QUESTION: Hi there, This is Shashank this side and I have a question – is it better to swim at a moderate speed continuously, or take short breaks, mix up the strokes and swim faster lengths (as a result of breaking in between)? I have been swimming for over 7 years now, 4-5 times a […]
Archive | Butterfly
Swim Butterfly Fast
It is important to develop good timing, technique and rhythm in butterfly over shorter distances before attempting any longer swims.
To swim BUTTERFLY fast you need to start with the correct technique.
How to Improve Your Kick?
QUESTION: Hi Gary, My 13 year old son would like to know how to improve his kick in training. He really struggles in kick sets and often gets overlapped. He swam at Age Nationals this year and has just moved clubs from a 25m training pool to a 50m training pool. He is coping with […]
How to Explain the Timing of the Butterfly Kick
QUESTION: Hi Gary I purchased your “nutrition” e-book last week. Excellent tips and I’m sure my boy will reap the benefits of your advice. My question is this. I am struggling to explain the timing of the Fly double-kick. Can you tell me when the big kick and the small kick should take place, timing […]
How to do Butterfly Kick
QUESTION: Hi Gary, I would like to know a couple of exercises for my butterfly kick and the easiest possible ways out of water and in! Is that possible? Thanks Jade ANSWER: Hi Jade, The best way to learn butterfly kick is in the water. Your legs will start together and your toes will be […]
Supporting a 10 year old Talented Swimmer
QUESTION: Hi, This is a question about my 10 year old sister. She excels in swimming, the best in her club for her age in butterfly and freestyle by far, she even has the best 50m Butterfly time for her age and gender in the state. She regularly comes homes from races with a handful […]
How to Improve Butterfly
QUESTION: Dear Sir, I have a son who’s age at 9 now. He swim butterfly for a year with no significant improve on time. His personal best for butterfly (50M) is 68 sec and free (50M) is 47 sec. Can you advice me the workout that I need to focus on to improve his performance. […]
Breathing Problems in Swimming
QUESTION: Hi Gary, First of all, your website and book have been great – definitely an important tool for parents with kids who swim. I would like to ask how I can help my son… he’s 11 years old, he is in the swimming squad, he trains 4 times a week (1.5hours per session) and […]
Frustrated Parent Over 13 Year Old Swimmers Technique
QUESTION: Hello Gary, I bought your book ‘Swimming for Parents’ and understand that by 13-18 years, technique plays a great role in whether the swimmer will excel or not. My son who is 13, currently, was winning every race at 12 years old during championship meets, now he seems to be faltering in every practice, […]
Good Racing Dives
QUESTION: Hi Gary, I have question for you. How much time can a good start dive save you in a race? Thanx!! roman ANSWER: Hi Roman, Getting a good start at the beginning of every race is very important. The difference between a swimmer with a very good dive start and a weak start could […]
Legs Feel Like Concrete When Swimming
QUESTION: Hello, I have a 15 year old daughter who is in her third year of swimming. She has made states and age nationals for butterfly and freestyle. In the first 50m she would be leading and then the last 50m she slows down to 4th as the top of her legs start feeling like […]