Swim faster with elite coaching tips
Start swimming to feel fitter and more alert
If you want to get fitter, sleep sounder, and have higher energy levels then you need to get your feet wet. And your legs. Actually, your entire body. After just four weeks of swimming subjects increased fitness levels by 15%, sleep quality by 40% and overall energy levels by 51%, according to Mindlab International. What’s more, the benefits weren’t just physical: participants reported a 33% decrease in negative emotions and a 35% increase in feelings of positivity, suggesting that a regular swim is one of the best things you can do to improve your physical and mental health. Use the expert tips below from Olympian Steve Parry on how to perfect your technique.