Monthly Archives: May 2019

  1. How swimming benefits mental health
    How swimming benefits mental health

    How swimming benefits mental health

    The benefits of mental health and swimming are widely known. A few months ago, a YouGov study (commissioned by Swim England), found it reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain. Almost half (492,000) said swimming resulted in fewer visits to see a medical professional about their mental health. It also revealed nearly half a million people had stopped or reduced medication for their mental health due to swimming. When asked how swimming affected day to day life, 43% said it made them feel happier. The video below shows how swimming in a pool can have a positive impact on mental well being. You can also see how its made a difference to people like Wanda, Pam, Steve, Paul and Lindsay by watching their stories on the Swim England YouTube channel.

     

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  2. Training tips: Improve your swimming technique
    Training tips: Improve your swimming technique

    Training tips: Improve your swimming technique

    If you're looking to improve your swimming technique, have a watch of our training videos, all of which feature James Goddard. James is an award winning British competitive and backstroke swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics, FINA world championships and European championships. He swam for England in the Commonwealth Games and also runs regular swim training camps throughout Europe.

    We've included 6 swimming technique videos that will help you improve your stroke. From freestyle (front crawl), freestyle breathing and tumble turns to mastering that breaststroke, backstroke and even butterfly. We've also included our training aid films, great for those of you that use a kickboard, Finz, pull buoy or hand paddles.

    https://youtu.be/-UzYFyaeGEY
    Freestyle (front crawl)
    https://youtu.be/-UzYFyaeGEY
    Freestyle (front crawl)
    https://youtu.be/ISzrSU3bBZ4
    Tumble turns: How to change direction quickly under water
    https://youtu.be/9aefCaQKZpo
    How to master breaststroke
    https://youtu.be/VYLb1MRIyk0
    How to finesse backstroke (back crawl)
    https://youtu.be/B_AzikPZfdk
    How to master the butterfly
    https://youtu.be/oncZ6OeVexw
    How to use a Zoggs kickboard when training to build strength.
    This video will help improve your body position in the water
    and your focus on your lower body, strengthening your muscles.
    https://youtu.be/PDr95Q0ZBa4
    How to use Zoggs Finz to improve your swimming.
    Designed to aid swimmers in their training to improve on their endurance
    and reduce muscle fatigue. Our Finz will help you make the most out
    of workout and
    perfect your stroke technique.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVeFfyDrJAg&t=0s&list=PLVpRQ5QEGx_SqA9L8qzwDUjdAAZYYDIp5&index=1
    How to use a Zoggs Pull Buoy.
    This video will take you through using a Pull buoy effectively to help isolate
    the upper body, to improve upper body strength and allow you to focus
    on your stroke technique.
    https://youtu.be/doKTCXyOPaw
    How to improve your technique and build speed with hand paddles.strong>
    This video will show you that using Hand Paddles are a fantastic training aid
    for those looking to improve their stroke technique. They
    will increase
    your workout and improve your fitness achieved from regular swims.

    Swimming benefits the whole body and it's an ideal way to strengthen your muscles making your feel stronger and healthier. If you mix up your strokes, you can target different parts of your body - it's the best way to burn calories. What's more you may find swimming relaxes you, clears your mind and reduces anxiety. Head over to our website if fancy browsing swimwear or goggles and do let us know how you're getting on on social.

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