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By mastering underwater swimming and breakouts after starts and turns, athletes can maintain speed off the wall and reduce race times.
In previous articles I’ve talked about basic elements of freestyle swimming: turns and starts. The element I intentionally left out was how to properly transition from a start or turn without deceleration upon surfacing. This article was written to help athletes of all levels improve race transitions.
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Getting into the pool with great technique can help you maximize speed and efficiency and reduce race times.
Diving off a block for a swimming event is the only time in any race at which velocity peaks to a point that is unattainable during the swim. Casual observers of The Pool event at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games probably noticed Jordan Troyan in the final men’s heat traveling halfway across the 25-yard pool with a… Continue Reading
Minimizing time spent at the wall is essential in swimming events. By mastering the open and flip turns, you can save energy and shave seconds off lap times.
One of the simplest ways to improve times in the pool is to develop streamlines and turns.
Turns are relatively easy to practice, meaning athletes can perform many repetitions without fatigue, and at some point the swimmer will be forced to… Continue Reading
The Pool event at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games revealed dramatic differences in swimming efficiency. Adam Palmer explains how you can learn to cut through the water.
The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games introduced a swimming event held in a pool, which was unprecedented in the brief history of the Games. The event was 10 rounds of a 25-yard swim, 3 bar muscle-ups and another 25-yard swim, and the short lengths in the water revealed the… Continue Reading