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Freestyle Technique – High Elbow Position

Gary Barclay explains the importance of a high elbow position in both the arm recovery and under water pull when swimming freestyle. For more swimming freestyle tips go to www.SwimFreestyleFast.com. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay. We’re going to have a look at one of the most common problems in freestyle, and that is where a swimmer drops […]

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Why is technique important in swimming?

QUESTION: Hello, I have a lot of stamina and my swimming coach tells me that I swim very fast but she tells me I have to improve techniques… in a race not speed is important?? why should I bother with techniques Jean Claude ANSWER: Hi Jean Claude, It sounds like your swimming coach is a […]

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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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Butterfly Kick Needs Improvement

QUESTION: Hi, My daughter started swimming competitively at 9 1/2 yrs.  She excelled in butterfly doing very well for the first couple of years.  She has just turned 14. For the last two seasons she has come to a standstill in butterfly.  I have noticed that most of the work is done using her arms […]

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How to Catch the Water When Swimming Butterfly

Gary Barclay explains how to catch the water when swimming butterfly. Hi. I’m Gary Barclay and today I’m going to talk to you about one of the common problems in butterfly. This particular problem is in relation to the arm stroke, and when the hands are underneath the water many swimmers get a good catch. […]

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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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