Grothe Blasts 27.5, Eyeing Sprints

27.5 for a 50 Brick kick.  With an open turn.  With The Brick.  Not much can slow Zane Grothe down, apparently not even a 6lb weighted kickboard.  He’s known for strong finishes with a monster kick but maybe he has his sights set on a freestyle sweep in 2020?  If anyone can pull it off, it’s Zane. The guy has as much drive and determination as anyone in swimming.

You can support Zane on his journey to Tokyo by following his Instagram and Facebook pages, and you can see more interesting content like this by following Fike Swim (Instagram | Facebook), a proud sponsor.  

Good luck, SWIM DIFFERENT!  And #traininzane


About Fike Swim

“We design products exclusively for the toughest sport in the world.  We unapologetically place swimmers on a pedestal.  The rigors they embrace on a daily basis can only be understood by another swimmer and they deserve a company focused 100% on helping them succeed.  Whether you’re just starting out or training for Tokyo, we stand behind you.”

-James Fike, Founder

Fike Swim Products was born when founder James Fike put a brick on top of a kickboard and transformed just another legs-only kick set into a total body workout felt into the next day.  Since then it’s been our mission to create unique swim equipment with the single-minded goal of making you faster. We don’t sell toys. We create tools to help you reach your potential.

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A non-e mouse

Lol if Zane Grothe does a freestyle sweep at any national level meet in 2020 I will livestream myself eating my own dirty socks


What is it with swimswam readers and eating things?

A non-e mouse

I’m a swimmer type, if there is one thing I know I can do, it’s eat

Go Bearcats

Desperately trying to compare to the crazy stuff that these pros can do

swimmers eat and eat and eat…. it’s why we swim….so we can eat anything (eating dirty socks after Grothe free-sweep as well)


some love the non food items – its good for digesting illusionary hopes . lol

Phelps swims 200 breast rio

Looks like this video was shot with a brick.

Go Bearcats

Anyone else catch that video of Dean Farris kicking a 26.5 50 of breastroke kick with an 8lb brick? It was a couple of years back, I’m sure he’s in the low 20’s by now considering his drops in college.


Sometimes I wonder if he sees these comments

Dean Farris fan


Steve Nolan

There’s nothing Dean Farris doesn’t see.

Except if you put a sock on the doorknob. Then he’ll respect your privacy.


That is, if he doesn’t eat it.

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