Swimming Final Review – 2008/2009. FUN, FITNESS, SAFETY, STROKES. Safety Basics. Safety always comes first. Do not panic in the water. Take deep breaths and try to relax; you are more buoyant when you are relaxed.
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Safety always comes first. Do not panic in the water. Take deep breaths and try to relax; you are more buoyant when you are relaxed.
In an emergency situation use common sense. 1st Assess the situation; 2nd Call for help; 3rd (Reach or throw; don’t go.)
Always wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) when participating in open water sports – boating, kayaking, water skiing, canoeing, white water rafting, etc.
“Think before you do.” Diving is a high risk activity. Diving accidents are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Please note: ***Feet first entries into the water should be a rule all swimmers follow.
The more relaxed you stay in the water; the more efficient your stroke will be.
Swimming Heart Rate is determined by how hard you are working. Take your Heart Rate for 6 seconds and multiply the number by 10 to get beats per minute. During warm-up, 120 bpm (beats per minute) is the goal heart rate. In order to reach your target heart rate (training zone) it is recommended people exercise between 140 bpm and 160 bpm.
Swimming is believed to be known as the most “healthful” cardiovascular and muscular endurance work-outs