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Proper Body Alignment Leads to Faster Swimming

By Abbie Fish, Ritter Sports Performance, 08/09/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Here’s the kicker though — human muscle sinks and fat floats. So if you’re a more built swimmer, it’ll be harder for you to keep yourself up at the surface versus someone who spends less time at the gym.

Proper Body Alignment leads to faster swimming — but how exactly do you do it? In our next blog series, we will be discussing the keys to proper body alignment to help you swim faster.

Let’s get started…

Humans are nothing like fish. We cannot breathe underwater, and our bodies resemble more of a brick in the water than anything aquatic related. With this, there isn’t too many things we can do to anatomically change our body shape. We are built the way we are.

In order to be fast swimmers though, we must work within our anatomical parameters and morph our body into the best possible position to swim in.