Any sudden, rigorous movements could lead to injuries. Dynamic swimming warmup exercises prepare you for the activity and lowers your risk of injuries.
Some swimmers underestimate the importance of warming up before swimming. It’s not surprising as it’s usually tempting to just jump right in. However, there are many reasons taking time to warm up is essential before you dive into the water.
But how many minutes should you take to properly warm up? The intensity of your swimming session will influence the amount of time you should spend warming up. If you plan to do swim sprints, it’s best to take your time to warm up. For some people, five minutes maybe enough, while others may need 10-15 minutes. The key is to listen to your body.