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Calf cramp by swimming

Work on the flexibility in your ankles. You should easily be able to make a straight line from your shin down the top of your foot to your toes. This is the ideal position to get the most propulsion ...
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Calf cramp by swimming

You’re using too much kick in your swim, and may be kicking off the wall incorrectly. Distance swimmers don’t need a tremendous amount of kick - especially triathletes. You’re just going to tire your ...
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Enough Air Input for Free style

The best advice I can give you is that it's okay to swim some sidestroke when you need to. It will obviously not be as fast as freestyle for the duration of your race, but breathing patterns are a ...
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2-beat Kick-Stroke coordination in front crawl swimming

Interesting question. So what you’re talking about is a “2 beat kick”. What that means is that for a full arm cycle (1 pull with each arm), your completing 2 kicks (one with each leg). that’s a ...
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Enough Air Input for Free style

One of the best tips that helped me a lot for getting enough air when swimming FS is to breath out as much as possible while submerged. This will let you exhale the air that is high in CO2 to free up ...
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