Whether you are starting from scratch or returning from an injury, starting a new swimming routine can be tough. No matter the reason, if you haven’t dived into the pool recently, you may want to take it slow. Despite popular belief swimming is not like riding a bike, and your cardiovascular endurance on dry land is often very different than in the water. Though you don’t need to swim like Penny Oleksiak to maintain your fitness, having a basic understanding of the various strokes, and a simple workout plan can set you on the right track.
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