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Our top tips for swimming as a beginner

Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or are new to a swim spa, it’s always a great idea to brush up on some of the best swimming tips to improve your technique. From warming up correctly to investing in the best swim spa attire, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our top tips to ensure that you’re making the most of your swimming experience.

Start with a shower

Before you slide into the swim spa, make sure you take a shower. Ensuring you shower before swimming helps to keep the pool water clean and sanitary for those who use it.

Warm Up

Often overlooked, warming up before you start your swimming session is really important to get your body and mind in the right state for swimming. Treat swimming just as you would a workout in the gym, get your blood pumping and let your body adjust to a new environment. We recommend starting with some arm and leg stretches before entering the swim spa, followed by 2-3 minutes of gentle gliding once immersed in the water.


Committed swimmers should invest in swimwear that is both comfortable and long-lasting. It’s paramount that your body feels relaxed when exercising. There is a variety of durable and stylish swimwear available which are often designed to be chemically resistant and quick-drying! Whether you opt for a high-end stylish bathing suit or something more-demure and modest, the ultimate objective is to feel comfortable and confident in the water.

Swimming must-haves

When swimming, we recommend wearing goggles and a hat. These swimming must-haves work really well to protect your eyes and your hair from the chemicals in the water. Swimming in a chlorine-filled pool on a regular basis can irritate your scalp and lead to dandruff. There’s a great selection of swim hats and goggles available online.

Enjoy it!

Our final, and most important tip is that you enjoy the swimming experience. The ultimate aim is to ensure you’re feeling as comfortable and confident in the water as possible as this will allow you to fully enjoy your time in the swim spa. Whether you’re a novice swimmer or a seasoned pro, swimming is about going at a pace and rhythm that is suited to you.     

These five tips will ensure that you’re getting the most out of your swimming experience. Whether you decide to swim in a pool, swim spa or lake, you’ll feel totally comfortable if you follow these tips. Swimming is a great form of exercise to work into your daily routine, working nearly every muscle in the body and boosting overall cardiovascular health, swimming can really make you feel great.

If you’re an avid swimmer, why not invest in your very own swim spa to really reap the benefits of swimming without even leaving your home! The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company have an extensive range of swim spas to fit every budget and specification.

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The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company specialise in providing hot tubs, swim spas, pools and gazebos and have experience of over 50 years in this industry. We also offer servicing and post-sales care for all of our customers to make sure that our customers get the best out of their hot tub.