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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 Stop Bobbing Up and Down in Freestyle

  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 […]

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Freestyle Technique – Correct Hand Entry

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 […]

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Freestyle Technique – Correct Breathing Timing

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 […]

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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  

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