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 […]
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How to use Arms more than Legs in Swimming
QUESTION: Hi Gary, I am after some advice. I am a 58 year young guy, whom has always wanted to swim well, and consequently decided to take lessons. Swimming freestyle (front crawl), I become tired very quickly, and have been advised my leg action is excessive and that effort is tiring me, the result my […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to Stop Your Feet Dragging in Freestyle?
QUESTION: Hi Gary, How do I stop my legs from dragging low in the water when I’m swimming freestyle? Thanks, Terry ANSWER: Hi Terry, This is a common question from males particularly. A humans centre of buoyancy is in their mid chest and their centre of gravity is closer to the chest than a man’s […]
How To Stop the Spreading of the Legs in Freestyle
Recently I posted an article and some tips on https://theswimmingexpert.com/how-to-fix-my-sons-freestyle/ Following this article there has beena good response from a number of coaches, however one of them has stood out, and I will share it with you below. Hi Gary, Concentrating on kicking to keep the legs together while breathing may stop the leg spread […]
How to fix my Sons Freestyle
QUESTION: Hi Gary, My 9 & half year son is a decent freestyle swimmer. One very major fault he carries is ” Spreading / Bending legs while breathing – he also turns his head more than required” he breaths every 3 strokes. How to fix this? Thanks, Divakar ANSWER: Hi Divakar, In freestyle, many young […]