Freestyle Swimming: How to Tailor Your Kick to Your Event
The first thing that needs to be understood is that there are two types of swimmers: those who swim fast and those who swim slow. The fastest swimmers have a very high efficiency (efficiency means the amount of energy they use equals their own weight) while the slowest swimmers have a low efficiency.
In order to achieve a high efficiency, the swimmers need to modify their body’s structure. For example, if you want to become faster than someone else, you must adopt some sort of movement pattern or training method that will allow you to generate more power through your legs and arms than another person.
If you want to be able to lift heavy objects, you need to develop certain muscle groups. If you want to swim faster, then you need to improve your speed and endurance.
And so on…
However, there are other factors that influence how efficient a swimmer is. These include the type of water they’re swimming in, the surface they’re swimming on and even their genetic makeup.
In the following sections, you will learn about some of these factors in more detail.
Water is a very important factor when it comes to swimming. It is the medium in which swimmers work, after all.
The first thing to understand about water is that not all of it is the same. Swimming pools and lakes are not all the same, for example.
This is primarily because of the chemicals that are present in them. Pools usually have a lot of chlorine in them, while lakes contain much more natural minerals.
If you are swimming in a pool where there is a high concentration of chlorine, you’ll find that the smell is very strong. This is because of the effects that the chlorine has on your skin and the mucus membranes found inside your nose.
Most swimmers tend to prefer indoor pools since they avoid this problem.
Beyond that, however, is the more serious problem of chlorine actually burning your skin. This can obviously cause a great deal of discomfort while you’re swimming.
It can also cause blisters to form on your skin, and in some cases, the burns may be serious enough to cause permanent damage.
Some swimmers have also reported experiencing eye irritation from pools with high chlorine concentrations. This can obviously be very serious, especially if you’re someone who swims competitively and relies on the maintenance of your eyesight to do well in competitions.
If you swim in a lake, however, you may experience quite a different problem. There won’t be as much eye irritation or mucus membrane burning, but you are going to have to deal with the presence of much more harmful minerals in the water.
You’ll feel it when you get out of the water. A lot of swimmers have complained of very dry and itchy skin after swimming for a long time in lakes.
There are some other factors that influence the water in which you swim in as well. For example, the climate plays a role.
Some places simply have hotter water than other places. This is going to have an effect on your swimsuit, or even your comfort level while you’re swimming.
The time of day is also important. Water temperature is usually at its highest just a little while after sunrise, and a little while before sunset.
The middle of the day is generally the hottest time of day for most people.
Other animals and plants can also affect your swimming experience in various ways. Many swimmers have found themselves stung by jellyfish or severely bitten by leeches after swimming in a lake or river.
In most cases, this will probably cause a great deal of pain. While some of these problems can be solved with over-the-counter medication, others may require medical attention.
The type of environment in which you are swimming can also have an effect on the quality of your experience.
Are you swimming in an area where there might be other people around?
This could be either a positive or a negative experience, depending on whether or not you like to have company while you swim.
There are a few other factors that may have an effect on the quality of your swimming experience. Altitude is one of these factors.
The lower you are from sea level, the “thicker” the air is going to be. This means that you’re swimming is going to be much more difficult at higher altitudes.
Currents can be important as well. Some swimmers find themselves struggling against a current in certain situations.
Sometimes, this can even prove to be beneficial. Swimming against a strong current can help you build stamina and endurance, while swimming with a current can help you to relax and conserve energy.
There are also certain diseases and ailments that can affect swimming. If you have a medical condition that is irritated by water, for example, this is certainly going to ruin your swimming experience.
You may also simply be too sick or weak due to another health issue to properly enjoy your time in the water.
The main reason why you may have decided to go swimming in the first place will also influence your experience. Someone who is swimming for fun and leisure is certainly going to have a different kind of experience from someone who is swimming in an effort to keep themselves from drowning after their boat capsized.
For many people, swimming is a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon. For others, it’s a matter of life or death.
Which are you?
What Did You Experience?
Ever had a dream that felt so real you could hardly believe it wasn’t real life?
