How to Swim: A Beginners Guide 🏊

A Guide for beginners to learn how to swim. Teaches you how to tread water, freestyle, and backstroke. Guaranteed to help you feel and look like a professional swimmer. By: Robert Mau and Leon Lo

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How to Swim: A Beginners Guide 🏊
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Using the wall or a kickboard, kick your legs up and down. Keeping your toes pointed and legs straight. This is known as freestyle kick.

Using the wall or a kickboard, kick your legs up and down. Keeping your toes pointed and legs straight. This is known as freestyle kick.

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Move your arms closer and farther apart from each other at the same time. When moving your arms, try to feel the water. Feeling the water helps you keep your head above the water.

Move your arms closer and farther apart from each other at the same time. When moving your arms, try to feel the water. Feeling the water helps you keep your head above the water.

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Combine your arms and legs to tread water.

Combine your arms and legs to tread water.

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Using the wall or a kickboard, kick your legs up and down. Keeping your toes pointed and legs straight. This is known as freestyle kick.

Using the wall or a kickboard, kick your legs up and down. Keeping your toes pointed and legs straight. This is known as freestyle kick.

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Pulling water in freestyle will move you forward the most. To pull the most water, take advantage of your arm span. To start your pull, reach in front of you.

Pulling water in freestyle will move you forward the most. To pull the most water, take advantage of your arm span. To start your pull, reach in front of you.

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Remember to pull behind you, not down. Pulling down is a very common mistake for even experienced swimmers. When starting your pull, bend your elbows and pull all the way behind you.

Remember to pull behind you, not down. Pulling down is a very common mistake for even experienced swimmers. When starting your pull, bend your elbows and pull all the way behind you.

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Rotate side to side when pulling, so you use your arms and shoulders, causing less effort.

Rotate side to side when pulling, so you use your arms and shoulders, causing less effort.

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When your arm comes over the water, bend your elbows like when you were pulling the water. Keep your arm close to you and the water. Don't let it swing around, since it uses more energy.

When your arm comes over the water, bend your elbows like when you were pulling the water. Keep your arm close to you and the water. Don't let it swing around, since it uses more energy.

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To breath lift half of your head above the water. Keep your head on your arm, this will help you breath properly. Remember it will take time and effort to accomplish this but keep practicing.

To breath lift half of your head above the water. Keep your head on your arm, this will help you breath properly. Remember it will take time and effort to accomplish this but keep practicing.

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When swimming freestyle, keep your whole body on the surface of the water, especially your head and butt. Combine everything to swim freestyle.

When swimming freestyle, keep your whole body on the surface of the water, especially your head and butt. Combine everything to swim freestyle.

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Using a kickboard, lay on your back holding the kickboard. Kick your legs up and down. Keeping your toes pointed and legs straight. This is known as backstroke kick.

Using a kickboard, lay on your back holding the kickboard. Kick your legs up and down. Keeping your toes pointed and legs straight. This is known as backstroke kick.

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Pulling water in backstroke will move you forward the most. To pull the most water, take advantage of your arm span. To start your pull, reach in front of you.

Pulling water in backstroke will move you forward the most. To pull the most water, take advantage of your arm span. To start your pull, reach in front of you.

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When starting your pull, bend your elbows and pull all the way behind you. Rotate side to side when pulling, so you use you're arms and shoulders, causing less effort.

When starting your pull, bend your elbows and pull all the way behind you. Rotate side to side when pulling, so you use you're arms and shoulders, causing less effort.

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When your arms are out of the water,  bring your arms in front of you. Keep your arms straight.

When your arms are out of the water, bring your arms in front of you. Keep your arms straight.

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When swimming backstroke, keep your whole body on the surface of the water, especially your head and butt. Combine everything to swim backstroke.

When swimming backstroke, keep your whole body on the surface of the water, especially your head and butt. Combine everything to swim backstroke.

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Good luck in swimming. Never give up and always try your best. Rise to the top and be the best like Michael Phelps did, the greatest athlete ever.

Good luck in swimming. Never give up and always try your best. Rise to the top and be the best like Michael Phelps did, the greatest athlete ever.

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