Swimming freestyle with straight arms like Vladimir Morozov
QUESTION: Hello Gary I would like to ask if the way Vladimir Morozov swimming is efficient? I mean his freestyle swimming. If he is doing high elbow position too and swimming like you showed it on your video? I’m asking because I can’t see it. I’m asking because I’ve got the same height as Vlad […]
How to swim faster as a Master’s swimmer
QUESTION: Hi Gary, I have a 60 year old male swimmer who can’t get the idea of changing gears. Do you have any ideas? Thanks Barb ANSWER: Hi Barb, I have a couple of ideas which may help you to improve your swimmer in this area. The first is to focus on making sure the […]
How to fix Breaststroke kick so both legs do the same?
QUESTION: Hi Gary I am a swimming teacher and also the parent of a keen swimming son. I have recently started reading your book swimming for parents which I am finding very interesting. I have a 10 year old student who is struggling with breaststroke. She is an excellent freestyle and backstroke swimmer, but when […]
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 […]
Swimming for Parents
The Benefits of Swimming Save people’s lives Healthy recreational exercise Swimming is a sport that requires a long term development program in place and results will not come overnight. The benefits of having kids swim before and/or after school, keeping them out of trouble and busy, etc. Life Skills: Dr John Hogg from the University […]
Suggested Swimming Training for an 8 year old
QUESTION: Hi, we have an 8 year old daughter who has been swimming competitively for a few years and is very keen on training more. Our problem is that we no longer live in Australia and have moved to Bali. We would like some advice on giving her the best training program for her age. […]
Too Much Swim Training for a 12 year old Girl?
QUESTION: Hello, Our daughter is 12 1/2 years and currently trains with her swim team 16 hours a week; approximately 4 hours of that is land training. She enjoys swimming and to-date has not complained about the 4:40am wake-up, or late night swims. Her school grades are good. She has had no injuries. We fully support the […]
How Many Hours Should I Train?
QUESTION: I’m 12 years old and I want to become an Olympian swimmer. How many hours should I be training a week and what should i be eating?? Thank you Nat:) ANSWER: Hi Nat, Thanks for your email. To become an Olympian is a great goal to strive for. As far as training is concerned most strong […]
What is the best knee width in Breaststroke?
QUESTION: Hi Gary, My daughter is 12 years and has recently begun competitive swimming. My question is what is the optimum knee width for breaststroke? Thx Lamar ANSWER: Hi Lamar, In breaststroke, the knees will come apart to a width slightly wider than the shoulders as the legs are recovering and preparing to kick backwards. […]
How to improve the second 50m in a 100m swimming race
QUESTION: Hello, I love reading your emails, I have a question with my son’s swimming. In a 100m race he goes well to the 50m mark then on the return he starts to loose form and races considerably slower. How can he improve the speed in the second half of his race? This is in […]