You Might Be Holding Breath Too Long

You Might Be Holding Breath Too Long

Improving ease of breathing is probably the top request I get from new and returning swimmers. It is no wonder – breathing frequently is necessary, swimming requires a lot of respiration, and breathing with the head underwater most of the time is quite an...
Choose A Role Model… That Fits You

Choose A Role Model… That Fits You

It is very likely that most of you reading this article have also browsed online videos of marvelous swimmers that you admire in some way.  Who would be your favorite? And maybe you’ve gone one step further to study one of those in particular and have started to...
Can You Trick Yourself Into A Longer Stroke?

Can You Trick Yourself Into A Longer Stroke?

When you are working on improving your stroke length (stroke count) or stroke rate (tempo) there are neural tricks you can perform to get your body to make a fairly quick improvement in a single practice. But, in many cases, those improvements hold up for only a few...
Embrace The Butterflies

Embrace The Butterflies

Have you ever had that almost sick feeling in the stomach, just before the start of a race? Or, how about just before going on stage to give a speech? In some cultures we call those ‘the butterflies’. Photo by Alex Guillaume on Unsplash I recall having...
Learning The 2 Beat Kick – Part 2

Learning The 2 Beat Kick – Part 2

Continued from Part 1… Forming The Kick Conveniently, these two roles for the legs – CBF and 2BK – work together seamlessly. The counter-balanced foot position happens to be the poised position for the feet, ready to initiate the next kick on the...