Before this, I never join any swimming programme or class. I’m just swimming to fill my leisure time but not too often. Besides it, I am an easy person to feel nervous and panic when I am in a pool deeper than my height. Also, I don’t know much about technique and others knowledge about swimming.
BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO SWIMMING
Swimming is one of the most popular activities around the world that can be done either at indoor or outdoor. This activity can be used as competition that we can do either individual or in grouping whether old and young people. Not for competition only, but it also can be as a career. At the same time, there are several parts of the body that involved during swimming which is shoulder, chest, arms and legs. Then, there are several types of swimming technique that we can do and practice. For example, Breaststroke, Backstroke, Freestyle and Butterfly stroke. Furthermore, we are no allowed to swim in the cold weather to avoid unwanted accidents.
I. IMPROVE BODY COORDINATION
Swimming can enhance coordination and balancing of the body, so that we can do a proper technique during swimming. It can be seen that when we do breaststroke technique, the main parts of body that involved is arms, shoulder, chest and legs. When we are usually to practice the technique, we should able to adjust or accommodate all parts of body while swimming. In addition, it also increases the body’s flexibility, because flexibility is important to decrease the risk to get injury during performance.
II. IMPROVE OUR FOCUSING & RELEASE PRESSURE
During swimming, our heart will be an important role that is by pumping oxygen and blood to the whole body efficiently. When blood and oxygen has been up to the brain, it enables to our bodies to become more active and calmer to enhance our focus to do swimming activity. Furthermore, when we return from work, usually we feeling tired and easy to be angry, so at that time we can spend time with family or friends, so that our mental and physical health are balance.
III. IMPROVEMENT OF THE HEART MUSCLE LAYER
Swimming is an activity that involve high cardiovascular use. When we do physical activity consistently, the effect is, it will enhance the size of the heart, improves blood flow to the whole body and increase the amount of blood pumped by the left ventricle or also known as stroke volume.
DO’S OF SWIMMING
There are a few things that we have do in swimming. One of them is we must know about the situation and the depths of the pool. Usually, the corner of the pool has different depths. Besides, we have swimming with a friends or family who are good swimmers, so they can watch and teach us during swim. We should use goggle to prevent from accidental eye contact, sometimes we don’t know the level of cleanliness of the pool. At the same times, we cannot run and play around the pool. It will increase the risk to falling and getting hit at the pool. In addition, we must know our level of ability during swimming. If we don’t have any basic skill about swimming, we have make sure that we swimming in shallow areas and wearing a life jacket.
DON’T’S OF SWIMMING
There are also the things that we cannot do in swimming which is don’t eat big meal too much. If we eat a lot big meal, our body will be feeling tired during performance, because at the same time, the digestive system will begin to digest the food that we eat. It will involve the use of energy which will cause us easy to feel exhausted. The recommended diet before high intensity activity is, eat 2 or 3 hours before that. Then we are not encouraged to go to pool for unclear purpose, it will waste a lot of time include thinking what we have to do and what we have to learn when arriving at the pool, so , that why we have set what we want do before heading to the pool. Also, for the beginner swimmers, we don’t have to be nervous and scared while swimming, it will make us easy to lose the focus and can cause us to will drown. Lastly, we are no allowed to swim the cold weather for too long as it can cause cramps and increase the risk of death.