Remember how fun swimming was when you were a kid? Well, it’s time to incorporate that sense of play back into your swimming routine, for both your enjoyment and fitness. One way is just to mix it up. Instead of just doing so many laps of the crawl stroke, add side and back stroke to your workouts. Try cutting your planned swim in half by doing some sprints instead of one long steady pace. Finally, add some hot tub time into the mix, before or after your regularly planned laps.
- The author posits that play is a fundamental need of every human and that our health suffers if we don’t take time to play.
- To some, play can be defined as training with buddies while to others play can be defined as doing games and competitions.
- In swimming as play, the key to success is making it fun. Instead of thinking like “I have to do 3000 yards today,” try making it fun and exciting.
“It’s a fun game- do 50’s, count your strokes and check your time on each one. Add those numbers together for your “score”, and try to lower that number with each 50, until you can’t lower it anymore.”