30 Minute Beginner Olympic Swimming Workout


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The 2016 summer Olympics are finally here! One of the most beloved summer Olympic sports to watch is swimming. This summer we watch as Michael Phelps competes for his 24th Olympic medal and as Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini competes on the historical Olympic refugee team.

After watching the athletes compete all day, it’s time for you to hit the gym and swim like Michael Phelps. Swimming is sometimes called the perfect workout because it burns many calories while working out your entire body.

 

Benefits of Swimming

  • Increases flexibility
  • Promotes bone growth
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Calorie burner
  • Lowers stress and depression

 

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30 Minute Olympic Swim Workout

Warm-Up – 5 Minutes

Stretch your arms and limbs by shaking them out (think like Michael Phelps when he’s heading to the pool before a race)

 

Swim – 20 Minutes

Swim an easy 200m (2 laps) with a stroke of your choice

Swim 400m (4 laps) freestyle stroke

Swim two easy laps 200m (2 laps) with a stroke of your choice

Swim 400m (4 laps) breast stroke

Swim two easy laps 200m (2 laps) with a stroke of your choice

 

Cool-Down – 5 Minutes

Swim a couple easy laps to cool down with a stroke of your choice

 

Go for Gold

Swim with speed for your two 400m swims

Increase your distance by adding additional laps

 

Swim Like a True Olympic Athlete

Add swimming to your weekly workout routine and you’ll start to see incredible results. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, achieve a specific fitness goal, or just keep active, swimming will help.

Keep up with swimming and we’ll watch out for you in the 2020 Olympics at Tokyo!