Swimming - Albuquerque Roller Derby

Dec 1, 2017


Experience the joy and exhilaration of swimming with Albuquerque Roller Derby! As a sport and recreational activity, swimming offers numerous benefits for both the body and mind. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced swimmer, our swimming page aims to provide you with valuable insights, tips, and information to enhance your swimming journey.

The Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is a fantastic full-body workout that engages all major muscle groups. It helps improve cardiovascular health, builds endurance, and increases muscle strength. Unlike high-impact sports, swimming is low-impact, making it highly suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels.

Furthermore, swimming is a refreshing activity that can alleviate stress and improve mental well-being. The soothing nature of water combined with the rhythmic movements of swimming can promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.

Swimming Techniques

Mastering proper swimming techniques is essential for efficient and enjoyable swimming. Our expert coaches at Albuquerque Roller Derby have compiled a comprehensive guide to help you learn and refine your swimming skills.

1. Freestyle Stroke

The freestyle stroke, also known as front crawl, is the fastest and most efficient swimming technique. It involves continuous arm movements and a flutter kick. Our guide breaks down the key elements of the freestyle stroke, including body position, breathing technique, and coordination, to help you swim with ease and efficiency.

2. Backstroke

Sometimes referred to as the back crawl, the backstroke allows you to swim on your back while propelling yourself forward. Our detailed instructions on backstroke technique cover arm and leg movements, body alignment, and proper breathing methods to help you harness the power of this graceful stroke.

3. Breaststroke

The breaststroke is a popular swimming technique known for its symmetrical arm and leg movements. Our comprehensive breaststroke guide outlines the correct body positioning, coordination, and breathing techniques to enhance your breaststroke performance and efficiency.

4. Butterfly Stroke

The butterfly stroke is an advanced swimming technique that requires strength, coordination, and endurance. Our guide delves into the intricacies of the butterfly stroke, providing valuable tips on arm movements, body undulation, and breathing techniques to help you achieve a powerful and fluid butterfly stroke.

Swimming Safety Tips

While swimming offers incredible benefits, it is essential to prioritize safety in and around the water. Our safety tips will help ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming experience:

  • Always swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone; swimming with a buddy is safer.
  • Learn basic water rescue techniques and CPR.
  • Avoid alcohol before or during swimming as it impairs judgment and coordination.
  • Wear proper swim gear, including swim caps and goggles, to protect your eyes and hair.
  • Apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water before, during, and after swimming.
  • Observe weather conditions and avoid swimming in thunderstorms or strong currents.

Swimming Gear and Equipment

In order to fully enjoy your swimming experience, it is important to have the right gear and equipment. Here are some essentials for swimmers:

  • Swimsuits: Choose a comfortable and well-fitting swimsuit that allows for freedom of movement.
  • Swim Caps: Keep your hair protected and streamline your swimming with a swim cap.
  • Goggles: Invest in a good pair of goggles to protect your eyes and enhance underwater visibility.
  • Swim Fins: Improve leg strength and technique with the help of swim fins.
  • Kickboard: Use a kickboard to isolate and strengthen your leg muscles.
  • Pull Buoy: Enhance your upper body strength and focus on arm technique using a pull buoy.


Swimming is a remarkable sport that offers numerous physical and mental health benefits. Albuquerque Roller Derby invites you to explore the world of swimming through our comprehensive guide. From beginner tutorials to advanced techniques, safety tips, and recommended gear, we are dedicated to helping you make the most of your swimming journey. Dive into the water with confidence and enjoy the many rewards that swimming brings!

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Apr 26, 2023
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Feb 20, 2023
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Jan 19, 2023
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Nov 9, 2022
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Oct 5, 2022
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Feb 4, 2022
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Nov 10, 2021
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Nov 7, 2021
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Jul 31, 2021
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Apr 7, 2021
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Mar 30, 2021
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Mar 21, 2021
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Oct 26, 2020
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Sep 28, 2020
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Aug 26, 2020
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Aug 24, 2020
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Aug 10, 2020
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Jul 25, 2020
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Nov 13, 2019
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Nov 12, 2019
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Oct 21, 2019
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Jul 16, 2019
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May 1, 2018
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Dec 6, 2017