How to Start Swimming

The beginning stages of your swimming career could be the most difficult and frustrating. There are so many things to consider and so many options available that you might feel lost and just give up altogether. If you get to this point be sure to reach out to other athletes in the area or visit a club to get a better idea. Other athletes and coaches will be able to give you the correct information that you need to make your own decisions. Most of the time new swimmers get confused because they do not understand what the requirements are.
In this article we will go over some of these requirements, why the all important and how to choose the best for you.


There are so many options when it comes to location, which includes your own private pool, swimming clubs, public pools in the area and even joining a friend at their house. Each of these might have pros and cons for your individual needs, but with a selection be sure to choose a location that is nearby and that doesn’t cost too much. You wouldn’t want any reason to lose motivation because your club is too far and too expensive.

How to Start Swimming

These different options will also play a big role on your swimming goals. You wouldn’t want to use your own private pool if you are hoping to become a professional swimmer and start competing with other professionals that belong to clubs.


This is one of the aspects that many new swimmers do not consider. Swimwear is actually very important as it can change your experience in the pool completely. It’s important to be comfortable while being able to move freely in the water. At the end of the day swimming consists of movement, which could get uncomfortable if you’re not using the correct swimwear.

Once again, this will depend on your goals. For example, if you are training for an upcoming scuba diving event, you wouldn’t want to train in board shorts. This type of training will require you to wear a full wetsuit to get used to the feeling.

If you’re a training to become a professional swimmer you will need something tight and comfortable, which includes a one piece for a lady and tight shorts for the guys. Jumping into the pool and hoping to achieve a professional level while wearing board shorts will definitely take you much longer. You will also experienced more drag, which gives you a slower times for every lap.

Keep Going

Many people begin to swim, see the incredible benefits that has to health, weight management and the overall boost your hands on your day to day life. In many cases, life takes over and pulls your way from swimming as regularly as you should. Keep in mind that your swimming times can be moved around, which might require you to get up early in the morning, but once you have adjusted you will see all the benefits that come when you continue swimming for longer periods of time.