I have to say, I’m not a fan of hypoxic training for masters swimmer, but I am a fan of learning efficiency to the point of not needing air.

Staying in balance for a smooth freestyle isn’t always as easy as it looks. Sometimes it takes more than one to really accomplish the perfect stroke.

Here’s a short freestyle progression, using a combination of drills to help swimmers focus on balance, the timing of the weight shift in the body, and holding the water into the catch.

After spending a week in London watching the Olympics and seeing an old friend, Coach Dave Durden, we were reminded of a drill Dave shared with us.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the straight-arm pull versus the bent-arm pull. Paddle versus propeller. Linear pull pattern versus S-shaped pull pattern. To figure out which is best for you, you need to experience both types of pull.