If you're familiar with The Race Club, you know how much we preach the importance of high octane freestyle and a fast stroke rate for a 50 freestyle. It may not be the most efficient way to swim freestyle, but we believe it's the fastest. However, sometimes just hearing something isn't enough. That's why we like to put these things to the test. With the help of elite sprinter Payton Sorenson, we were able to show that a high stroke rate combined with a high octane recovery is the best 50 freestyle technique.