Videos to Watch
We’ve been talking a lot about the underwater kick in practice. Our kicks should be narrow but strong, and we should be kicking equally in both directions. Here is an excellent video by Gary Hall Sr. and The Race Club that demonstrates three different kinds of kicks and how efficient they each are. They use underwater cameras and a velocity machine to measure the velocity (speed over distance) of each kick.
Underwater Dolphin Kicks: The 5th Stroke
If you haven’t watched the crossover turn video from last week, make sure to watch this one too:
The Fastest Backstroke to Breastroke Transition: Crossover Turn
Bonus Video if you are bored or liked the other two:
Freestyle Arm Recovery: Octane Levels