Watch your hands the next time that you are swimming and see if you notice any white foam around them (bubbles) or water and no bubbles. You don’t want to see the bubbles around your hands when you are swimming. If you do your hand is slipping through the water and you are not getting the most out of your pulls and strokes.
When you are trying to swim faster you may see those bubbles on your hands. If you want to swim faster, you need to pull water with your hands, not air bubbles. The bubbles can be seen from any swimming stroke (backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke,catch,or freestyle) when you come up out the water and go back in. When your body enters the water you pull air in with you. So there are air bubbles on your hand once you get into the water.
To get rid of the bubbles, before you start out swimming stop, pause and wait. This will give the bubbles a change to leave your hands. A lot of people may twist their hands, some may open and close their figures, but you need to pause, stop and wait to in order to release these bubbles from your hands.
- Similar to a propeller in a boat you need to get more water under your hands than air bubbles. You go faster.
- No matter what you do air is going to get pulled with the water in your hand.
- To avoid the bubbles and go faster slow down. This will give the bubbles a chance to leave your hand with the water you catch.
“Are those bubbles when you swim good or bad? Bad – bad bubbles!”
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