The 5 Biggest Freestyle Swimming Mistakes
If you’re stuck with your swimming, skill is the key to speed.
Faster swimmers are BETTER swimmers.
If you want to go faster or longer, you’re going to need make some changes to how you swim.
Of course, you don’t want to waste your time and energy on skills that won’t make a big impact.
What kind of investment would that be?
Instead, you want to work on fixing the biggest mistakes so you can get the most speed out from the effort you put in.
To help you improve as quickly as possible, today, I’m going to describe the biggest mistakes that triathletes make in their swimming.
I’m going to describe why they’re problematic.
Most importantly, I’m going to show you the simplest ways to create change.
You’ll notice that I don’t really tell you what to THINK about.
I show you the best exercises for helping you FEEL these key skills.
Learning skills is a sensory experience, and the better you can feel, the faster you can change, which means better swimming is in your future.
1. Sinking Legs
Learning to manage body position in the water is challenging.
It requires a skillset that’s not like any other on land.
As a result, many struggle with this skill, and it’s almost universally present in those without a lot of swimming experience.
Many triathletes swim with their hips and feet well below the surface.
Why does it matter?
Swimming with sinking legs is like swimming with a parachute.
It’s putting on the brakes!
That means slow swimming and HARD swimming.
Worse still, the instinct is to KICK to compensate for the low legs.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t do much to solve the problem, but it does expend a lot of energy, hurting your endurance.
Hopefully, you can see why this is a problem.
Here’s how you fix that problem.
You learn what it feels like to be supported in the water by your lungs.