Swimming is an underused form of exercise, and if your gym fee includes pool access, might as well use it, right? I know, I know, it can be kind of intimidating. Strokes, technique, equipment, etiquette, time and intensity – swimming has its own set of rules and strategies.
But all that seems trivial when you think about a swimmer’s body, hot dang! They’re lean, toned, strong and graceful. This is a body type many people aim for. Not thin, not bulky, but a little bit of everything rolled into one fit package. Plus, it’s one of the best forms of cardio you can find – your entire body is doing resistance training when submerged
Swimming drills are specific movements, done repetitively, to get your technique “in the groove.” They are generally included in all workouts. Most coaches feel that you can never do enough technique work. You should include some in your workouts, too. Most swimmers have learned some form of freestyle. Not many can appear to move down the pool as effortlessly as a world record holder, but there are ways to move yourself closer to their form; refine your technique with drills.