Gary Barclay explains rotation of the shoulders and body in backstroke swimming. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay, and we’re going to have a look at one of the most common problems in backstroke. And that is the lack of rotation through the shoulders and through the body, through the axis of the body. So what happens […]
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Backstroke – Correct Hand Entry
Gary Barclay talks about the correct hand entry in backstroke and what can happen if your hand does not enter in the correct position. Hi my name is Gary Barclay, and today we’re going to have a look at backstroke. We’re going to have a look at one of the most common problems in backstroke, […]
Backstroke Technique – Head Position
Gary Barclay explains the correct head position when swimming backstroke. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay and we’re having a look at backstroke, and in particular we’re having a look at the head position in backstroke. Now one of the most common problems in backstroke is when a swimmer has their head too high in the water. […]
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 […]
Too Much Swim Training for a 12 year old Girl?
QUESTION: Hello, Our daughter is 12 1/2 years and currently trains with her swim team 16 hours a week; approximately 4 hours of that is land training. She enjoys swimming and to-date has not complained about the 4:40am wake-up, or late night swims. Her school grades are good. She has had no injuries. We fully support the […]
Does Competing in Carnivals Improve a Swimmer’s Times?
QUESTION: Hi Gary, My daughter is 10 and my son is 9 and I was wondering how they can improve their swimming times to be able to compete in the NSW Country Swimming Championships . My daughter missed out last year but she is keen to go this year. She is competing in different carnivals […]
How Far Should Young Children Swim?
QUESTION: I have a 8 year old girl and a 9 year old boy. They get entered into galas having to swim 800m as well as 200m IM, 100m freestyle, up to 7 or 8 races at a time. Is this very good for them? As a parent I would like to ask the question, […]
Get Back into Swimming
QUESTION: Hi, I am 15 years old and I quit swimming 2 years ago. I have still done swimming in between but now with a club and at a competitive level. Now I want to get back into swimming but I have very low endurance, how would you suggest that I improve? Sarah ANSWER: Hi […]
Should my 10 year old take a break from Swimming
QUESTION: Hi, should my highly competitive 10 year old take a break from swimming? What are the benefits of taking say 4 weeks off in the winter season, contrasted with swimming all year with only a couple of short one week breaks? Would a shorter break of say two weeks be better than 4? She […]
How Many Swimming Sessions for an 11 Year Old
QUESTION: How many times a week, should a 11 year old boy train swimming – if he is serious about training. How long should the sessions be for? Thanks Dina ANSWER: Hi Dina, The number of sessions an 11 year old boy should train from child to child. In general I would say 3 to […]