How to Swim Freestyle – Arm Technique and Movements

How to Swim Freestyle – Arm Technique and Movements

This article explains how to swim freestyle with correct arm stroke movements. In fact, the arm stroke accounts for as much as 90% of the propulsion in the freestyle stroke, while the flutter kick only accounts for 10%. So using proper swimming technique is important....
Front Crawl Technique – Head Position and Body Roll

Front Crawl Technique – Head Position and Body Roll

To swim front crawl with the greatest efficiency and prevent neck injuries, you need to properly position your head and roll your body. This article explains the correct swimming technique to be able to do this. Have a Neutral Head Position In the past, it was often...

Freestyle Stroke Swimming Mistakes – Wide Arm Recovery

In the freestyle stroke, a wide arm recovery is a swimming mistake that makes your technique less effective. This article analyzes why this is the case and suggests a few swimming drills to correct this bad habit. A Real-Life Example The other day at the pool I...

Freestyle Stroke Swimming Mistakes – Overreaching

This freestyle stroke article is part of a series that describes common swimming mistakes and how to correct them. This article specifically explains why overreaching above water at the end of the arm recovery can be counterproductive for your swimming technique and...

Freestyle Stroke Swimming Mistakes – Putting on the Brakes

This article is the first one in a series about freestyle stroke mistakes. The mistake this article focuses on is called Putting on the Brakes. Here’s a swimmer that exhibits this flaw: Putting on the Brakes Putting on the brakes is a mistake in the freestyle...
The Flutter Kick: Swimming Technique and Common Mistakes

The Flutter Kick: Swimming Technique and Common Mistakes

This article describes the technique of the flutter kick in the front crawl stroke. It also covers common mistakes, kicking rhythms and some tips to improve your technique. To get started, let’s have a look at a video that shows the freestyle kick in action...

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