Thursday, August 9, 2012

Swimming, The Dos and Donts-Part 2

well, so much for tomorrow huh?
its 3 months later, proving how lazy i am these days.

this is part 2 of my guidelines on swimming, if you haven't checked part 1, you can go HERE.

this part will mainly be on the subject of WHEN YOU ARE IN THE WATER. the first part is before you are going in the water, so this is while you are in the water. (did i just repeat 'in the water' like a million times?)

lets get to it.

1. okay, after you "wet" yourself, you can go into the water right after. for beginners, it is better to use the "ladders". usually they have it like on every side of the pool. so, if you are scared, enter slowly. usually pools have tilted floor. it usually starts shallow, then goes deeper at the end. the deepest public pools' depth is 8 meter. start on the shallower side first. its the same thing with seas and rivers. ALWAYS starts on the shallower area, then work your way into the deeper area. usually, after i entered the swimming pool, i do a breathing exercise. i don't know if this is the official breathing exercise for swimmers, but it helps, A LOT. the exercise is easy. you hold on to the side of the pool, let only your head above the water, then take a deep breath using your mouth, then you dip your head and breath out using your nose, in the water.then you arise and take a breath using your mouth, and dip your head and breath out using your nose. i hope you can understand this, and you can repeat that for as many times as you want.

2. if you are a beginner, NEVER go beyond your height. if you cannot feel the surface, or the floor with your sole, don't attempt to go deeper. go back to the shallower area, since you can start panicking and it can lead to drowning. but, if you like already "terbabas", DO NOT panic. STAY CALM. first, you have to know where you are and which way leads to the shallower area. then, you turn to that way, and start hopping. like a kangaroo do. start hopping forward, pop your head out of the water to take a breath. and insyaAllah, you will make your way to the shallower end of the area. but if, you are feeling that you are going deeper, and you cannot hop anymore, then still stay calm, and jump. jump as high as you could to grab the attention of the lifeguard, or anyone. jump and shout HELP!. or, you can make a signal with you hand if you cannot pop up your head. you clap as loud as you could, and make like drowning gestures with your hand. that's why it is VERY IMPORTANT to go swimming where there are lifeguards.

3. while swimming, also be very alert. since there are other people swimming, you have to watch where you are going, or you can crash into a stranger and get embarrassed, or worse, drown. so be alert at all times. since some people are ignorant, you have to be the one that is alert.

4. girls, u should be careful of your body. this is also the place where some perverts take advantage. someone slap my butt one time, and i don't know who to point, since there are many people. so BE CAREFUL.

5. if you are in any way feeling tired, stop swimming, go to the side and just relax. you can do the exercise i mentioned above. or, you can just sit there and relax. there are no rush in swimming, except when you are in a competition, obviously lah kan. haha.

i think that's it. or i just went into a mental block state. if there is anything more to tell, i'll update later.

stay tune to part 3. =D