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    Greetings from the Czech republic!

    I am very interested in your “free kick test /with fins vs. without fins/”, (sources: I have the following questions. I would like to carry out this test in the form of research.

    1) Is that a standardized test? Are there any sources of information?
    2) Can be used this test for a short course(25m)?
    3) A difference of 10 seconds is given for a long course, in that case, how is difference for a short course (25m)? Wouldn’t it be better to express that difference by percentage?

    I am big fan of your work.

    Thank you for answer.



  • Free kick test

    Adam updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
  • Gary

    January 7, 2022 at 10:13 AM

    Hi Adam,

    This is a test we developed which is mostly an indicator of a swimmer’s kicking speed and ankle (plantar flexion) flexibility. It is not exact nor standardized, but is a pretty good indicator for the latter.
    We like our swimmers to be within 10 seconds for 50 yards or 50 meters, but find out elite athletes are usually within 5 seconds.

    We also do a 25 yard or meter underwater dolphin kick vs freestyle swim time comparison to determine the appropriate numbers of dolphin kicks off start and turns. We then use a nomogram which recently published to determine the right amount of kicks. You can find that on our Aquanotes.

    Thanks for being a fan of TRC!

    • Adam

      January 9, 2022 at 11:51 AM

      Thank you for your answer. I appreciate it.

      Do you have any test for ankle flexibility?

      I get it, 10 s is static number for all. But, wouldn’t it be better to express that difference by percentage?

      This test is very interesting for me. Please, do you have more information about that?

      Thank you so much.