Kick Speed Determines Swim Speed!

Kick Speed Determines Swim Speed!

Hi All – welcome back to Part III of our series on the Freestyle Kick. I know it’s been a minute since I wrote a blog post, and I feel like that just how it goes sometimes. Any who, if you haven’t had a chance to read Part I or II. Click the links below to get caught up: Part I: https://swimlikeafish.org/your-kick-determines-your-swim-speed Part II: https://swimlikeafish.org/4-freestyle-kick-secrets Let’s get started! In Part

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4 Freestyle Kick Secrets

4 Freestyle Kick Secrets

Welcome Back to Part II of our series on the Freestyle Kick! In today’s post, I’m hoping to give you a better overall idea of the Freestyle Kick mechanics – by giving you the 4 Freestyle Kick Secrets – you need to swim FAST. The Freestyle kick itself is nothing to technical, after all – we did dissect into a bit of details in Part I of this series. So

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Your Kick Determines Your Swim Speed!

Your Kick Determines Your Swim Speed!

In Freestyle, the kick can generate up to 40% of propulsion of the entire stroke! I always tell my clients this when I work with them to help them put into perspective how IMPORTANT the Freestyle Kick is. It doesn’t matter if you’re a long-distance, sprinter, or middle distance Freestyler – your kick determines how FAST of a swimmer you are! In our new series, we are going to dissect

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4 Common Swimming Injuries

4 Common Swimming Injuries

Swimming is a very common and fun activity for many families. Millions of people, young and old, wait for the summers to go out and swim at their local pools. Most of them even start refilling and cleaning their personal pools early in the spring to prep for their upcoming pool parties. There is also a big subset of people who swim for fitness, and go to their local pools

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The Missing Link in Your Butterfly!

The Missing Link in Your Butterfly!

All – welcome back! Holy cow, it’s been a long time since I wrote a blog. I’ve had a crazy start to 2021, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. I have a ton of thoughts on our next series, but concluded on the missing link in Butterfly as we head into our Championship Season! Let’s Get Started! One of the main things I see with my

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I am Swammer! Now What?

I am Swammer! Now What?

When you have been a swimmer for as long as you can remember, it is hard to imagine a life without swimming and it is even harder to comprehend the amount of change that accompanies athletic retirement. Any life transition isn’t easy to navigate but one that happens so early in life when you are still trying to figure out who you are is especially difficult to manage. With it,

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Which Type of Crossover Turn is for YOU?

Which Type of Crossover Turn is for YOU?

Woof – it almost feels like two lifetimes have passed since I wrote my last blog post. I’m happy to be back at it and ready to bring you all Part II of our series on Crossover Turns! In today’s post, we will be dissecting which TYPE of Crossover Turn is for YOU. If you didn’t read Part I and learn all about the 3 styles of Crossover turns, I

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Pre Race Techniques for Swimmers

Pre Race Techniques for Swimmers

We’ve all been there – sitting behind the blocks, stomach full of Butterflies, thinking about all the potential things that could go wrong in the race ahead. It’s normal. Yep, that’s right. To be nervous, is normal. Why? Because that means you care. Most swimmers who have big goals for themselves don’t go to practice everyday, hoping – not to get better. We all want to, but the cue is

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3 Different Types of a Crossover Turn

3 Different Types of a Crossover Turn

The Crossover Turn has made strides in the last decade of being the ‘Fastest Turn’ out there for the Backstroke to Breaststroke transition. The funny part is this type of turn was actually a progression from the many different styles of Backstroke Flipturns dated back to the 1970’s. Little did I know the rabbit hole I was about to go down about this turn. A big thanks to a few

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