Front crawl is the fastest stroke and gives you the feeling of being powerful in the water. It is often hard to get the hang of at first because fitting in the breathing can be difficult. Follow along in this swimming how-to video to learn the basics of the front crawl.
Butterfly needs both stamina and technique, but the body movements are not difficult because you will have done many of them before in other strokes. When racing butterfly, your arms must come out of the water on every stroke. They must not drag through the water when they move from your hips to the entry position. Follow along with this quick how-to animation to learn how to do the butterfly stroke for swimming.
Most top swimmers use the grab start to get their race under way. This gets you moving off the blocks quickly and into the water smoothly. The starter will not begin the race until everybody is ready and still. This is really important because you can be disqualified if you fall in before the start or if you are slow getting ready. Follow along in this how-to animation to learn the best method to power off the blocks in swimming.
This quick how-to animation demonstrates how to do a tumble turn in swimming. Follow along and see how easy it is to do tumble turns. The main purpose of the tumble turn is to finish one length and begin the next as fast as possible. In freestyle races, you do not have to touch the wall with your hands. Any part of your body is fine, and using the feet gets a much faster turn.
This quick how-to animation demonstrates who to do a back crawl turn in swimming. The hardest thing to do in the back crawl turn is to find the wall. There are a couple of ways to do this. The first is to look for the flags across the pool and count your strokes from the flags. The other is to count how many strokes it takes to get from one end to the other. You need to leave space to turn on to your front and tumble, so don't count all the way to the end of the pool.
This how-to animations shows you the basic turns for breast and butterfly strokes in swimming. Watch and see how easy it is to improve your swimming techniques with these steps. The same type of turn is used for both butterfly and breaststroke. The laws say that you must touch the wall with two hands, so a touch and pivot turn is used. The main thing to remember is that you don't need to hang on to the wall. The quicker you touch it and pull your hands away the better.
James Gibson, the former 50m world champion demonstrates a competitive level breaststroke. The breaststroke is a mixture of fast leg kicks and smooth arm and hand movements. It's key to have proper technique in the up and down movement as well as moving forward. Follow along with this swimming how-to video to learn how to do and advanced breaststroke with James Gibson. Do an advanced breaststroke in swimming.
Steve Parry, Olympic bronze medallist in the 200m, demonstrates tips to improve your butterfly. Everything is broken down to improving the fundamentals. Work on just the kick, just the stroke with one arm, then the stroke with the other arm, etc. Follow along with this swimming how-to video to improve your butterfly stroke. Improve your butterfly stroke with Steve Parry.
The single arm drill can improve the backstroke and butterfly stroke. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
The sidestroke may be used recreationally and in rescue situations. Therefore, proper sidestroke form is especially important. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
The doggie paddle is a stroke that is useful for beginners. The doggie paddle is a natural starting stroke for children. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Floating is a swimming skill needed in a survival situation. Floating can be done on the back or front. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Holding breath underwater is an important part of learning to swim. Knowing how to hold breath underwater can prevent choking and drowning. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Knowing how to prevent drowning is important for all who swim. There are simple safety steps available that can help prevent drowning. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Hypothermia can be a real danger when swimming in very cold water. There are both emergency and non-emergency steps the swimmer can take to prevent hypothermia. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
The streamline kick can reduce drag while swimming. The streamline kick is a good drill for style swimming. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Swimming in ocean currents requires preparation and understanding. There are definite do's and don'ts when trying to swim in currents. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Swimming in the ocean requires a few unique considerations. Ocean swimming is more unpredictable than swimming in a pool or lake. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Kick drills are important in swimming because they improve technique and build strength. There are unique kick drills for each of the swimming strokes. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
The butterfly is the most difficult strokes in swimming. However, the butterfly stroke is also one of the most beautiful. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Teaching a child to go underwater may be easier than it sounds. Children have a natural reflex to go underwater but can lose it. Learn how to teach a child to go underwater in this swimming video tutorial.
The backstroke is a great swim stoke that is best learned gradually. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
The breaststroke is a great swimming stroke for beginners. Many swimmers prefer the breaststroke over other swimming strokes. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Breathing is a skill to master before trying advanced swimming strokes. Learning to breathe while swimming will enable rapid progress. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Dolphins are some of the best, most graceful swimmers in the sea. Majestic and beautiful, they achieve both speed and form while looping from wave to wave.
