Swim Fitness Articles
21 Top Laws of Swimming - by Jerry Heidenreich
- Three of the most important components of swimming are: technique,technique, technique.
- Strive for optimum, not maximum, performance.
- Learn to balance, align, and stabilize your body first. Everything else will become easier.
- Seek the path of least resistance.
- Find the path of most resistance.
- To become effortless requires great effort.
- Listen to the water, feel the water, be one with the water. Swim quietly.
- The mind leads the body.
- The harder you work, the harder you can play.
- Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. What you do in practice will determine what you do in meets.
- The fastest swimmers are the ones who slow down the least.
- The fastest you ever travel is when you dive off the block and push off the wall.
- Slice through the water, don't plow. Make your middle name"streamline".
- Don't think of pulling the water. Learn to anchor your hands,wrists, and forearms, and hold onto the water. Learn to use your legs for balance and body stabilization.
- Power is generated from the hips and torso. Use your shoulders for your recovery and to generate additional arm speed.
- Relax from the inside out.
- Never look back.
- Attack your race, attack your opponent.
- Embrace your opponents. They make you a faster, better swimmer.
- Use visual and mental imagery of yourself achieving and surpassingyour goals.
- Swim smart, use your head, and keep your head still.
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