QUESTION: Hi Gary, My 15 year old son only has the benefit of school swimming for training, there being no dedicated swim squads where we live and nobody with sufficient knowledge to advise on stroke. I have noticed in his freestyle sprints that he seems to have moved to more of an open water stroke where […]
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.
QUESTION: Hi I am 58 and have been swimming all my live unfortunately without any formal training. I have developed over the years a right shoulder injury due to only breathing to my left side. I have read all your articles related to breathing on both sides but still find it very difficult to […]
QUESTION: When starting to teach children freestyle arms and breathing could I please have your opinion whether we should teach 2,3 or 4 arms. Is there any reason why all swimmers should bilateral breath? Or can they breath two & four strokes and be just as strong and smooth in the water as a bilateral swimmer? […]
Gary, Congratulations on your website. It is great to encounter an intuitively designed and content rich site. Easier said than done of course! QUESTION: I have a small technical question on body rotation (a new concept to me): I find it easier to rotate when taking a breath. It tends to flow with the recovery […]
Question: Hi, in swimming freestyle, my child is bobbing up & down. How can this be fixed? Thank you J Answer: Bobbing up and down in freestyle is a common problem for many young (and not so young) swimmers. The most common reason swimmers bob up and down is because when the hand is […]
Gary Barclay explains the correct hand entry when swimming freestyle and why it is so important to get the entry right. For more swimming freestyle tips go to Improve Your 50m Freestyle. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay, and we’re going to have a look at the hand entry in freestyle. Now one of the most common […]
Gary Barclay explains the correct time to turn your head to breathe when swimming freestyle. For more freestyle tips go to Improve Your 50m Freestyle. I’m Gary Barclay. And today I’m going to talk to you about one of the more common problems in freestyle, and that’s incorrect breathing timing. In regards to the timing when […]
I have a kid age 9. I feel that when he does free kicking it is very slow. How can he improve his freestyle kick? The key to improving freestyle kick is to do plenty of it at a good intensity. I would start with sets of 25m kick fast and then build up to […]
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. swimFREESTYLEfast