Technique and Training
One of the best tools out there, for everyone from a novice to an elite, is the snorkel. It helps you focus on one thing, encourages a pattern of movement, and helps you build skills.
If you’re coming away from swim practices dissatisfied, feeling in a bit of a rut, or perhaps not where you’d like to be with your technique, speed, or stamina, consider applying mindfulness to your swimming. You just might find that you can ignite a spark and re-energize your swimming.
Although some people look at fins as cheating, the reality is quite the opposite.
Stop wasting your warm-up.
How can you tell if you’re slipping? Slow down and pay attention.
Here are some fun, pressure-free suggestions for maintaining (or improving) your swim skills during your workout hiatus.
Butterfly with a great kick evokes the image of a powerful aquatic beast lunging through the surf, powering forward with undulating grace and awe-inspiring beauty. Yet many of us swim butterfly looking less like Flipper and more like hobbled jellyfish.
The undulating motion of butterfly can provide a swimming experience of sublime beauty and pleasure. But the stroke’s above-water, double-arm recovery introduces opportunities for fatigue that can quickly turn that pleasure into pain.
Has freestyle evolved to a point where we should follow elites who have strokes not previously considered perfect?
It’s exciting to constantly evolve with the sport, but you should ask yourself if adopting the newest technique is best for you.