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 […]
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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 fix a screw kick in Breaststroke
QUESTION: Hi I’m a swimming coach, in lessons I got to many kids that got their screw leg in breast stroke,and in the swimming club i got around 4 kids, i have done a lot of research about the breaststroke legs and it helps, but it is a big headache that it is not working on […]
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 […]