QUESTION: Hi Gary, I’m 17 years old and last year I was on a swimming camp and became very fit and the next week I went 57.1 in my 100m freestyle. I haven’t been able to even break the 58 barrier in the last year ! Any advice ? This is also the same for […]
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.
Now I am going to disclose that I know Ian Pope quite well and in fact was his roomie at the Trials when he made his first Olympic Swim Team as a coach in 2000 for the Sydney Olympics. It was a very exciting time for Ian. I have admired Ian’s ability to work with […]
If you have troubles breathing when you swim freestyle, you will love this short video. Todays question is from Lisa and Lisa would like some information on breathing in freestyle. Hi, my name’s Gary Barclay and today’s question is from Lisa. Lisa writes “Hello! I’ve just started swimming freestyle for a week, and I’m trying […]
QUESTION: Hi Gary, I have been following your website and responses to question for more than a year. I found it to be very informative. I have also read your book related parents guide. My daughter, she is 12 years old and has been participating in swimming competition at state level. Her main stroke is […]
World swimming champion James Magnussen has been beaten in the 100m freestyle final at the Commonwealth Games Trials in Brisbane. Listen to the race winner Cameron McEvoy and James talk about the race and how good it will be for them to work together and race each other in Australia over the next few years […]
Wow! Today I received my Effortless Freestyle pack and I’ve just finished watching the DVD. I am impressed with the contents of the DVD because by watching it and then focusing on the different drills in the water, swimmers of all ages will improve their freestyle technique and skills. In Effortless Freestyle, Coach Brenton Ford provides hundreds […]
QUESTION: Hi Gary, I am fit 40 year old that has been a runner and cyclist but hated swimming all my life so avoided the pool like the plague. Injury has meant I am now advised that swimming is all I will be able to do for the foreseeable future. I am a very, very […]
QUESTION Thank you Gary, that you provide me with all those valuable informations. But I’ve on question for you. My son (13 years old) is very good in all strokes. What I could tell you that, I noticed that he more like sprints than long distance. But I can’t understand that, when he swim […]
QUESTION: Hi Gary Sir, I am 18. My best time in 50m free is 27. I need some tips so that i can clock atleat 25 or below,and I clock 37 in 50m breaststroke. Please give me some tips to improve my breaststroke and clock 33 or below. Please help me sir. Regards Jagpreet ANSWER: […]
I was talking with 12 year old boy swimmer about 4 weeks ago and he was explaining to me how he had been getting really frustrated. He felt that he trained harder than some of their team mates however they always seemed to swim faster. I asked him to send me a video of himself swimming each stroke for me […]