3 tips on freestyle kick to help you swim faster

3 tips on freestyle kick to help you swim faster


To help you swim faster freestyle we will
go over 3 small details of freestyle kick that can make a big difference. form. tempo. transition. The form of your freestyle kick will determine
how fast you can move. To have a very effective kick you need to
have amazing ankle flexibility. The more you have the less drag you will create. And the opposite is true, just look how I
don’t move with my ankles like this. Also the knees need to be a little bent while
going down and straight while going up. To do this you need to relax your hamstrings
and activate your quads while the leg goes down and while it is going up activate your
glutes, hamstrings, and calves. After you learn to have a good form when kicking
you need to perfect the tempo of your kick. This can vary depending on the distance you
are swimming but the most common tempo is 6 kicks for every 2 strokes. That is 3 kicks with one leg while one arm
does one stroke cycle. The timing of the kicks is very important
too. Because of the rotation and the movement of
the muscles in your core, it is better if the right leg goes down when the left arm
enters the water. while it is gliding you do another kick and
use that momentum to start the pull while the leg comes down again. When you swim freestyle, the most effective
thing you can do after the turn is to do several butterfly or dolphin underwater kicks. This carries the speed of your push. but the problem most people have is they lose
that speed in the transition from uw kicks to freestyle kicks. The first few freestyle kicks are extremely
important. They need to be fast and they need to start
before the arms start moving. This also relates to the breakout video we
did a while ago. check it out here in the info card. If you want to continue improving and not
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everyone soon. Stay tuned. Thanks for watching! See you next time! Swim fast!

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93 thoughts on “3 tips on freestyle kick to help you swim faster”

  • Great video. Maybe can make another separate in depth videos for the different kicks tempo including that 6 kick tempo. Maybe there are drills for them?

  • it looks so easy…but when i'm in the water i forget everything. I'm a runner, when i'm running and get tired, i used to breath faster but only for my nose, but swimming its so hard to me to breath more when i got tired, 'cause isn't easy do it faster, maybe just this sport is not for me.

  • Abraham Chavez says:

    Hi, I have a small pool and I really want to learn how to do competitive swim techniques. Right now all I do is swim around and have fun, but I really want to do competitive swimming, but I don't know where to start

  • not only ankles,all good swimmer got super- horrible flexible hip,they actually rotate their hip while swimming,they can do leg-split easily! these talents gain this secret skill(hip rotation) while they were very young ,they don't know(or forgot) they are actually dancing….

  • Jason Jackson says:

    Love your videos, I learn a lot from them. I want to echo S. Jon’s request for a training guide & specific exercises or routines to practice to improve myself.

  • Lee李이Sang相상 Hwa和화 says:

    빠르게 헤엄치는 데 도움되는 자유형 차기에 관한 3 가지 비결

    여러분이 빠르게 헤엄치는 데 도움이 되고자 큰 차이를 만들 수 있는 자유형 차기의 세 가지 세부사항을 살펴보겠습니다.

    첫 번째는 자세(form, 폼)입니다.
    두 번째는 박자(tempo, 템포)입니다.
    세 번째는 전환(transition, 트랜지션)입니다.

    차는 자세가 당신이 얼마나 빨리 갈 수 있는가를 결정합니다. 아주 효율적으로 차려면 발목 유연성이 훌륭해야 합니다. 발목 유연성이 좋을수록 발생하는 저항은 더 적어집니다. 그 반대도 또한 참입니다. 보시다시피 제가 발목을 이렇게 하면 전혀 움직이지 못합니다. 또한 무릎은 아래로 찰 때는 약간 구부려야 하고 위로 찰 때는 펴야 합니다. 그렇게 하려면 다리가 내려갈 때 뒤넙다리근육은 이완해야 하고 넙다리네갈래근을 활성화해야 합니다 그리고 다리가 올라갈 때는 엉덩이 근육, 뒤넙다리근육, 그리고 종아리 근육을 활성화해야 합니다.

    좋은 자세로 차는 법을 배운 다음에는, 차는 박자를 숙달해야 합니다. 차는 박자는 헤엄치는 거리에 따라 달라질 수 있습니다. 그렇지만 가장 일반적인 박자는 팔 돌리기 2 번마다 6번 차기입니다. 즉 팔 한쪽이 한 번 돌아가는 동안 한쪽 다리로 3번 차게 됩니다. 차는 때 맞춤(timing, 타이밍) 또한 아주 중요합니다. 몸체 회전과 몸체 중심부 근육군(core, 코어)의 움직임 때문에, 왼쪽 팔이 물에 들어갈 때 오른쪽 다리를 아래로 차는 것이 더 낫습니다. 왼팔이 활강하는 동안 한 번 더 차세요 그리고 오른쪽 다리가 다시 내려올 때 그 타력을 이용하여 당기기 시작하십시오.

    자유형으로 헤엄칠 때, 벽 되돌기 후 당신이 할 수 있는 가장 효과적인 것은 물속 돌고래 즉 접영 차기를 몇 번 하는 것입니다. 이를 통해 벽을 밀고 나온 속도를 살리게 됩니다. 그렇지만 대부분의 사람들이 보이는 문제점은 물속 돌고래 차기에서 자유형 차기로 전환하면서 속도가 죽는다는 것입니다. 처음 몇 번의 자유형 차기가 아주 중요합니다. 첫 자유형 차기는 빨라야 하고 팔이 움직이기 시작하기 전에 시작해야 합니다. 이것은 얼마 전에 우리가 만든 째 나오기 비디오로 이어집니다. 여기 인포 카드에서 그것을 확인해보세요.

