Fast Freestyle Swimming Technique – Best Head Position Comparison

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February 18th, 2021 Training, Video

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

At the Race Club we work with a athletes of all ages and abilities. Most swimmers that come to us initially use what we consider a ‘high head position’. We’ve seen countless age group swimmers improve tremendously by learning how much faster they can be with a proper head position. We were curious how much difference a head position exactly can equate to in an age group swimmer?

Coach Gary Hall Sr tests our Velocity Meter technology with 10 year old age group swimmer Stone Miller. In each respective study we asked Stone to use different head positions. Find out how drastic the change in Stone’s head position makes as we do a side by side by side analysis.

We have also studied Olympian Jimmy Feigen with this same study and the results are quite different for a professional. So depending on your level of power often requires slightly different head position.

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Yours in swimming,

Gary Sr.

Gary Hall, Sr., Technical Director and Head Coach of The Race Club (courtesy of TRC)

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