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Freestyle Swimming Core Strength: Timing, Rhythm, and Momentum

SSS freestyle catch

Your swimming tempo or stroke rate is as important as stroke count. A swimmer must strive to lower either of the two numbers without adversely affecting the over-all equation. Sheila discusses how timing can enable improvements in your swimming equation.

Freestyle Swimming Core Strength: Driving from the Hips

SSS Allison Schmidt hip

In her book Swim Speed Workouts, 4-time Olympian Sheila Taormina describes a key concept for developing your fastest freestyle, the Serape Core Drive.

Timing the Finish in Serape Swimming

Which direction is the hip drive in serape swimming? Does the hip drive upward or forward? And when: before or after EVF (the catch)? Sheila answers.

Serape Swimming: The Role of Core Strength in Freestyle Swimming Speed, Part II

In her book Swim Speed Workouts, 4-time Olympian Sheila Taormina describes a key concept for developing your fastest freestyle, the Serape Core Drive. Here’s Part II of an overview of serape swimming.

Serape Swimming: The Role of Core Strength in Freestyle Swimming Speed, Part I

In her book Swim Speed Workouts, 4-time Olympian Sheila Taormina describes a key concept for developing your fastest freestyle, the Serape Core Drive.

Swim Speed Workouts: Serape Kicking Drill Video

Swim Speed Workouts Serape Kicking Drill Video SSW

In this video, David Morgan demonstrates the proper positioning for the Serape Kicking Drill.

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