Underwater swimming
April 2023,  COACH,  EXTRA,  FEATURES,  Top Tips,  View from the Water

Tips for swimming underwater

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Relax and take it slow: Simon Griffiths shares some tips for underwater swimming

Learning to swim is, primarily, about staying close enough to the surface so we can breathe. Yet what child doesn’t delight in diving for coins at the bottom of the pool? The deeper the better.

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I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year and I provide one-to-one support to swimmers through Swim Mentoring.