When you start running there are 3 levels to it – beginner, intermediate and advance. And so do most of the things, swimming is no different.
The beginner level girl is fearful, careful and someone who sticks to the routine. Laps after laps and then coming back next day. Intermediate girls go on to practice the dives and jump from side of swimming pool. Maybe back floating but that’s the stretch.
Advanced girls on the other hand are different game altogether. Normal swimming isn’t in their dictionary.
Among all the things they do, deep swimming is the most dangerous and eyes worthy thing they do.
When you attempt deep swimming, you need to first master your breathing – sometimes holding it longer and other times learning to expand the lungs to the fullest.
Deep swimming by definition is deep – so it brings with it all sorts of dangerous situation. Lose the control on your breath and it becomes a life or death situation.
So a bit of warning – not everyone should attempt the advanced deep swimming. Many of us are good in beginner or intermediate levels.
It is fascinating to see them perform things which are superhuman in nature. But that’s where you need to end the fantasy – enjoy the show and get back to your normal swimming.
As you know the safety is of prime importance for you. So next time you see a show of deep swimming by someone, appreciate it and then move on.
For the select few who are on the edge and super competitive, practice breathing, holding breath and always do the deep swimming by informing the lifeguards. Because when you are in deep water, you are already under water so signaling help is difficult.
Also, if you don’t come up every 1 minute the lifeguard should assume there is a danger.
Go ahead and explore your boundaries but with safety and all within regulations. Keep swimming.