Category Archives: Swim Training

How to use a Pull Buoy

Many people swim faster with a pull buoy because it improves their body position in the water. However, its purpose is not to substitute for a wetsuit or to hide a poor kick as some people seem to think. Read more >
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How to use Finger Paddles

These are smaller paddles that cover the fingers and allow the surface area of the palm to stay exposed. The smaller surface area allows for more feel of the water and also places less strain on the shoulders. Read more >
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How to use a combined Pullkick

Confused about all the training aids on the market? Speedo advisory coach and Swimfortri director Dan Bullock explains what they are and how to use them… Effectiveness rating: ★★★★★ Why: ... Read more >
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How to use a Kickboard

A kickboard makes sure you’ve got your footwork right. You should aim to drive the motion from your hips rather than your knees, and point your toes at the back wall of the pool rather than the bottom. Read more >
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