Do you prefer to swim in a pool or open water? Check out this article for my top 3 reasons to do your swim training in a pool.
There is a HUGE difference between swimming in a pool and swimming in open water.
And each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
In this article, we will look at the top three benefits of training how to swim in a pool.
It is considerably safer to train in a swimming pool because the environment is more controlled than it is in open water. There are no animals, riptides, waves, swells, etc.
Of course, that doesn’t make it 100% safe. Nothing is when it comes to water. So always make sure you train with someone present that will know what to do if something goes wrong.
This is especially true when doing underwater swims.
Because the water is not moving, it is much easier for a beginner to practice specific techniques in a pool.
And then once you are good at it, you can take it to the open water.
Always remember to start with the basics and gradually progress to more difficult ones. This way you will develop positive habits and correct techniques.
When swimming in open water there are many variables and you have to be vigilant to ensure your personal safety.
You still need to be vigilant in a pool, but not as much because there are fewer uncontrolled disturbances, which makes it more comfortable to swim in a pool.
A pool not only provides a safer and more controlled environment but also gives you a sense of comfort.
By practicing new swimming techniques when you are comfortable with your surroundings you can learn new skills the correct way and faster.
If you want to discover what to practice when learning to swim in a pool or in open water, check out the 'Survival Swimming' training manual.
Swim safe everyone!
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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.
He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.
As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others.
These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan.
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