Our team has been asked on many occasions, how do we stay motivated to swim? When trying to juggle life, kids, responsibilities and now the added stress of COVID-19 it makes it hard to get in the pool to exercise. To make things easier for you, we have some helpful tips to keep you on track.
1. It’s an oldie but a goodie – think SMART.
Write down and set your goals, and ask yourself is it?
If the answer is yes than you know you’re on the right track
2. Keep some variety in your workouts
Switch things up every day, whether it’s your swim style, the location or you just decide to jump into ocean. Keep it interesting and challenging.
3. Have short- and long-term goals
There is nothing worse than getting all excited to start your new swim routine and a week in you lose that drive. By setting realistic goals you’ll be able to track what you’re doing and also see how far you’ve come. Set your own timeframe, no one knows your schedule better than you, so set your timeframes around your life and what you know you can achieve
4. Make sure you have a warm ‘out of the pool’ outfit
It’s very demotivating knowing that you will have to jump out of a warm pool whilst in the middle of winter and freezing all your bits! Which is why we recommend rugging up before you leave your house. Make sure you have the essentials - Scarf, Beanie, Gloves, and of course your puffy jacket
5. Remember that the first 10 minutes is always the hardest
We hate to admit it but it’s true, it’s always hard to start something. Fight the urge to jump out of the water and keep swimming. As the loveable character Dory in Finding Nemo has taught us “Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming”
Leading swim brand Zoggs was founded on the Northern Beaches of Sydney in 1992. Being Aussie means we pretty much love everything to do with the water. We think the best way to fall in love with swimming is to make sure you have fun, whether you’re a triathlete, an open water adventurer, a lane swimmer, a beachgoer or a learner. Available in over 50 countries, our goggles, swimwear, learning aids and training accessories are made to stand up to the Australian sun, sea and swimming pools. Because if they make the grade in Australia, we’re pretty sure they’ll do the same anywhere else in the world.
You’ll find our products online at zoggs.com, in Leisure & Aquatic centres around Australia and in specialty Retailers.
We are proud to be part of The HEAD Group, a leading global sporting goods corporation which owns the HEAD, PENN, MARES, SSI and ZOGGS brands.
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