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In this video I am going to show you how to fix the most common freestyle mistakes. Specifically, by doing swimming exercises and drills from the video, you will master arm stroke and breathing technique really fast!

0:23 - Low elbow arm stroke
4:03 - Arm stroke while breathing
6:46 - Lifting head for taking a breath
9:29 - Short arm strokes
11:08 - Large bending at the knees

Here's what you'll learn in today's video:

First, I will show you the cheat code how to perform correct arm stroke. By using my tip, 100% you will do an arm stroke correctly.

Next, you will find out chair arm stroke exercise to set up your freestyle arm stroke technique. Also, you will figure out why swimmers have bad swimming technique and how to avoid it.

2nd most common mistake appears when swimmer does not have basic swimming skills. Swimmers are taking a breath and at the same time performing an arm stroke. This mistake makes swimming hard and super inefficient. When you correct this mistake, your freestyle swimming will be 2x faster! (This is really easy).

Then, I will show you how to get rid of incorrect breathing technique. Many swimmers have learnt to breathe in the water by themselves, therefore, in many cases technique is wrong. Breathing is super important in swimming and especially, if you are a triathlon swimmer. Fortunately, this is much easier to correct than it sounds.

Next, I will show you how to improve swimming by using the same amount of energy with Long Efficient Arm Strokes. By performing such arm strokes in IronMan competitions, you will swim really fast and save energy for cycling and running.

Finally, the last mistake is caused by performing incorrect kicks. This mistake can be dramatic and ruin the entire swimming. Kicking does not give us large speed boost. However, incorrect technique slows us down. Check out my swimming tutorial to get correct kicking technique.

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Highlights of the Women's Swimming 50m Freestyle Semi-Finals from the Aquatics Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Swimming has featured on the programme of all editions of the Games since 1896. The very first Olympic events were freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904.

In the 1940s, breaststrokers discovered that they could go faster by bringing both arms forward over their heads. This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke, but gave birth to butterfly, whose first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition.

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Front Crawl Swimming Technique

Basic front crawl swimming technique can be broken down into five parts. The five parts are:
Body position
Leg kick
Arm action
Timing and coordination

Video Transcript:
The body must be kept horizontal, stretched and streamlined, with the face in the water and the eyes looking downward and slightly forward. The head leads the movement, only turning when a breath is taken. The shoulders and upper body rotate to maximize the reach and power of the arm action.

Using a continuous movement that originates at the hips, the swimmer shows a steady alternating and rhythmical leg kick within the body width. The toes are pointed and the ankles relaxed and the knees bend slightly to take full advantage of the accelerating down beat. The feet make a small splash as they kick and remain near the water surface. The strength, power and depth of the leg kick will depend largely on the distance and pace of the swim.

The arm action should be rhythmical, balanced and controlled. The finger tips lead the hand entry, entering the water at a point in front of the head between the shoulder and center line. The hand continues to lead the arm and shoulder into the swimmers full reach before starting the propulsive phase. The hand presses outwards and downwards to the catch position, causing the shoulder to rotate inwards and the elbow flexes to help provide power. The hand accelerates through an S shape pathway to the hip where the hand releases and the arm can be lifted, elbow first for the recovery. The arm is taken back over the water in a pathway close to the body, with the hand close to the head as it remains near to the water surface. When one arm enters the water, the other arm should be at its propulsive phase to ensure maximum continuous propulsion. The overall arm action should ensure the swimmer gains maximum distance per stroke

Breathing should occur to both sides in a relaxed and sustained rhythm, while maintaining a horizontal and streamlined body position. The swimmer exhales fully as the head turns when the hand pulls through and past the hip. Inhalation then takes place quickly as the arm begins its recovery phase so that the face can be rolled back into the water as the hand reenters.

The kicking, arm action and breathing must be coordinated and controlled. Each part of the stroke should compliment each other smoothly whilst maintaining a balanced and streamlined body position. All actions must be smooth and continuous.

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Top 9 Pool Swimming Hacks | Swim Training Tips

There’s a lot we can learn from elite swimmers and we're not talking about their beautiful swim strokes, we're referring to hacks. We’re going to be sharing some of these shortcuts and tips you can adopt ahead of your next swim session that will be sure to enhance your swim training experience.

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Butterfly is super hard swimming style. However, after watching this video, you will swim much better and easier.

In this video, I will teach you to perform each technical element in butterfly. By practicing butterfly swimming, after some time, you will literally fly over the water surface.

Firstly, I will explain how to perform the arm stroke. You will understand what does high elbow position mean.

Then, you will learn to do technically correct kicks and at the exactly required for it time.

Also, we will talk about breathing and arm recovery in the air.

However, if you want to get to know to each technical elements in details, you need to watch Butterfly swimming lessons on my channel.

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You push all the way down with your arms to your hips, kick with your legs, and then recover your arms by bringing them as close as possible to your body, and reach forward to begin the repetition again. Push down, bring your arms down all the way to your hips, and come up with your arms forward. If you begin to run out of air, come up to the surface, take a breath, and then dive down again and repeat the butterfly arms with the breaststroke kick in that repetition. That's how you swim underwater.

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*I did a lot of research and put my own spin on what's already out there. I am not a psychologist, but I have used these techniques since I was a child and I always found them effective. I hope you do too :)

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