I have chosen for my passion to write about swimming.
because next to eating and sleeping it is the most
enjoyable thing I do. I have been swimming for 4 years
and I belong to a competitive swim club called West
Vancouver Otters. My ambition in swimming is to win a
scholarship to an American University and maybe
belong to the Canadian Olympic swim team.
It is very difficult to become a superior swimmer; it
takes determination, patience, dedication and hard
physical work. For example, two or three times a week I
have to wake up at five or six in the morning to go to
practice for one to two hours. Then five times a week I
have to go to afternoon practice. In addition I also have
one to two swim meets a month which mean I have to
spend the whole weekend at the pool. So you see, it
How to swim Breaststroke
Breaststroke is my fastest stroke I am ranked 6th in Canada for 200m.
The key points of swimming fast breaststroke is:
Push off in the water with streamline and core tight.
Push your arms apart so that they create a V shape in front of you. Make
sure your palms are facing out and your elbows are straight.
Pull your elbows into the sides of your body, but not too far back. Now
simply push your hands forward but at the same time do a breaststroke
kick so your body return to a streamline.
How to swim freestyle
Personally I am not a very fast freestyler but here are some tips.
when breathing, “one goggle in one goggle out”
rotating and extending arm when pulling
finishing stroke all the way
pushing off the wall in a streamline
head centered to the bottom of the pool
one arm in one arm out
kicking continuous with each stroke
How to swim backstroke
Backstroke is one of my favorite out of the four because you can
breath as long as you want.
Body on surface
reaching and rotation
no head movement
off on your back streamline
begin your body rotated to the right side one arm up one arm
down, as hand enters the water turn hand to thumb up pinky
at the same time keep the momentum of the stroke by kicking
How to swim butterfly
Butterfly is one of my least favorite strokes because it uses up a lot
to energy to perfect it.
use hip to kick not knees
stay low on surface when breathing
Same rhythm the whole time
1. Push off on your front, tight streamline
2. Pulling simultaneously starting with a diamond shape, then
finish all the way to the back.
3. The first kick comes in at the start of the pull the second kick
come in when you breath.
4. Head down after starting a new stroke