Tag: rotation

How To Avoid Over Rotation In Freestyle

In freestyle rotation is a required element of your stroke. But too much of it kills your speed, power and can slow your stroke rate to below your ideal cadence. At our freestyle clinics we provide in-depth video analysis of your stroke. One of the key aspects we look at is the shoulder rotation. When viewing […]

Taking The Brakes Off Your Runners Hips

As a coach I can pick if a swimmer has a running background within a split second. I can spot ‘runner’s hips’ from a mile away, and it reduces your speed more than any other mistake in freestyle.

‘Runner’s hips’ are when a swimmer is bending at the waist, making their rear end float but their legs sink. A huge amount of drag is made on your thighs and the power you can generate from your shoulder and hip rotation is lost.