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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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One Tool – and Five Sets — That Will Transform Your Swimming

By Terry Laughlin INTRO There’s only one guaranteed way to swim faster. It’s not training for more yards, harder repeats, nor to build ‘limbs, lungs or muscles.’ It’s to build a long, efficient stroke, then hardwire your brain to maintain … Continue reading

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Using the Tempo Trainer to Increase your Stroke Rate

Using the Tempo Trainer to Increase your Stroke Rate

Maintaining a high stroke rate is an important part of any open water swim. During my Catalina crossing in August 2010 I raised my stroke rate from 68-72 strokes per minute to 75-77 as the swim progressed. Since then I … Continue reading

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