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Workout Wednesday: Freestyle Base

Workout Wednesday: Freestyle Base

1×600 25 kick, 75 drill 4×125 middle 75 kick :15 seconds rest 8×25 15 meter underwater kick, 10 yards swim :15 seconds rest     4×250 steady a smooth, :15 seconds rest 4×200 negative split by 100, :20 seconds rest … Continue reading

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Stroke Rate vs Distance per Stroke: Who is right?

Stroke Rate vs Distance per Stroke: Who is right?

 In recent years there has been an increasing tendency for coaches to push increasing DPS to improve swimmer’s performances. Yet, during the Olympic Games, in every freestyle event over the 50 meter sprint, one sees a variety of techniques used … Continue reading

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The Art of Feeding

The Art of Feeding

 If you’re new to open water swimming or haven’t logged swim distances that more closely resemble something a runner might do, the term feeding may be unfamiliar. Like other marine creatures that spend significant time in the water, long distance … Continue reading

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Freestyle Head Position

Freestyle Head Position

After getting a few questions from customers, I wanted to write a quick post about the Freestyle Snorkel and proper head position. Below is an image detailing incorrect vs. correct head position:   By curving the tube around more, the … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday – Trip Back in Time

A trip back in time…one of my best sets ever completed- Summer of 1994 (LCM), 20×400 on 4:40, last 5 descending On the last one- touched the wall at 4:19 So in this Wednesday’s workout, let’s take a stroke from there: Warm-up … Continue reading

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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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A New Way to Use the Bolster Paddle for High-Elbow Catch

A New Way to Use the Bolster Paddle for High-Elbow Catch

The Bolster Paddle is designed to help swimmers put their wrist and elbow in the correct swimming position. The unique paddle design locks the wrist in place, encouraging an “early vertical forearm” or high-elbow catch in the front part of … Continue reading

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Straight Arm Recovery in Open Water Swimming

Straight Arm Recovery in Open Water Swimming

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how swimming in open water is different from swimming in a pool, and what that means in terms of technique. In addition to playing around with increasing my stroke rate (the … Continue reading

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FINIS Snorkel Comparison – Part 4 of 6

After looking at the standard Swimmer’s Snorkel and the Swimmer’s Snorkel Junior, this week we review the Freestyle Snorkel… Freestyle Snorkel After receiving great feedback from coaches and swimmers on our Swimmer’s Snorkels, our R&D team decided to make a … Continue reading

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Stop Fighting the Water! Part 3

Stop Fighting the Water! Part 3

Pull More Water A goal of every swimmer should be to constantly refine their technique to become more efficient in the water. We’ve discussed how you can lengthen your Freestyle stroke by extending the hand entry. Another opportunity to improve … Continue reading

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