Freestyle – Kicking Technique

Marc Clayton is a talented athlete who just started swimming when COVID broke out. We began our coaching with Marc through a video analysis. Coach Gary and Marc identified 3 key areas to work on in their upcoming sessions. The first being the pulling motion, the kick and lastly fast body rotation. Marc's background as a soccer player is apparent in our first session. He bends the knee waaay too much on the up kick. Coach Gary calls this poor, but common kicking technique the 50 yard field goal. While much power is created and may 'feel' good to Marc it causing more drag than it's worth. We use a series of kick swim drills and equipment in order for Marc understand what is an efficient kicking technique.