Top Tips from Robbie Renwick
Freestyle stroke technique:
Keep high elbows when swimming; this ensures that your arms are moving forward in the direction of travel.
Try maintain a 3-6 beat leg kick: This means 3-6 kicks per 1 stroke which will increase your swimming speed and efficiency.
Head position: keep the water line just above your eyes. This will make sure your head position is not too high or too low.
Strength and conditioning is used to improve your swimming speed and power. As all cardio has been done in the pool, competitive swimmers will tend to only do short, heavy explosive exercises in the gym. This works our anaerobic system.
When performing an Olympic lift which is ideal for building strength and power, seek advice to make sure you are lifting with the correct technique.
Start with light weights till you have the correct technique then start to load the weights.
Always remember to stretch out/ foam roll muscles after your weight session.