QUESTION: Hi, My daughter is 10 and has competed since she was 8 with good times in all strokes especially fly and free. She has had about 2 months off as a result of Osgoods Schlatters and then an accident with her pony. She is now worried her times will not be as good […]
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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 […]
QUESTION Hello, I am 57 yo and would like to join a swim squad for my age group. I used to swim competitively as a child in the country. Do such squads exist? if so, could you recommend one to me. Regards Libby, Ivanhoe, Victoria. ANSWER There are a number of Masters Swimming programs in […]
Gary Barclay talks about corrent leg recovery in breaststroke and how an incorrect recovery will cause alot of drag. Hi, I’m Gary Barclay. And I’m going to have a look today at one of the most common problems with breaststroke, and in particular the breaststroke kick, and that is the poor leg recovery, where the […]
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Hi. I am a 60 year old man who wants to train to swim 1.76 miles in 7 months. I have been swimming 3 times a week for a few weeks now. I am swimming 1/2 mile each time using the breast stroke and the crawl. I swim nonstop until I have reached my limit. […]
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 […]