Author: Brenton

Did you hear about Phelps?

Michael Phelps has awesome technique. He is the best swimmer in the world because he can travel through the water with speed, but stay relaxed and controlled at the same time (this is key guys’). There is more to Phelps than his technique though. Check it out in the great article by ESPN. Michael Phelps […]

What Is Your Most Pressing Question About Swimming?

As a swimming coach I’m always asked a lot of different questions about improving technique, increasing speed, learning the correct breathing method, etc.  It got me wondering what the biggest challenges everyday swimmers are having. If there was one thing which if you could get right, you know your swimming would improve dramatically, what would […]

Body Position in Freestyle – The 3 Steps to Achieving Correct Body Position in Freestyle

I wanted to share something with you that I learnt on the weekend from Australian swimmer Sam Ashby. He came along to our Saturday training session and assisted with the coaching on the day. He ran through a number of drills which focused on one hugely important part of freestyle. I worked on this one […]

How to Swim Faster – The Little Known Secret Used by Successful Swimmers

Effective propulsive movements in swimming are performed SLOW to FAST. Unlike other sports such as running or rowing, your arms won’t be moving at a constant speed throughout the stroke. Find out why…

Is Improving Swimming Technique The Only Way To Swim Faster?

When it comes to swimming faster, there are two ways to go about it. 1. Kick harder, pull harder and increase your stroke rate (the frequency of your strokes) 2. Improve your technique The first option is what 99% of swimmers will do in order to speed up and move faster through the water. There […]

Swimming Technique For Beginners – 3 Killer Tips To Faster, Smoother Swimming Technique

Great swimming technique doesn’t come naturally to most people. Most people are doing the incorrect thing because they haven’t been taught how to achieve great swimming technique. Do you feel like you’re trying much harder than you should be? Do you ever find yourself exhausted after only a few laps? Does it feel like you’re […]