A fit athlete spend the weekend with me for a swim intensive. The first night we saw a pool buddy who gave the best advice, “The most important part of swimming is to RELAX.”  So true. You can see from this video how the swimmer is holding tension in his chest and neck which holds his body underwater. Relaxing releases the tension. Note, this student is doing an excellent job of keeping the reaching hand in the water until the recovery hand begins to reach. That was his focal point for this video.  As he begins to relax and put more stretch into the reaching forward hand, he will be able to weight his front quadrant of the body so it remains immersed and his rear end surfaces with a quiet kick so he glides along.


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