BUTTERFLY OR BUTTERSTRUGGLE
- Published October 2011, SWIMMER Magazine
This swimming stroke evokes more social and political questions than the other three combined. Questions like – Who invented this thing? What were they thinking? And, Do I really have to swim this?
PEOPLE PADDLE PROGRESSION
- Published February 2012, SWIMMER Magazine
Just because the stroke is called Freestyle doesn’t mean anything goes. There are limits to any good swimmer’s motions, and the maxim of ‘Different Strokes for Different Folks’ is only generically true.
PADDLE vs. PROPELLER
- Published Apr 24, 2013, SWIMMER Magazine
Stu Kahn from Davis Aquatic Masters describes the differences between the propeller freestyle stoke and the paddle freestyle stroke, as featured in the May/June issue of SWIMMER Magazine.
FIVE COMMON BREATHING MISTAKES IN FREESTYLE
- Published October 2013, SWIMMER Magazine
Coach Stu Kahn is back in this issue with five of the most common mistakes that vex freestylers during the breathing part of the stroke. Whether you're just learning to swim or are a seasoned pro, these tips will have you breathing easier in no time.
- Published July 2014, SWIMMER Magazine
At the highest levels of our sport, it's now widly accepted that the differences in time separating elite swimmers are skill-based, not strength-based. No amount of training volume can bridge a gap created by technical flaws.
- Published November 2014, SWIMMER Magazine
New views for a better backstroke.
THE SCIENCE OF FRONT CRAWL
- Published November 2016, SWIMMER Magazine
MODIFICATIONS FOR MASTERS
- Published July 2016, SWIMMER Magazine
When it comes to swimming diversity and inclusion, USMS is the kindest, gentlest organization. Our rule book allows for little-known stroke modifications in backstroke, stroke exceptions in butterfly, and in-water options for racing starts and relay finishes.
Other Technique Links
STRAIGHTER ARM FREESTYLE
This just might work for you. The coaches from SwimSmooth in Australia have a short piece on why a straighter arm recovery may work better for OW swimmers in wetsuits. We here at DAM think their rationale works for pool swimming freestyle just as well.
is a way of training that is gaining increasing support in the scientific community. We started Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT) last winter in preparation for the Nationals in Santa Clara. That type of intensive swimming is precisely what is recommended in this recent New York Times article.
USMS Online Articles
Find dozens of articles for swimmers and triathletes at active.com.