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 swimming strokes!
Hereunder you’ll find an 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.
How to Swim Faster
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.
Putting on the Brakes
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.
Wide Arm Recovery
Freestyle Stroke Swimming Mistakes – Wide Arm Recovery: A wide arm recovery wastes energy, creates drag and can strain your shoulders.
Find out why this is the case and discover the means to correct this swimming mistake.