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Freestyle Technique – Head Position

Gary Barclay explains the correct head position when swimming freestyle. For more swimming freestyle tips go to Improve Your 50m Freestyle. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay, and today we’re going to have a look at the freestyle head position. Now it’s one of the most common problems in swimming, a poor head position in freestyle. So […]

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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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Head Position in Freestyle

QUESTION: Hi Gary, My 15 year old son only has the benefit of school swimming for training, there being no dedicated swim squads where we live and nobody with sufficient knowledge to advise on stroke. I have noticed in his freestyle sprints that he seems to have moved to more of an open water stroke where […]

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What am I Doing Wrong in Backstroke?

QUESTION Hi my name is Tito, I’m training to be a lifeguard but my only problems are my endurance due to my asthma and when it’s time to backstroke I have to use a ten pound weight and almost immediately I sink. What am I doing wrong? I try to keep my chest up as […]

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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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