There is always room for improvement in your swimming technique once you have learned the basics of the popular swimming strokes. In fact, because swimming is a sport that can be practiced at any age, you can virtually spend the rest of your life fine-tuning your swim strokes!

A female freestyle swimmer shot from under water

There’s always room for improvement in your swimming technique!

Hereunder you’ll find and overview of common mistakes that occur in the different swimming strokes with links to articles that describe each mistake in more detail and give tips on how to correct it.

All Swim Strokes

How to Swim Faster with Less Effort: Swimming faster isn’t only about getting stronger and building up your endurance. You also need to decrease drag by improving your position in the water. This article gives you more details.

Freestyle Stroke

Freestyle Stroke Swimming Mistakes – Putting on the Brakes: Describes a common mistake intermediate freestyle stroke swimmers make during the arms’ recovery called “Putting on the Brakes”. The article also explains how to correct this mistake in your technique.

Freestyle Stroke Swimming Mistakes – Overreaching: Explains why overreaching during the arm recovery in the freestyle stroke can strain your shoulders and lead to injury. Corrective exercises are proposed.

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