Kicking in the open water

  1 Mike Lewis | February 22nd, 2013 | Open Water, Training

Kicking in open water swimming is critical for pace changes and for breaking away to a strong finish. In this video we explain the Hug Drill to help build strength and power into your kicking. Do a few rounds of these and you are sure to have a little something extra next time you’re doing and open water swimming race

Coach Mike is the head coach of the Wind-n-Sea Masters swim team based in one of the mecca’s for open water swimming and a large number of it’s members are actively engaged in open water swimming all year round. The team features many top open water swimmers who have completed Catalina and English channel crossings. Additionally, many members are new to open water swimming and the program encourages fun and camaraderie in the open water.

The team trains at the Coggan Family Aquatic Center – a beautiful 50m complex that is less than a mile away from the La Jolla Cove – site of the La Jolla Rough Water Swim; the largest open water swim in the United States. Wind-n-Sea Masters archives all their works for the open water swimming and triathlon communities.


  1. Mike says:

    I was unable to see the Big 12 Swimming Championships. 100 Mens Butterfly. :((

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Mike Lewis is a sports photographer based in La Jolla, California. Mike has been swimming competitively for over 40 years and brings a unique perspective to swim photography.  His work has been featured in print and digital editorial pieces throughout the world.  Mike is also a renowned commercial photographer and …

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