Why Am I not getting faster?
I get questions from athletes every week about ... why I am not getting fasters, how do I increase my speed and why do I still get so tired and out of breath. WHY I AM NOT GETTING FASTER ... swimming takes time ...time to learn how to breath properly and develop a good stroke ... time to develop a swimming cardio system -- you know "that breathing thing". Runners and bikers of all levels start swimming and after just two lengths (50 yards) of the pool, most feel exhausted and worn out. Most athletes can learn to bike and run in a few weeks or months, but it takes a few months before seeing any substantial conditioning or speed. If you have some athletic life experiences to fall back on you will, in most cases, learn and progress faster than athletes just starting. Most athletes, regardless of ability, expect to be a world beater in just a few weeks ... this is (usually) not the case. Every athlete has an ego, goals and expectations ... realistic or not. These factors can sometime get in the way of progress. Bottom line ... leave your ego with your back pack when you get to the pool. If you wish to be a good swimmer you need to be patient! It takes three to four times longer to learn to be a good swimmer as it does most any other sport.
I have had very good athletes come to a practice and leave because a 65 year lady in the next lane or a couple of lanes over was swimming ... and swimming ... and swimming --- basically, "that old lady is kicking my butt" and the old ego could not handle it. .... PATIENCE!!!
The following information is for your benefit.
Go to the web sites look at the clips. Save this information and in a few weeks look at it a again ... and again ... and again ... repetition regardless of visual or physical are the building blocks of good athletic performance.
LOOK AT THESE WEB SITES
www.youtube.com / swimming / video