How to Get Most Out Of Your Time in the Pool?

Tips and Tricks That Will Help You Get the Biggest Benefits from Your Pool Workout

Different people swim for various reasons: some are training for their first triathlon, some got bored with jogging and want to switch up their workout routine, and some are want to get more in shape and trying to lose a few pounds. Whatever the case is, swimming is one of the best workout options. Swimming is a low-impact cardio exercise that helps keep the mind clear, improves fitness, and reduces the chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
The only problem with swimming is that it can quickly become boring. In order to combat monotony and actually enjoy your time in the water, we have collected some of the most useful tips to help you make the most of your pool time.

Never skip the warm-up. 

Many people tend to skip the warm-up before getting into the pool. If you are just having a fun day at the pool or on the beach, that is fine. However, if you want to ramp it up and see improvements, a warm-up is required. Skipping it to save time will have the opposite effect in the long run, as your workouts will not be as effective as otherwise. The best way to warm up for a swim is to do a short routine based on skipping or jogging on the spot, arm and leg swings, and some press-ups, squats, or jumps.

Get a Swimming Buddy.

No matter how fun and how beneficial it is, swimming can very often be a lonely sport. In order to combat the loneliness that brings monotony, we would recommend doing at least one swimming training a week with a friend. You can swim at their pace and echo their routine, and they can do the same for you.  
What should you do if you do not have friends that like to go swimming? Just look around the pool, find a swimmer of roughly the same ability as yours, and ask them if they mind you joining them. 
If they are slightly quicker than you are, they will inspire you to push yourself harder in order to catch up. Moreover, if they are slightly slower than you are, you can motivate them to a quicker pace. The additional social element is going to break up the monotony of the pool.

Work On Your Breathing Technique. 

Just like with running, the correct breathing technique is half of the job. Even if you are only swimming for enjoyment and not professionally, you should remember that swimming is a technical sport that can be quite exhausting if done wrong. When you are in the pool, you should practice bilateral breathing, which means breathing every third stroke. Try your best to avoid breathing every first stroke out of turn. 
Bilateral breathing will automatically capitalize on speed taken from pushing off the wall, and it is an easy way to stop yourself from getting tired and bored and be more efficient.
Bilateral breathing will automatically capitalize on speed taken from pushing off the wall, and it is an easy way to stop yourself from getting tired and bored and be more efficient.

Track Your Progress.

Like for any workout, you need to track what you are doing, and you need to track your progress to move forward and get better. Swimmo swim watch will allow you to track different swim, bio, and advanced metrics, which will allow you to keep track of your swimming progress. Knowing where you stand in your fitness journey is going to allow you to move forward and progress.

 

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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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