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Mistakes in Freestyle Swimming Technique Genadijus Sokolovas, Ph.D.

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1 Mistakes in Freestyle Swimming Technique Genadijus Sokolovas, Ph.D.

2 Typical Mistakes in Freestyle Technique Head/Body Position Head/Body Position Breathing Breathing Beginning of the Stroke Beginning of the Stroke Middle of the Stroke Middle of the Stroke Kicking Technique Kicking Technique Sighting Technique Sighting Technique

3 Head/Body Position Mistakes High head position High head position Low head position Low head position Watching forward Watching forward Moving the head during the swim Moving the head during the swim Head/shoulders above the surface – legs/feet low Head/shoulders above the surface – legs/feet low Body rotation Body rotation

4 Head/Body Position Mistakes

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6 FREESTYLE HEAD/BODY POSITION VIDEOS

7 Breathing Mistakes Head above the water Head above the water Loss of balance Loss of balance Use arms/shoulders to rotate for the breathing Use arms/shoulders to rotate for the breathing Breaking the body line during the breathing Breaking the body line during the breathing Late breathing Late breathing

8 Breathing Mistakes

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11 FREESTYLE BREATHING VIDEOS

12 Mistakes at the Beginning of the Stroke Entering arm too close to the head Entering arm too close to the head Pressing straight arm stroke down Pressing straight arm stroke down Pressing arm to the side Pressing arm to the side Dropping elbow Dropping elbow

13 Mistakes at the Beginning of the Stroke

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15 FREESTYLE VIDEOS

16 Mistakes in the Middle of the Stroke S-shape hand pathway S-shape hand pathway Bending elbow Bending elbow Moving hand in a circular pattern Moving hand in a circular pattern Swimming with arms only Swimming with arms only

17 Mistakes in the Middle Phase of the Stroke

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19 FREESTYLE VIDEOS

20 Mistakes in Kicking Technique Bending knees too much Bending knees too much Too large amplitude kick Too large amplitude kick Kicking down only Kicking down only Low ankle flexibility Low ankle flexibility Crossing legs during the swim Crossing legs during the swim

21 Mistakes in Kicking Technique

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23 FREESTYLE KICKING VIDEOS

24 Mistakes in Sighting Technique Lifting head too high Lifting head too high Combining breathing and sighting Combining breathing and sighting Slow kicking during the sighting Slow kicking during the sighting Pressing arm down during the sighting Pressing arm down during the sighting

25 Mistakes in Sighting Technique

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27 FREESTYLE SIGHTING VIDEOS


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