The flip turn is a swimming skill that takes a bit of practice to perfect. The flip turn increases speed when swimming laps. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Check out this instructional swimming video that demonstrates how to get comfortable swimming using these 3 drills to develop a feel of putting your head underwater and exhaling. These are 3 great drills for the very beginner swimmer. These drills will particularly give you the sensation of having your face underwater, exhaling and coming up to breath - without actually swimming.
Check out this instructional swimming video that demonstrates the proper techniques to practiceing the single arm drill. The single arm drill ensures that you are getting the rotation you need throughout your stroke. Push off the wall with both arms extended in front of you with your hands touching, one on top of the other. Rotate to your side so that you are lying on your left side with your left arm in front on you. Now, swim down the pool, using only your right arm - once you get to the ot...
Check out this instructional swimming video that demonstrates how to improve your swimming abilities by practicing the top three swim drills. Learn how to use "slow arm recovery," "quick catch" and "high swingers" to improve your swim stroke. Swim coaches use a wide variety of techniques to enable a swimmer to swim efficiently. Incorporate these into your work out to make your stroke effective with this swimming tutorial video.
Learn how to overcome and fix four common swim faults with this lesson from six-time Ironman champion Dave Scott. Check out this swimming tutorial video that explains how to correct faults while swimming. Concentrate on your stroke mechanics in the water, and learn how to correct common flaws when swimming with this instructional fishing video.
So you want to get your legs in shape quickly? The drill demonstrated in this how-to video is not only fun, but just a bit challenging and a great way to work your legs without injuring your knees. Supporting extra weight trains your feet to become a productive part of your swimming. Watch this video swimming tutorial and learn how to practice a double medicine ball eggbeater drill to improve leg strength.
Most swimmers love paddle-training for the power they provide and the way they feel. Anything that makes the swimmer focus on what their arms are doing is a good thing. PT paddles, as demonstrated in this how-to video, take away power from the hands though, and force the swimmer to train to maximize efficiency of the rest of the arm and legs. PT paddles take away from pull power, and train arm technique. Watch this video swimming tutorial and learn how to train your pull and arm technique wit...
While most paddles are multi-purpose, the Finis freestyler paddles, demonstrated in this how-to video, only work with, well, freestyle. While it's annoying to lug around that much equipment in your swim gear bag, unique equipment forces you to focus on one specific thing at a time. The Finis freestyler paddle is best used for improving freestyle stroke and efficiency. Watch this video swimming tutorial and learn how to train with Finis freestyler hand paddles.
Sometimes the best paddles for swim training are the ones at the end of your arms: your hands. By manipulating the shape of your hands, as demonstrated in this how-to video, you can learn all kinds of things about your stroke. Far too many swimmers don't even think about how they use their hands. Learn how to improve stroke and use your muscles better by using different hand drills by watching this video swimming tutorial.
Swimmers and coaches either love them or hate them, but you can't avoid them. This how-to video is all about swimming with paddles. Paddles have been part of swimming for a long time and will continue to be. They're great for building strength during practice, and improving stroke technique. Learn how to improve swim strength and technique by training with paddles by watching this video swimming tutorial.
The drill demonstrated in this how-to video is so tough, you have to try it out in your swim-training. The marching soldier drill really works co-ordination and is very taxing on the legs; it also helps improve body positioning when under tremendous strain. Improve your backstroke form and technique by watching this video swimming tutorial.
Do you overreach on your backstroke? Having a hard time keeping your hips up? Wondering how your hands should exit to initiate recovery? Want to get the feeling of where to start the pull? The swimming drill demonstrated in this how-to video is for you. Watch this video swimming tutorial and learn how to practice a double arm backstroke to practice your backstroke technique.
Prescription swimming goggles cost almost as much as a new pair of glasses. That's way too expensive, especially if you don't get to go swimming as often as you'd like. But using the clever tips in this video tutorial, you'll be able to make a pair of prescription swimming goggles for less than you'd spend on a tank of gas to get you to the beach.
Swimming tips and techniques for freestyle swimmers or beginners. Learn how to swim the freestyle stroke in this free swimming video.
Participate in competitive swimming? Or maybe you just enjoy freestyle swimming. Either way, check out this instructional video and learn how to extend your stroke as you go to air to achieve greater distance per stroke.