Teach your kids how to kick, pull, and turn like the pros with these swimming technique and practice tips.
To perform the flying squirrel, grab your ankles after your feet have left the board's edge. Finish by leaning forward.
Choosing what exercises to do is hard for a swimmer. Not everything obviously translates from the weight room to the pool.
The key with making it work is really hitting that last dolphin kick and using it to power you through that first stroke cycle at full speed and power.
Tuck dive: the diver bends his or her knees, bringing or "tucking" the knees and thighs closer to the chest and heels toward the buttocks.
Simple performing squat jumps and body weight squats isn’t going to cut it for an elite age-group or senior diver who has mastered every bodyweight movement.
Everyone has seen or experienced a cringe-worthy race where goggles fall around the swimmer’s neck, fill with water, or worst of all, in their mouth after they dive off the blocks.
With powerful legs, you will be able to jump further in the air, which increases speed because it is easier to move through the air than it is to move through the water.
The kick plate conceivably allows the rear leg to produce more force and generate higher horizontal velocities than can be developed with a track start on a traditional block.
What all these drills have in common is they force swimmers to manipulate their body to keep their midsection and thighs at the surface and avoid getting into a snowplow position.
Many people find there is something soothing and relaxing about being in the water — even when they are working out.
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