I want to bring your attention to two common, but not widely recognized, problems of the kicking motion that adversely affect kicking speed. Neither is related to propulsion, but both are related to frontal drag.
Savor the successes and learn from mistakes. The only real failure is giving up. Swimming is exhilarating. It is also humbling.
One of my pet peeves is when coaches refer to the up kick on freestyle (or dolphin kick) as the ‘recovery phase’ of the kick.
Courtesy of Ultra Short Race Pace Training International Association – USRPTIA
Coming off a sizzling Fall High School season, the Bolles Sharks boys are looking to repeat as team champions at Winter Junior Championships (East) this week
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Courtesy of and written by Laura Quilter. New Zealand representative swimmer and lifesaver with an affinity for writing. Hoping to take what…
The amount of propulsion generated by the kick is arguably the most important difference among fast and not-so-fast swimmers.
We try our best at swim parenting and I don’t know a single swim parent who wants to be the reason our kids get stressed or want to quit.
It’s been about 14 months since I took up competitive swimming. I grew up with a pool in my backyard, but never began training with purpose until I was nearly 53 years old.
Bad gym habits. We all have them and we all don’t like to admit that they are there. But, let’s just own our bad habits and fix them!
There will come a time when we no longer drive our kids to practice, set up for meets, or drive out of town for meets. With all the time and energy being a swim family, what are parents to do when it’s over?
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Swimming is a big force behind who I am today as a person. The way I think. The way I…