What you need to know on how to stretch before swimming

Jul 04, 2014

Guide on Stretching Before Swimming

Stretching Tips before Swimming

Pre workout stretching is a must if you want to swim without injuring yourself. If you follow these tips (recommended by some of our athletes) your body will thank you after your session:

A. Start with the cross arm shoulder stretch. Hold this stretch for 5-10 seconds and then shake out the arm before starting on the next arm. Avoid twisting your upper body and instead keep your shoulders square with your hips. Repeat at least 5 times before switching to the next arm. 

B. Neck rolls- rolling the neck clockwise and then Anticlockwise slowly to benefit all muscles slowly stretching. Repeat at least 5 times. 

C. Legs and buttocks- push your arms up against a wall and bring one leg in towards you. Drop that leg down so that it is bended and your back leg should be stretched out hold for 5-10 secs and then repeat at least 5 times before switching to the other leg. 

D. Sitting with your back tall on the floor. Bend your legs so the soles of your feet are touching together. Gently push down on your knees and sway from one side to the other.

If you have the time a Yoga Session is also a great idea to stretch and wind down after your training session. It is also important to meditate regularly to clear your mind and to release yourself from stressful situations.