If you can swim the same distance per stroke
and increase your rate, you'll swim faster.
Of course there is a bit more to it, but this is
my suggestion to swimmers on how to
increase their stroke rate in open water.
Watch Video 1
On a similar note, my squad has been
getting good improvement in their sprints.
There's two things we've focused on to do
this. One is stroke rate, but the other you
might not have heard of yet.
Watch Video 2
As an athlete you will have experimented with
different ways to train, race and improve.
You might have also trained under a coach
and on your own. I'm often asked if a coach
is required in order to be successful as an
I've seen both work, but you might want to
consider this before going out on your own...
Watch Video 3
Until next week,
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