Learn How to Fly Fast like Roland Schoeman – Race Club Swimisode

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

Olympic Gold Medalist Roland Schoeman has developed one of the fastest dolphin kicks in the world. The dolphin kick has become so important in the sport of swimming, now being used in all four strokes, that it is commonly referred to as the ‘fifth stroke’. In this video series on #thefifthstroke, Gary Hall Sr has Roland demonstrate several ways to improve the dolphin kick. In part I of this Race Club Swimisode series, find out what Coach Gary Hall has up his sleeve to get Roland to work both the up and down kick in Butterfly.

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

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

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coacherik
6 years ago

As a former backstroker, I disagree with the first statement about leg dependency (see, LCM 200 backstroke), but everything else is great!

Reply to  coacherik
6 years ago

If you are suggesting that the kick is extremely important in backstroke, I agree completely. The only technique that kicking power is not as critical is in the high stroke rate distance freestyler with a two beat kick. There are fewer and fewer of those swimmers around.