Swim Practice… On Land

Swim Practice… On Land

With our pool still closed, YWCA’s Aquatics Manager, Jeff Nerret, wanted to share some skills for swimmers to practice while stuck on land! These exercises are for intermediate and advanced swimmers. Check out our moves for beginning swimmers here!

1. Floating On Land

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Work on engaging your core and getting your body straight. Try to balance on a bed, bench, or chair.

2. Flutter Kick On Your Back

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Lay flat on your back with your arms by your sides. Extend your legs out with a slight bend to your knees. Make small, rapid kicks with your legs, lifting your heels about 6 inches off the floor. This will help improve your lower core strength and flexibility. Try on floor first. Once mastered, try it on a bed, bench, or chair.

3. Flutter Kick On Your Front

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Lay flat on your stomach. Extend your legs out with a slight bend to your knees. Make small, rapid kicks with your legs, lifting your heels about 6 inches off the floor. Try on floor first. Once mastered, try it on a bed, bench, or chair. This will help improve your lower core strength and flexibility.

4. Arm Strokes On Land

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Move your arm behind your head, over your head, and out in front of you in a circular motion.  Your Elbow is ‘high’ and try to maintain ‘fingers to floor’ contact. Beginners should do this in front of a mirror so you can watch your body position. Once mastered in the mirror try it on a bench/chair.

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