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Excerpts — Swimming Drill Book-2nd Edition

Learn more about the freestyle stroke

Freestyle is the fastest of the competitive strokes. In competition, however, swimmers often try to speed up by moving their arms faster through the air. They try so hard that their strokes deteriorate, slowing them down.

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Improve head and body position to breathe more effectively

Getting enough air while swimming in open water is critically important. This drill and the next two drills are designed to help you improve your head and body position so that you can breathe effectively in open water.

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Develop strength to add power to your stroke

To develop strength in the lats and the muscles of the upper back, some of the most important muscles for generating the power behind your pull.

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