Swimming has been referred to as one of the body-forming and mind- relaxing exercises. Despite the age group, this low-impact exercise is the best form of fitness. But there are a large number of misinformation these days, some of which lingers at the back of the mind the whole day. For beginners to swimming, one of the common is that the deep seawater has a shark in them.
Not just the random people, those in the sport with years of experience are hearing or say are having so many myths about it.
Below are the 4 misconceptions or swimming myth that we think everyone must know about;
Weight lifting is key to faster swimming
This is actually no concept that lifting weight would speed up your swimming. If you are willing to swim faster, practice is what can help rather than lifting up those heavy dumbells. As per one of the Australian swimmers, she never put up her mind and hand over the lifting of weights. Looking forward to speeding up your swimming time? It is just the practice that will make you win the game and satisfy your desire for faster swimming. Choose to have this strategic objective and let yourself be counter-productive.
Losing weight is also one of the swimming myths. But it is true. While a majority at the same time says that it is not true. Research has shown a large number of people who lost weight just by satisfying their swimming passion.
“Swimming have been referred to as one of the great activities when it comes to losing weight”
Say no to food within 2 hours of swimming
This myth also goes wrong as one can never teach an empty stomach. This coming from the experienced swimmers basically is that one may drown if they swim right after eating. This is due to the fact that when one uses the energy for digestion, it eliminates the legs and arms from working which is considered as the main support for this activity. The real fact is that when one swims right after eating, the brain puts all its attention on swimming rather than on digesting. Hence, what the majority of coaches say is to act smartly and not eat anything prior to going swimming.
Lack of sweating during the swimming
When you swim, your body sweats as the human heart in the pool increases the pumping rate which ultimately increases your body temperature. Thereby, letting the body sweat. This means this myth is not true. When in the pool water, you just don’t feel overheating and sweat. Being in the water just doesn’t give you this feeling like you feel when on the land. A suggestion for healthy swimming is that one must hydrate oneself both before and after swimming activity.
Swimming techniques stop working as the age grow
This myth sounds odd as swimming is one of the physical activities that every age group loves to do. From the beginning to learning to move further, one only gain experiences with the swimming techniques they are taught to learn. Obviously the age matters as when one starts growing older, the habits change, energy reduces and there are so many tricks and techniques that they are unable to perform. The game of age can never be denied.
Not just the beginners, those gaining experience of the tricks and techniques over the years can also continue with making improvements in their strokes.
“According to the latest research, age groups producing the least drag in the pool have turned out to be the successful swimmers”
If swimming is your ultimate hobby, then trust me you’ll hear a lot of myths and the majority of them would be false. Do you think that clear water is always clean? Do you think your hair would turn green if the amount of chlorine in the water is more than the pool desires to have? Do you also think that if you haven’t taken swimming classes in your childhood, you’d never be able to learn? All of these questions have one answer and that is “no”.
Swimming can be learnt at any age if you have no fear of the pool. It is obvious that experience comes with the time, but thinking of these myths as true may damage your learning power. What was the common myth you’ve been hearing since childhood? Do share with us in the comment section as below!