    당신이 계속해서 향상하고 싶고 또한 우리 비디오를 놓치고 싶지 않다면, 우리 채널을 구독하시고 벨 아이콘이 체크되어 있는지 확인하세요. 우리 웹페이지를 확인해보세요, 수모에서 훈련 세트 그리고 감동을 주는 것들까지 더 많은 수영 내용을 찾아보실 수 있습니다.

    이번 주의 댓글은 S Jan의 "헤엄칠 줄 알지만 훈련은 처음 시작하는 사람들을 위한 훈련 가이드가 있을까요?"라는 질문입니다. 그에 대한 답은 네, 그렇지만 아직 아니오입니다. 우리는 곧 모든 사람을 위한 훈련 프로그램을 내놓을 계획입니다. 기대해주세요.

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  • I love your videos. But it is not really tempo but rather kick timing that you are showing. Tempo should refer to how many kicks per minute.

  • Swimming here looks so fun I want to learn how to swim. Do you like swimming? Or just train for competition and use it as a job.

  • Everybody writes to not bend knees then they actually bend them on videos. Good that I found video where somebody actually said to bend them slightly when going down. IT looks easy, but I have hard time with this.

  • Ted Francis Asuncion says:

    Nice vid! so if lead arm is on, the oppoist leg should kick-down?
    – while a leg is going down, knees should be slightly bent.
    – while going up, knees should be straight.

  • Please, explain the fingers position! I've been seeing that in yours videos and I don't know why. I feel pushing more water when my fingers are touching together. Thanks!!

  • Skills NT Swimming says:

    We have a 10 workout program available now. It is focused on short freestyle training. It will help you gain speed and also put in practice a good freestyle technique. Click here to learn more about it: https://skillswimming.com/swordfish/

  • Matthew Cole says:

    The most helpful thing for me was syncing my kicks with my arms. This is the only video I've found that actually gives this as advice. It took a week because retraining muscle memory isn't fun but it took around .5 seconds off my 50 free. In my opinion it's worth making a video on. My coach and I had to make up drills ourselves to help me learn it.

  • World Traveller says:

    1) i find it a little hard for my spine to be straight and body up when swimming free style. pls advise (my legs are a bit too low in the water) 2) i cant swim 50 metres without panting – how to improve stamina? thanks

  • Shushan Parangot says:

    Does anyone have tips on how to be happy at swimming because… I used to be faster than my friend at swimming but after one day after we leveled up she became soooo fast now. I'm sad. Maybe a bit jealous but seriously how.

  • Shushan Parangot says:

    I know i might be spamming but, I'm going to take a break from swimming for 1 month is there any exercises I can do so i won't lose my speed?

  • Sarang tamirisa says:

    2:09 my favorite part of the video starts
    It's damn funny and awesome how you guys fuck around in the pool with such ease

  • Aren't we supposed to kick from our hips in the down kick ? As in the videos your kicking from your knees using the quads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK563K_DZP0 . Am i wrong?.

  • Maryam Issakhani says:

    Hi , I'm having a problem which is when I kick my legs only , without arms moving, I go only half way , and after that I don't move any forward , no matter how hard or flexible I kick , I'm not very much of a beginner. I can float on the water easily. I do back strokes pretty well. But when it comes to kicking and free style while head inside the water , after a specific distance ( half almost ) I don't feel myself moving ! What could possibly be wrong ? I bend my knees slightly , and I try to make fast kicks

  • Ясен Панталеев says:

    Спасибо очень помогли,хотя не все по английски понял.

  • swathi nagaram says:

    Hi how many kicks we have gor one stroke in freestyle swimming..n breast stroke n butterfly swimming..pl clear my doubt

  • Thank you so much for your videos, I really like them I find very helpful! Do you have any kick exercises to improve the three skills?

  • makhtar akhtar says:

    Six kicks for every Two strokes. That's one of the vital information I was looking for. Glad I found this video.

  • Correct me if I’m wrong but from what I observe, Caeleb Dressel starts his breakout pull very early and does about two underwater kicks while his arm is going back. He also has one of the best breakouts in the world. I’ve tried it and it’s very effective when done right

  • please help me how to hold the breath long under the water. My breath is very short, and I can't stay under the water long. When I swim, my body doesn't move and it kept stay in one area. What is the cause of it? I had been trying the kicking from this video, but I can't control my legs to move the way I want it while my hands are pushing the water away. Even though I breath by mouth and nose under the water, but it's not very long and I have to get my head up from the water like a minute but not more……………please give me some tips………………thank……….

  • in the name of bts says:

    we have aquatics as our class but im still struggling with the kicking :(( like my feet sinks and easily gets tired 🙁 i need help

  • need help ! my daughter due to take part under 15 – 200 m freestyle competition her timing is 2.44 so i would like to know how she should keep her momentum in each lap ? it is 50m pool so 4 time , ex 1st 50 m speed 100% ,second 50 80% like this – thanks

  • I don't use my legs while I swim and only use my hands, I've been swimming regularly free style for 6 months I do 20 laps per day I've reduced weight but I don't understand why my thighs are getting thinner than my hands. Though I don't use my legs while swimming and use my hand only! My hand is as fat as before but my thighs are getting thin I don't like this!

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