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Why the Breaststroke Kick Speed Drill Matters

Having great speed in breaststroke kick is one of the techniques that led Olympian Rebecca Soni to gold medals in the Beijing and London Olympics.

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Why Freestyle Body Rotation Matters (Video)

Body Rotation is one of the key ingredients to a fast freestyle swim technique.

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Roland Schoeman schools you on The Fifth Stroke (Video)

Many are talented kickers, but all fast swimmers work their kick a lot. Dolphin kick not only requires tremendous leg strength, it demands the whole body to move to create maximum propulsion.

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Backstroke Drill, 6 Kick Switch (video)

World champion backstroker Junya Koga demonstrates a backstroke swim drill, also known as 6 Kick Switch, that will help you appreciate the importance of this extreme rotation from one side to the other.

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Learn Dolphin Kick Freestyle – Michael Phelps swim technique (VIDEO)

Michael Phelps uses this technique. The dolphin kick freestyle was also used by Olympic Champion Michael Klim from Australia, in the final meters of his leadoff 100m freestyle on the relay at the 2000 Olympic Games.

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What are the Peaks and Troughs of the Stroke Cycle?

Once we understand how important it is to obey the law of inertia in the water, how do we really know if we are?

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Get Your Freestyle Head Position Right – Roland Schoeman Swimisode

Roland Schoeman shows how head elevation slows your technique while Junya Koga swims freestyle effortlessly with his head in the correct swimming technique.

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

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’.

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How To Finesse Your Freestyle

What does finesse mean with respect to swimming fast? Gary Hall Sr., Technical Director and Head Coach of The Race Club, dives deep on this topic.

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2 Breaststroke Techniques and 3 Key Timing Tips

Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.

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How to do a Perfect Backstroke Start – Video

World Champion Junya Koga shows us both the incorrect and correct feet positioning while Gary Hall Sr. explains why correct feet positioning matters in the start, launch and entry.

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2 Great Ways to Test your Breaststroke Kick

There are two simple tests to evaluate your swimmers’ mobility and potential to kick breaststroke fast. See them here…

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How to Master Swimming Starts With The Slingshot – Video

With the introduction of the back footplate on the swim starting blocks in 2008, the dynamics of the technique of starting changed.

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How to Master The Back Footplate on Starts

There are two options for the track start using the back footplate, weight forward or weight backward.

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Rebecca Soni Breaststroke Wall Kicks, 92 per 45 seconds (Video)

Stroke rate for breaststroke is quite variable, particularly for the 200. Regardless, the speed at which the legs are drawn forward and push backward to provide propulsion is critical.

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