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Getting Started
Getting Started
Start Slowly, and Build
When starting your swimming routine, as with any other physical fitness activity, make sure to consult with your physician. Start slowly, be consistent and build up to increase the limits. Try to keep track of your distance and time in a log book. Remember, the speed and distance is not as important as the amount of time you swim.
Set realistic goals
Aim for the attainable and you won't get discouraged. There are many ways to set goals in swimming. It could be as simple as learning to do the stroke better, or counting your laps. The most important thing is to have fun with it.
Swimming is far more technical than most other activities. Even the best swimmers continue to improve by refining their technique. Take advantage of our mini-clinics. Clinics are available for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Swimmers and Tri-Athletes. They include stroke drills, stroke tips, practice time, and individual video stroke analysis.
Lane Etiquette
Make sure you know the pool's rules about how to share a lane with other swimmers. When three or more swimmers are sharing a lane, do "circle-swimming". When you are circle-swimming, you go up on one side of the lane and return on the other. If you are not sure about it, ask the coach, who is there to assist. Watching the traffic patterns is always a good idea before entering a lane with other swimmers.