There are tons of benefits when you choose to swim as your sport, but perhaps the best part is that you get a champion of a professional swimmer.
A good body for swimming is usually tall, with long, flexible limbs, broad shoulders, and (usually) a toned belly, a professional athlete looks very trendy during the seasons. Here are signs that you have an ideal body and physical status for this water sport.
You are tall (and most body parts are long)
Swimmers are among the top sports of outstanding height. For example, the average height of the 100m free World Championship male athletes is 1m93, of which the shortest one is the American Rowdy Gaines who is 1m84. (This is also the height of Missy Franklin and Australian speed athlete Cate Campbell
Especially, the stride length of the swimmers is more than 10cm longer than the body length, while the average person has these 2 indexes similar.
Legendary long-distance swimmer Janet Evans is only 1m64 tall. David Berkoff, who is famous for his story about butterfly waves at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, is only 1m75 tall. Or now, Japanese superstar Kosuke Hagino is only 1m75, this shows that even though the trend of the height of swimmers increases, height is not everything.
You are flexible
Before starting the competition, you will always see Michael Phelps flexing and then throwing his hands across his chest for his hands to hit the back, then tossing his arms back to each other. Phelps also has very good elasticity in the ankles, along with hyper-extending, those who have this feature will catch more water than the average person.
The movement must be done from the head, long amplitude requires us to have very flexible ribs, shoulders, and back to have lean.
You have good health
I’m not talking about being as strong as a weightlifting athlete, lifting massive weights in the gym, but about general strength (even though swimmer Nathan Adrian can push 2 dumbbells 160 pounds on each side – about 72kg).
Michael Phelps can pull the bar 30 times at a time, according to me a swimmer must at least be able to pull 5 at the same time and for men, this number must be even more. This is a simple and extremely important exercise for swimmers to develop upper body strength.