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How to use Arms more than Legs in Swimming

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I am after some advice. I am a 58 year young guy, whom has always wanted to swim well, and consequently decided to take lessons. Swimming freestyle (front crawl), I become tired very quickly, and have been advised my leg action is excessive and that effort is tiring me, the result my […]

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How to improve my swimming?

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I was lucky enough to spend most of my childhood on a property with a large natural lake, spending 3-4 hours most summer days in the water. I never took any swimming lessons, and thought of myself as an accomplished swimmer because I was so comfortable in the water. When I went […]

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Masters Swimmer Wants to Improve Kicking

QUESTION: Hello, I am a masters swimmer and have been swimming for about 18month. I swim with a group of adult swimmers and when it comes to kick sets i find i am falling behind, yet when i swim i have no problems keeping up. my kick is my weakness. What can i do to […]

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How to use swimming to get fit at 43 years

QUESTION: Hi, I am 43 and have only recently started swimming. I am managing 20 x 20 mtr lengths in 20 mins and was wondering what I should be aiming for, to ensure I keep a reasonably high level of fitness. I have been constantly in the gym so my resting heart rate is between […]

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How to Breath Correctly in Freestyle?

QUESTION: Hi, Could you please answer a question relating to how to breath correctly for freestyle swimming. On the exhale phrase, do I breath out, underwater of course, through my nose or through my mouth or a bit of both, in a long release? Also, when I use the 3 stroke method with a alternating […]

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