Mark Foster’s 3 key tips for improving swimming
1 Focus on technique
Technique is everything. Everyone has their own individual style, but it’s not about ploughing up and down, it’s about how much water you can hold with each stroke. The more you practise, the better you’ll get.
2 Lay out a plan
Make it realistic. Aim for three times a week, but if you can only manage one or two sessions a week, then that’s fine: something is certainly better than nothing. Then, build from there.
3 Go outside your comfort zone
Like in life, we like doing things we’re good at, because we’re good at them. We ignore the things we don’t like because we’re not good at them. Flip it on its head, because you’re much more likely to improve more at something you’re not so good at.