Learning swimming freestyle flip turn

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This skill is used mostly by competitive swimmers excluding triathletes.  I would also suggest that older Senior Olympic swimmers consider doing open turns to get more valuable breath of air and a strong more streamlined push off out past the flags on every turn. Freestyle legs of individual medley races have just been updated to […]

My leg wraparound swim teaching method

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This method is ideal teaching small children.  It primarily uses the tool of “guidance.”  It has one central purpose to immobilize as many body parts as possible.  You want the learner’s brain to focus and develop only the one pattern or skill without other confusing sensory stimuli coming into the brain. Kids can tend to fidget […]

Why lap swimming is good for your health and fitness

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Water has more resistance than air and also removes the effects of gravity.  Running and biking are great cardiovascular activities, but your joints also take a pounding over time.  Swimming you can do into your 80’s and 90’s. What makes you healthy and fit is getting oxygen to your tissues and working muscles.  Your heart […]