Tag Archives: body position

Freestyle Side-Kicking Drill with a Twist

I am sure most of you have done the basic side-kicking drill during a swim workout. This common drill works on body position by having one arm extended out in front and the other arm lying flat at your side. … Continue reading

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Targeting Your Core for Open Water Performance

Targeting Your Core for Open Water Performance

The idea that a strong core-body is essential to swimming is fairly common knowledge. Having strong core muscles aids swimmers in stabilizing their stroke, keeps the body in a hydrodynamic position, and achieves optimal body rotation. In open water races, … Continue reading

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Swim more Efficiently by Establishing a Neutral Body Position

I have spent most of my life in the pool. For this reason I have had about 20 years to develop a good stroke, but I am still trying to make changes and become a more efficient swimmer. For most … Continue reading

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How to use the Tech Toc for Short-Axis Strokes, Breaststroke and Butterfly

How to use the Tech Toc for Short-Axis Strokes, Breaststroke and Butterfly

As you probably already know, rotation is a key component for long-axis strokes, Freestyle and Backstroke. However, did you know the rolling of the hips is as equally important in Breaststroke and Butterfly? I have commented on the advantage of … Continue reading

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