The major components of successful underwater kicking are maintain a stable platform, create as much propulsion as possible, maintain equal propulsion and tempo in both directions, and maintain a posture that reduces drag.
For many years, coaches have talked about limiting breathing in freestyle and butterfly sprints. But is it a good practice for Masters swimmers to follow? Although it would be nice to have a one-size-fits-all answer, the reality is that it’s di...
The major components of successful freestyle are strong catch and propulsive arm action, effective, constant kicking action, streamlined posture, and great timing.
The major components of successful breaststroke are strong catch and propulsive arm action, strong catch and effective kick action, drive forward, timing of the arms and legs, and streamline posture.
Early mornings have long been the domain of most Masters swimming workouts. Many adult swimmers find that getting up at the crack of dawn to log laps fits better with busy work and home schedules. But depending on your goals for such exercise, new r...
The major components of successful backstroke are: Create direct propulsive arm actions Accurately time body rotation and arm action Maintain body alignment and posture Maintain an effective kick
The major components of successful butterfly are: Establish a strong catch and propulsive arm action Optimize undulation Effectively time the leg and arm actions Use the arm recovery to sync the stroke
For swimmers of any age to improve, they need to know exactly what to work on to improve their technique. This series will distill swimming down to its critical components, focusing on what really matters. Although it doesn’t seem like it, swim...
You’ve probably heard of many ways to train your core, from sit-ups to squats. No matter what exercises you’ve mastered, it’s beneficial to step back occasionally and take a step-by-step approach to strengthening your core.
As a swimmer, I love when the coach writes DRILL on the board. I know that I can focus on my technique without worrying about my speed.