How to train for swimming out of the pool?

Swimming is an incredibly engaging sport that will test many aspects of your physical abilities. From speed to endurance, improving your swimming technique is done one stroke at a time; where the more laps you complete, the quicker you will improve. Still, there will come times when your access to a pool might be limited or instances when you are feeling the need to introduce some variety into your training. Luckily, there exist a number of different ways to keep your muscle memory engaged and help you improve your performance even if you are away from the water. Whether you enjoy the thrill of team sports or are more keen on individual exercise, there is a land-based training to suit everyone’s preference and needs in boosting every part of your swim.

 

Unleash your team spirit

 

These following sports prove that there is strength in numbers when it comes to improving your endurance and flexibility by engaging your swimming skills in a completely different environment.

 

Football

 

Football demands an incredible leg and feet coordination whilst keeping up with a fast cardio pace. The more goals you score, the greater your kicks will be once you dive back into the water as you work on building up your lower body strength. Football lets you improve your stamina by keeping your reflexes engaged and encouraging a more flexible range of motion in your hips which are crucial for swimming. Furthermore, if you happen to be suffering from an injury or are hoping to avoid one, football will give your shoulders and arms a well-deserved break from the pool.

 

Volleyball

 

Volleyball is all about those short bursts of intensity which help build up the power in a swimmer’s leg and arm strokes. From serving to spiking, you will be training your full body coordination to optimise your efficiency and strength. Such quick movements are also ideal to work on your swimming starts and turns to help you crunch down on your lap times.

 

Baseball, Softball or Rounders

 

Although swinging a bat around might seem far from your front crawl, both engage your shoulders and hips in a decisive manner. There is a significant amount of technique and skill which goes into a swing in order to maintain the ideal posture that will allow you to generate power effectively. Whether you are playing baseball or rounders, hitting the ball correctly will depend on your hip and shoulder rotation regardless of the type of bat you have in hand.

 

Children can try out one of these sports or attempt each of them for their own benefits, either way, there is no easier way to train for swimming out of the pool than by taking private sports activities near South West London. Adam’s engaged and knowledgeable teaching style gives your children the opportunity to take part in their favourite sports and improve their swimming all at the same time.

 

Test your individual performance away from the water

 

As a mostly individual sport, swimming relies on one’s mental strength and determination almost as much as on one’s physical fortitude. Just like any skill, it can be trained alongside your exercise routine to help boost your performance in the water by building up both your strength and confidence.

 

Whether you have taken up swimming competitively or simply as a leisure activity, you will need to keep up the cardio to make sure that you can maintain the length and intensity of your training once you are back in the pool. Running harnesses much of the discipline expected by swimming to help strengthen your mindset and keep your aerobic exercise on a high.

 

Running

 

Whether you have taken up swimming competitively or simply as a leisure activity, you will need to keep up the cardio to make sure that you can maintain the length and intensity of your training once you are back in the pool. Running harnesses much of the discipline expected by swimming to help strengthen your mindset and keep your aerobic exercise on a high.

 

Kickboxing

 

Swimming is built upon three crucial elements: speed, strength and agility. It is exactly this combination which finds itself at the heart of both boxing and kickboxing. If you find yourself away from the pool for a while or are hoping to switch up your training, boxing will engage the same muscles familiar to swimming and improve your coordination. As a full-body workout, this sport will ensure that no muscle or joint is left forgotten whilst also providing a good cardio exercise via high-intensity training.

 

If you are hoping to find both the physical benefits and enjoyment of swimming out of the pool, you can book a private boxing or kickboxing lesson with Adam from Going Swimmingly London. As knowledgeable about swimming as about this combat sport, his patience and dedication will deliver a training session near South West London tailored to your needs to help you achieve your goals both in and out of the water.