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Swim Freestyle Fast with correct freestyle technique

 

The freestyle stroke is the fastest, most efficient stroke, because it maintains the body in a streamlined position with the limbs able to apply constant propulsive forces due to the arms alternating action and the continuous flutter action of the legs.

To swim freestyle fast you need to start with the correct technique.

Freestyle Questions

Freestyle - Behind the Goggles

50 Freestyle

QUESTION: I am a 16 year old junior in high school, and just finished my third 3 month swim season. I do not swim club year round, only the 3 months of high school since freshman year. My time for 50 freestyle is a 24.91, and I will need to take off about a second to […]

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Struggle to improve kicking

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I have a 9 year old female swimmer who has been swimming competitively for about 1 year.  She has been slowly improving but has been struggling to improve her kicking propulsion.  Is there anything she can do to improve her kick to develop more propulsion?  Please advise. Thank you, Victor ANSWER: Hi […]

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Freestyle Technique – High Elbow Position

Gary Barclay explains the importance of a high elbow position in both the arm recovery and under water pull when swimming freestyle. For more swimming freestyle tips go to www.SwimFreestyleFast.com. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay. We’re going to have a look at one of the most common problems in freestyle, and that is where a swimmer drops […]

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Advice to Swim 800m under 14 minutes

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I’m currently training to do pro ocean lifeguarding for this upcoming season. I need to do my 800m pool swim in under 14mins. I’m a good swimmer and I currently swim this sort of time but I wish to improve. Can u give me any advise on how I should be training each week? […]

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How to Pace 200m and 400m Events?

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I was just wondering how it is best to pace 400m freestyle and also the 200m’s free, back. breast. I am asking because I am a sprint swimmer I often find myself struggling with these distances which I think is probably due to my pacing. Thank You, James ANSWER: Hi James, The most […]

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