Freestyle technique

Freestyle Breathing 101: Master the Mechanics

Just as  I do on the right.

The following post is adapted from a 2006 article written by Terry Laughlin.

Richard Quick, the six-time U.S. Olympic team coach who directed 12 teams to NCAA titles, once said while giving a butterfly stroke clinic: “Don’t hide your breathing

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:…

Get Hip to Open Water Technique

This summer marks the 40th anniversary of my first experience with open water racing. I joined the Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps in 1973, and–as one of the better open water distance swimmers at Jones Beach–began to represent the Corps …