with your weaknesses and can’t be done if you are not 100% engaged. Those who are great simply show up every morning ready to fight with their own personal records and improving things that they recognize as obstacles. So, don’t be a drag…unless you are wearing a drag suit! :)


Repetition is the source of greatness

Before you can build a habit out of tough hours in the pool you have to fall in love with the grind of the swimming workout. If you visualize the goal while doing repetitions, you can create a link in your mind between the hard work you put into the training with the expected positive outcome. This way – what once was boring and difficult becomes a driver for your future success as a swimmer.


Be aware of your stroke count

If you ever saw an elite swimmer at work you probably noticed how precise and effortless the movement look. One of the reasons for that is full control over stroke count those swimmers have. It is not a sin to increase SWOLF score to reach higher pace. The secret is to do it consciously when you choose to speed up!


Strive to be the quietest in the pool

If you ‘fight the water’ during a swim you will end up exhausted and frustrated. Believe it or not the very same habits that allow you to be silent and smooth in the water will also make you more efficient and better swimmer.



Bonus Tip

Build good habits with Swimmo

One of the requirements of habit building is to have and keep data about our progress and identify the weak points of any behavior. In case of swimming training that is most of the time measurement and analysis of several key metrics and bio-metrics that show you how well you are doing and what you should focus on. Swimmo training watch for swimmers has over 30 different features designed to motivate you and give you the knowledge that is the central point of every successful training regime.

So go get one and start building long lasting habits with Swimmo Training Watch and App.




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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