It’s often suggested that the best way for swimmers to optimise their performance is to swim naked. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, that’s exactly what most people did!
Thanks to ongoing innovation and scientific research, swimmers are getting ever faster and word record times are common place in big competitions. Although John Trudgen introduced front crawl with a scissor kick to Britain in 1873, front crawl with the more efficient flutter kick was first seen in a swimming race held in London in 1844, where the Americans easily defeated the British breaststroke swimmers.
As London 2012 draws ever closer, it’s highly likely watching the world’s most outstanding swimmers in action will inspire you to put on your water wings. By installing an above ground swimming pool from Products4Pools you can attempt to emulate the elite on a daily basis without having to leave the house! Why not go all the way and treat yourself to a spa, sauna or steam room for some well earned relaxation after all that exercise?