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    Are there any swimmers out there that can help with advice and tips?

    I love to swim I'm just not very good at it. I end up having to take a break every length. I think I somehow hold my breath or go too quick. I know it's a great exercise for weight loss and it's low impact (I have a bad back) and I want to be able to massively improve.



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    Hello, I haven't tried to do any research yet on this subject but it would probably be a good start. I'll post here if i find something.



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    Hi

    I was a fairly good swimmer then hadn't been for years. I started going again and was the same could probably only do 10 mins before needing a break, by about 2 months I could easily do 45 mins with few breaks.

    I suggest starting with breast stroke for a few lengths, then front crawl and swapping.

    Always breathe out through your nose not your mouth. This is what I struggled with, try and master your breathing technique and it will help! I watched some you tube videos and then just kept trying.

    I really like doing breast stroke but going under the water. Take a deep breath, go under and breathe out through your nose, then take a deep breath when you surface.

    I also do aqua jogging. Running around the pool wearing a float around your waist, mainly focussing on getting around it using my arms to build the strength up.

    All I can say is keep at it though, you will build your stamina easy.

    Oh and just before I go I eat a banana, gives me a real boost of energy

    Any further questions just ask,

    Kind of hard to explain through writing so sorry if i havent made much sense.





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