A day at the pool can be a good workout if you know how to make good use of your time. At most neighborhood pools there is usually a lane or two set aside for lap swimming. In order to lap swim you need a swim suit and goggles. A swim cap is a nice to have if you have long hair, but is not essential. Split your workout into a warm up, a pre-set, a main set and a cool down.
- The first step to swimming for exercise is to get prepared. Know the hours of the pool, get a great suit and use goggles.
- Learn how swimmers work out. Most use interval training where they work out hard and then have a period of lighter work. You can choose just to go slow and steady, like a marathon, if you choose.
- Start with a warm up to get your muscles ready. Then practice whatever skill you want to work on. Next workout hard on that skill for whatever time you want and finally cool down before ending.
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