Sheila Taormina shares what’s new in the second edition of America’s favorite guide to faster swimming: Swim Speed Secrets.
Swimming is 80% technique! So why focus on the elements that are easiest to master? Set your top priorities to become a faster swimmer.
Reducing the number of strokes you take per pool length is only good if you are actually swimming faster, too… Sheila Taormina explains the relationship between DPS (distance per stroke) and stroke rate.
Check out an example of how swimmers take fewer strokes–and swim slower.
Find out why the world’s elite swimmers keep breaking records while the rest of us are not getting faster.
Can you hang with an Olympic gold medalist? Try the first week of Sheila Taormina’s Olympic-quality workouts with this free download from her program, Swim Speed Workouts.
There is a valuable tool in swimming that lets you know if you are directing your energy the right way and holding water as you ratchet up the speed. It is called stroke data.
The curvilinear path in elite swimming is not an illusion caused by body rotation or elbow flexion. It’s undeniably present in the world’s fastest swimmers.
Vladimir Morozov swims freestyle uses a straight-arm technique. See an underwater photo of his stroke from Swim Speed Strokes.
Watch Peter Vanderkaay demonstrate the Catch-Up Drill in this video based on Swim Speed Strokes.
Because of the feedback we’ve gotten on Facebook, I will offer a short explanation of what I mean by “S-pull” and how all elite swimmers today show it in their stroke.
After getting many comments about this post on Facebook, Sheila Taormina has written a response that more fully explains the S pull in swimming in this new post: Let’s Talk About the S Pull in Swimming.
The best swimmers in the world are masters at feeling the water. But what does that mean? Sheila Taormina explains.
Sheila Taormina explores the contributions that lift and drag make to the underwater pull in all four swimming strokes.
Four strokes are represented in these photos. Take this quiz and see if you can identify them!
A reader sent in a question recently about stroke rate. He noticed that his stroke rate had fallen after beginning the Swim Speed Workouts training program, resulting in fewer strokes per length.
You need to know your swimming stroke rate. If you don’t, there’s a good chance you’re leaving speed in the water.
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.