Tag: freestyle kick

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How To Develop Rhythm In Freestyle (And Get Rid of ‘Dead Spots’)

Now, if you’re like me and you’re not a very good dancer because you lack rhythm on the dance floor, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a good swimmer. In swimming, you need to have a good rhythm because it reduces the amount of dead spots in your stroke and it means that you can […]

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If You Don’t Think Kick Is Important…

If you’ve worn a band in your freestyle before, some of those rubber bands or those synthetic bands that you can tie around your feet so that you don’t kick…then you’ll know just how important it is to kick to balance and time your stroke. When you’ve got a band on, it keeps your feet […]

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Do You Breathe Like This In Freestyle?

This week we look at your head position when you breathe in freestyle and how you change it to make it make your stroke more efficient and faster. We also give you a diving tip which will help you get off the blocks quicker. And we also look at exercises that you can do in […]

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Freestyle Swim Kick Technique – Vertical Kick Progression

The past 4-6 months have been the endurance phase of our training program. We’ve been doing more miles in the pool and higher intensity work. One thing which occurred to me is the poor kicking technique and strength in most swimmers. Sprinters must have a strong kick. To swim sub 30 for 50m freestyle it […]