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We all want to succeed—it's human nature. We want to be the first one to reach the top of the mountain, the fastest runner, or the highest scorer. Swimming is no exception to the rule. If you are a beginner to the sport, however, overdoing it your first time out might cause serious injury.
It's important to keep moderation in mind when you first begin your fitness swimming sessions. In the beginning you should swim for shorter periods of time (like 12 to 20 minutes). Of course, you can increase the time as your stamina increases. You should also try not to do the hardest strokes as soon as you dive in.
*Try less strenuous ones like a sidestroke or a breaststroke before you decide to kick it in to overdrive.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|