Swimming Exercises: 3 Common Mistakes Swimmers Make

Swimming Tips by Dan Daly

DALY Tip 1:
Working on mobility and postition

Do your joints and muscles have the available range of motion to get into the positions you need to swim most efficiently? Mobility and core position are essential for lengthening your stroke and streamlining your body.

 Strength training

A balanced resistance training program can offset repetitive motions in the water, aligning key joints and reducing injury. Force development is critical for swimming faster or sustaining sub-maximal speed longer. 

Incorporate speed and race pace training

If you have a goal pace in mind, it’s important you train both that pace, and faster, at increasingly longer efforts to increase your ability to hold those paces in races and competitions.