Perhaps you’ve had the experience of dreaming that you were in a school classroom, only to suddenly realize that you haven’t been to school in years. These dreams are called lucid dreams, and they’re very easy to do. If you have a dream tonight, try to remember if you were in a classroom. If you were, great! You’re having a lucid dream! Now, focus on remaining in control of the dream. In most cases, simply having awareness that you are dreaming is enough to give you “dream control.” However, in some cases, you may need to do things like “jump” to wake yourself up. This is why it helps to have a goal in mind before you start having the dream. For example, let’s say you’re dreaming that you’re at school. Like most people, you probably don’t really like school all that much. So, your goal is to try to leave as soon as possible. While you’re dreaming, you remember that you’re able to fly in your dreams. This is great! Because you remember this, you know you’re having a lucid dream. Now, picture yourself flying out of the classroom. Don’t just imagine it – do it! Once you’re out in the open, try to wake yourself up. You can do this by taking a quick peek at your hands to see if you’re dreaming, but the best way is to simply “jump.” This is done by suddenly jumping out of your skin in the real world. Since that’s not possible, it should force you to wake up from the dream.
Have you ever had a dream where you were naked in public?
Everyone has! Some people experience dreams like these on a fairly regular basis. The problem is, while these dreams can be funny and entertaining in their own way, they can also cause extreme feelings of embarrassment. This is especially true if the dream involves being naked in front of people you know in real life. In some cases, these dreams can cause actual anxiety and fear, especially if you’ve had the experience of actually being naked in public. If you’ve ever experienced a dream like this, you may have wondered if everyone experiences dreams like this. They do, and they have for as long as people have been capable of dreaming. Unfortunately, not everyone remembers their dreams, and of course, most don’t have any sort of naked dream experiences.
However, some people do experience dreams that are much more elaborate than the average person. These types of dreams can vary quite a bit.
For example, you may find yourself in an important event from history or even in a fictional setting written about by someone like J.R.R. Tolken.
Regardless of what you’re experiencing, there is no way to control the dream itself. Once you’re in it, it’s completely up to your mind to run the show.
If you want to fly, then you need to will yourself to fly. It’s not going to be a natural ability. Instead, it’s just something that you can convince your sleeping mind is possible.
The only way to get out of a dream is to wake yourself up. This can sometimes be hard to do if you don’t realize that you’re actually asleep in the first place.
Our suggestion would be to look at your hands very closely. If your hands aren’t quite as detailed as they should be, then chances are you’re dreaming! From there, feel free to try jumping and even screaming. These are common methods for waking yourself up.
For more in-depth information, check out the Lucid Dreaming page.
A lucid dream is any dream in which you are aware that you are dreaming. Most dreams that people remember are considered lucid dreams.
Many people have lucid dreams on a regular basis, but don’t realize it until they’ve already awoken. Suddenly, they realize that they were doing something impossible in their dream and that they never should have been able to do it.
These people may have had a lucid dream without even realizing it.
For some people, lucid dreaming can be a very useful tool. For these individuals, it may be possible to use lucid dreaming as a form of therapy for PTSD, phobias, and other mental disorders.
It may also be possible to use these dreams in order to pass tests that you’ve already taken and rewritten in your book, but this has not been proven as of yet.
The most common use for lucid dreams is recreational. Many people like to use their lucid dreams as an opportunity to experience things that they don’t have the time or ability to do while they are awake.
Many use it as a form of escapism. There is absolutely no limit to what you can experience in your lucid dream.
Given that you have a completely blank book with you, you may want to use this opportunity to take notes on your experiences. Hopefully, you’ll be able to remember some of them when you wake up!
Otherwise, they’re going to be as good as your memories of history class.
Note: If you want to learn more about lucid dreaming, check out this website!
Sources & references used in this article:
Complete conditioning for swimming by D Salo, SA Riewald – 2008 – books.google.com
Bayesian approach to quantify morphological impact on performance in international elite freestyle swimming by R Pla, A Leroy, R Massal, M Bellami… – BMJ open sport & …, 2019 – bmjopensem.bmj.com
Mastering swimming by JP Montgomery, MA Chambers – 2008 – books.google.com