Did you know that humans aren’t very efficient moving in water! When we compare 100m world records for running and swimming its much clearer how much energy we lose in swimming.
- Female 100m: Florence Griffith Joyner 10.49
- Male 100m: Usain Bolt: 9.58
- Female: 100m Freestyle: Cate Campbell: 50:25
- Male: 100m Freestyle: Amaury Leveaux: 46.94
Water is 888 times denser than air so it more difficult for us to move through water. We also spend our life on land and don’t have the same natural instinct for being in the water.
This means that we need to approach swimming with a different mindset to other physical activity that we do on land. We need to be more mindful of how we move, how we can save or waste energy and what we can do to become more streamlined and therefore more efficient. Simply swimming harder, training more and completing more laps won’t make you a faster swimmer.
If you want to be faster at swimming you need to work on improving your efficiency through the water. Come for some lessons to find out how. You can book right now!