Have you ever finished a training session with several bruises without knowing how you got them?
Pool lanes, particularly when crowded, are prone to accidents. Although there are unwritten rules of behavior in the pool, most swimmers deliberately choose to ignore them and carry on with their own training sessions as if they were alone or even in a race with Lifeguard Training in Florida.
But if you want to avoid being hated by the pool, here are the things you absolutely must NOT do!
Your coach has probably included a mix of strokes in your training plan, but swimming butterfly greatly increases the chance of you accidentally hitting (hard) other swimmers in your lane. Wait until the people training on your lane have reached the other side of the pool, and if you have to cross each other, be prepared to ‘lose’ a stroke – you’ll save yourself a lot of swearing and cursing!
Touch the feet of the swimmer in front of you!
It’s not hard to tell if the person swimming ahead is slower or faster than you. Ask them to pass you, and when they start swimming, don’t touch their feet for the entire length of the pool. If you are the person being “followed”, at least once, you will realize how annoying it is: behave accordingly.
Take a break sitting on the edge of the pool
Don’t drive your coach and pool attendant crazy, plus you could probably hurt the hands of your training partners who are swimming backstroke or the feet of those who are swimming breaststroke. If you want to avoid an inevitable argument, follow this simple rule.
Try to get to the end of the pool first no matter what
Twenty-five meters is twenty-five meters and fifty is fifty, but a training session is not a race and if there are at least fifteen on a single street, then you better go to the back and wait for the “traffic to disperse”. ”.
Not being nice to backswimmers
The life of a backstroke swimmer is painful: constantly weaving and banging their heads against the end of the pool after failing to count their strokes due to distraction after passing the flags above their heads. Before yelling at a swimmer from behind because of a collision in the middle of the street or at the end of the pool, remember that one day that person could be you.
Training in the pool during the busiest times of the day is not easy, but if you just want to relax a bit during your swimming hour…. Then try practicing these five simple rules: they will help you enjoy life on the pool lane more!
Jump. Whether it’s a trampoline or platform jump, jumping helps you gain strength, flexibility, and body awareness while learning to perform stunts.
Synchronized jump. Once you master the individual mode, challenge yourself to jump in perfect sync with a partner. It is not easy at all.
Triathlon. Yes, the triathlon still includes a part of lifelong swimming, even if you have to run and ride a bike afterward.
modern pentathlon. For as much variety as possible, the modern version of the pentathlon brings together fencing, a 200-meter freestyle swim, show jumping, and a combined cross-country running and pistol shooting event.
Aquatic rescue. Obviously, water rescue is not a sport in itself, but if your pool offers a course you will have the opportunity to learn the techniques to help when necessary. You never know.