Where to Start?
Start in your mind's eye, with a vision of
Not just a still shot. A video clip in your mind of
you swimming your stroke the way you want to swim
Watch that clip at normal speed.
And then watch it again in
slow motion, so that you can see all of the movements.
This isn't just the
beginning of your swimming experience. It's not something you do just once and
then never again.
It's a vision that drives your swimming experience every
day that you swim.
Because swimming begins in your mind. So you might as
well start training it now.
Not sure what "good swimming" looks
Start searching the web for clips of experts performing the type
of swimming that you want to do. Be specific. If you are a triathlete or an open
water swimmer, don't swim with a vision of somebody swimming the fastest 50 yards
OK. You've got some clips and you know what it looks like. How do
you actually do it?
Make a plan. And practice. Maybe a program
or lessons will help.