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Tagged With: stroke efficiency

Breathing Choices for the Crawl Stroke

When learning the front crawl (“freestyle”), learning to breathe comfortably takes a lot of practice. You have choices on when to breath. The two most common methods are: – One breath per every arm cycle. – One breath for every three arm strokes (alternate bi-lateral breathing). Various books and videos will espouse one method as … Continue reading »

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Measuring Progress in Swimming

If you want to improve your swimming, it is important to make “objective” measurements of performance and effort. Logging this information after each swim will provide benchmarks. Here are some basics on doing the measurements. Measuring Performance Time The time it takes to cover a specific distance is the most basic measurement. Waterproof watches are … Continue reading »

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