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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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12 Year Old Boy Overtraining

My son is 12 years old and swims competitively. He currently trains 6 days (evening)a week (5000 – 6000 per session). In addition he land trains twice a week , and trains with the Water Polo team twice a week. Therefore he currently has 10 workout sessions a week. The Swim coach has added two […]

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The Book – Swimming for Parents

Learn everything you need to know as a swimming parent. Whether your child is just starting out in the sport or competing at a National level this book will provide you with all the answers you need to become the best swimming parent to help your child succeed. “Swimming for Parents” is a resource that you will […]

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Swim BUTTERFLY Fast

Swim BUTTERFLY Fast

It is important to develop good timing, technique and rhythm in butterfly over shorter distances before attempting any longer swims. To swim BUTTERFLY fast you need to start with the correct technique. The article written by Gary Barclay on Butterfly Technique is well worth reading. swimBUTTERFLYfast  

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Swim BREASTSTROKE Fast

Swim BREASTSTROKE Fast

Breaststroke has little relationship to freestyle, backstroke or butterfly. In breaststroke, the limbs work simultaneously and symmetrically, not alternately like the other three competitive strokes. Unlike the other strokes, there is also no above water recovery of the arms. To swim breaststroke efficiently and fast swimmers must firstly use correct technique. Correct breaststroke technique includes: starting each […]

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Swim FREESTYLE Fast

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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Swim BACKSTROKE Fast

While backstroke 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, it is not as fast or efficient as freestyle. Backstroke is swum with arms out to the side of the body, meaning a […]

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