David Shen

What’s the Deal with Kicking in Freestyle Swimming?

There always seems to be some controversy surrounding kicking in Freestyle swimming. In the TI forums, someone posed a query about kicking and here is how I answered it, with some minor edits:

Some thoughts about kicking that I’ve discovered:…

Postural Considerations for Swimming

One of the biggest issues I see first with my swimming clients is their posture. When they cannot get their spine aligned properly, nearly everything about swimming is very difficult.

We start with balance in the water, but if you …

Truths about Spearing Angle in Freestyle

This post was sparked by some discussion in the forums on finding the perfect spearing angle. Here’s my take on all aspects of the spearing angle during Freestyle.

There are two spearing angles: depth and horizontal.

Most people think of …