I know there are many different schools of thought on “the best way” to swim. I just have a technical question about one portion of the swim stroke–the glide. Or more precisely, “to glide or not to glide” is the question.
A reader asks, “I’ve spent 6 years trying to swim faster and I can’t get below 2:00 100s. Am I hopeless?” Jim Gourley replies, “Best. Question. EVER.” See why.
So even after 116 years of Olympic swimming, we’re still refining our scientific understanding of the best way to move through the water.