We are living in a world where we have a limited time to take care about the fitness of our body. That’s why people are looking for a way to get in shape fast and preferably through a fitness activity that’s interesting in fun. Swimming is certainly one of those exciting and completely free activities. This is also an excellent exercise for those who have certain problems with their feet, back or knees because they won’t be pressured during the exercise.
Swimming in the pool has its own advantages, but many people prefer swimming in the open water if possible. The feeling of freedom in the ocean or in the sea is priceless and cannot be compared to the feeling we have in the pool. Swimming in the open water is excellent for professional swimmers, but also for swimming enthusiasts that want to get in shape, stay fit or improve their health. If you want to practice this activity in the open water there are few things you should take into consideration.
To start with, before you start with this exercise you need to be sure about your physical preparedness. If you get tired while you are in the pool you can easily reach the edge of the pool and take a rest. However, if you get tired 500 feet from the shore things can get a little bit difficult. That’s why in the beginning you should avoid going very far from the shore.
Another thing that you should consider is the flora and fauna in the waters. It is not unusual to get in contact with some of the marine creatures and these contacts will certainly disturb your swimming for a brief moment, but you should not start panicking.
Those who are planning to swim far from the shore should learn few self rescue techniques. Just like any other physical activity, this activity can result in accidents and you need to be prepared to solve situations like this in the best possible way.
Finally, you should never start swimming in case the weather conditions are not safe. If you notice a storm or similar unfavorable conditions don’t start your exercise. If you notice this while you are in the water try to get back as soon as possible and prepare yourself to use the self defense techniques we’ve mentioned before.