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How to Breathe Less in a 50m Freestyle Race

QUESTION: Hi. I am 11 yrs old my last 50 free sprint meters was 35.33 I am trying to get to 30 or under but recently I’ve been noticing getting very tired in a 50 and my dad was a competitive swimmer and says I need to be breathing a lot less but I cannot […]

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Learning to Breathe in Swimming

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 […]

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How to learn breath control when swimming?

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 […]

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How to Breath Correctly in Freestyle?

QUESTION: Hi, Could you please answer a question relating to how to breath correctly for freestyle swimming. On the exhale phrase, do I breath out, underwater of course, through my nose or through my mouth or a bit of both, in a long release? Also, when I use the 3 stroke method with a alternating […]

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Freestyle Stroke Correction

QUESTION: Hi Gary, I am wondering if you can help me out with my freestyle stroke? Something is going on with it which has slowed my 800m time from a 9:12 to a 9:29 (twice) – over a period of a month. I am 13yrs old. I have attached a link to a short movie […]

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Learning Freestyle

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?  […]

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Body Rotation in Freestyle

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 […]

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How to Swim Freestyle Faster

Everyone would like to swim freestyle faster. In this video, Gary Barclay provides you with a number of different tips to help you swim freestyle fast. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay, and today I’m going to give you a tip in regards to how you can swim faster in freestyle. When you’re training or when you’re […]

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