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I Want My Children to Love Swimming

QUESTION: Hi Gary,  I have twins.  They are 9 years old. I started swimming very late in life and I love the sport a lot, but I don’t want to be overbearing with my kids so I have them do all sports. Currently they are in basketboll 2-3 times a week and every weekend they […]

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How to Improve Backstroke Arm Speed?

QUESTION: Hi Gary, How can we improve speed of our arms in backstroke because when we do fast arm movement in backstroke it is difficult for me to coordinate 6 beat kick. Kindly help me in this regard. Zahir ANSWER: Hi Zahir, I often see backstrokers that fit into one of two categories. There are […]

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How to Kick When Swimming Butterfly

Gary Barclay explains how to kick when swimming butterfly. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay. I’m going to talk to you a little bit about the butterfly kick. The most common problem we find with the butterfly kick is where swimmers kick just from their knees, rather than using their hips and their torso to drive the […]

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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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