How To ‘Lift Weights’ In The Water – Part 1

How To ‘Lift Weights’ In The Water – Part 1

If you want to swim farther and/or swim faster, you have to be both more skilled, and stronger. Some people focus on just one or the other. But you can develop both of those together if you require both in how you go about your training.  I trust you are already sold...
Should You Be An Augmented Swimmer? Part 1

Should You Be An Augmented Swimmer? Part 1

Some years ago I was approached by a engineer/swimmer who was developing a clever device that you could strap to a swimmer’s waist and would act like an airplane’s gyroscope and black box, recording the movements of the vessel: changes in velocity, changes...
Could You Be Hyperventilating?

Could You Be Hyperventilating?

[Here is an excerpt from my working draft of the forthcoming Better Breathing In Freestyle book. It’s going to be loaded with useful stuff you don’t commonly find in swimming books!] There are two main gases that your exercising body needs to deal with. It...
Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle

Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle

This is an addendum to the post The Tension Behind Relaxation… Some Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle There could be hundreds of focal points for building appropriate tension and relaxation throughout the stroke – far too many to discuss in a...