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Should Swimmers Squat for Depth?

By Bo Hickey, Ritter Sports Performance, 03/07/18, 12:00PM CST

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Swimming is evolving so rapidly right now. From new dryland methods to advances in technique, the sport is changing by the day. Don’t cut the corners with your training.

When analyzing the sport of swimming, you’ll notice that there are very few times a swimmer will pass below 90 degrees in a squat-like pattern. When looking at squat patterns in swimming, the most glaring one surfaces when looking at the turn at the wall. The next one is a bit of a hinge/squat combo off of the start. 

When you realize that there are not many moments of a full depth squat in swimming, a question can arise?