Improving Your Swimming Strokes
Once you’ve learned to swim you can carry on improving your swimming stroke until you are swimming in a streamlined and efficient way.
If you want to swim faster or just want to feel as though you are improving, then concentrate on your stroke technique. Strokes should look smooth without too much splashing.
Don’t forget about turning at the end of the pool too, as a good turn can help you get into a rhythm in the water so you don’t feel the need to stop after each length.
In our British Gas Swimfit zone training camp section you can watch and learn from a range of basic and advanced technique videos for the four main strokes. Check out the sample video on front crawl left.
A few top tips
As well as videos, the British Gas Swimfit zone has loads of great tips. Check out these tips for the main swimming strokes:
- Perfecting front crawl
- Breaststroke tips
- Perfecting backstroke
- Butterfly for beginners
- Advanced butterfly
Don't forget swimming lessons are not just for beginners. A great way to improve your swimming stroke is to get lessons with an ASA qualified swimming teacher.
- Look up your nearest pool on our Pool Finder and search for ASA Adult Lessons.