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How to Swim Faster Freestyle: A study of the freestyle stroke

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Published on Jan 29, 2008

http://www.SynergySwimming.com Monterey, CA Here is a short study of Ian Thorpe's powerful swimming style.

Comments • 70

jshaules
You are certainly right that body rotation is important, and we agree that without any body roll you cannot recover your arm because your shoulder would be in the water. Yet we believe "catching more water" depends on the stroke catch and not body roll, and in fact too much body roll prevents a good catch. Injury isn't caused by lack of body roll but rather improper arm movement, and body roll does not determine if you use large muscle groups or not. That is a function of arm movement.
Cathal King
Body rotation is not encouraged in this video. This is wrong as correct body rotation is beneficial to the freestyle stroke in different ways. For efficient freestyle the shoulders, torso and hips (if more focused on hip driven freestyle for longer distances) all roll as one. It initiates easier arm recovery and prevents injury, catches more water with excess power as it uses larger muscles and core power in the propulsive phase.
Arielle Lifestyle
love this song!!!!
jshaules
Thanks! we have changed the comment.
jshaules
JS Bach Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006 (I. Preludio)
jshaules
JS Bach Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006 (I. Preludio)
Phan Dung
Hi. The piece should be Bach Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006 (I. Preludio).
matteo cominotti
n°1
323Champ
fuckin awesome
FruitarianSwimster
Sounds like the Itzhak Perlman version of the peice, goes nicely with your great explanations!
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